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Please order my newest poetry volume.  Publication date is July 22, 2013.

On-line: https://www.finishinglinepress.com
Click on “Bookstore.”  Click on the title for more info.
By mail: Finishing Line Press, PO Box 1626, Georgetown, KY 40324
Please send $14 + $2.49 shipping (per copy). If ordering multiple copies,
shipping is $2.49 for the first copy and $1.49 for each additional copy.

The poems tell of a year when high tide, northwind, and a body created a crisis. On Vashon Island in Puget Sound, we parents and two sons hiked up Bunker Trail to get out to school and to work. Our walk-in community of some twenty-six waterfront cabins shared the upkeep of a common trail and a gravity-fed water system. With a steep greenbelt behind and a richly inhabited beach in front, we were a family curious in this exquisitely abundant but precarious environment.

Cover by Bolinas Frank

From December 21:
Above, people push in and out
of Thriftway slowly, relaxed.
Below, the northwind
saves itself for us only.

Down here we watch, mark
each high tide off our chart
twice a day,
each cross a triumph
as if we have won.

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What Rain Does

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Cost : $16.50 which includes tax and mailing costs. Please give your name, number of books desired, and your mailing address. We will ship the book to you with an invoice for you to mail payment back.
Cover by Anita Boyle
Available now at Elliott Bay Books, Seattle;  Vashon Book Shop, Vashon Island; Edmonds Bookshop, Edmonds; Open Books, a Poem Emporium (2414 N 45th); Lucy’s Bookstore (Astoria); Pt. Reyes Bookstore (CA);Central Washington State Bookstore (Ellensberg).

Readings

Readings
Ann Spiers

Thanks to the Reading Hosts

***Wed, Feb 26, 4-6 pm, Nelson Bentley Extravaganza. Hugo House, 1634 11th, Seattle. With students of NB.

***Th-Fri-Sat, Feb 27-March 1, AWP Seattle, Reading at Book Fair with Egress Studio Press from What Rain Does.

***Sat. March 8, 10:30, Haiku as Spiritual Practice, Conference on the Dharma Arts. Workshop by Terran Campbell. Reading with Tanya McDonald and Michael Dylan Welch, Seattle University.

***Sat. March 8, 4 pm, PoetsWest, Greenlake Public Library, 7364 E Greenlake Dr. N, w/ open mic and also featuring  Marci Ameluxen and Jean Ameluxen.

Cover by Bolinas Frank

Please order my newest poetry volume.

Finishing Line Press $14, ISBN 978-1-62229-352-0;  Books available at Elliott Bay Books; Open Books; Tacoma’s King’s Books; Vashon Book Shop, Olympia’s Orca Books. And Amazon and Finishing Line Press websites.

On-line:Amazon.com or https://www.finishinglinepress.com [Click on “Bookstore” or “Preorder Forthcoming Titles.”  Click on the title for more info.] By mail: Finishing Line Press, PO Box 1626, Georgetown, KY 40324 Please send $14 + $2.49 shipping (per copy). If ordering multiple copies, shipping is $2.49 for the first copy and $1.49 for each additional copy.

The poems tell of a year when high tide, northwind, and a body created a crisis. On Vashon Island in Puget Sound, we parents and two sons hiked up Bunker Trail to get out to school and to work. Our walk-in community of some twenty-six waterfront cabins shared the upkeep of a common trail and a gravity-fed water system. With a steep greenbelt behind and a richly inhabited beach in front, we were a family curious in this exquisitely abundant but precarious environment.

From December 21: Above, people push in and out of Thriftway slowly, relaxed. Below, the northwind saves itself for us only.

Down here we watch, mark each high tide off our chart twice a day, each cross a triumph as if we have won.

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To order What Rain Does, http://egressstudiopress.com/  Paypal: Cost : $16.50 which includes tax and mailing costs.

What the Rain Does Available now at Elliott Bay Books, Seattle; Pt. Reyes Station Books, CA; Lucy Books, Astoria; Vashon Book Shop, Vashon Island; Edmonds Bookshop, Edmonds, or Open Books, a Poem Emporium (2414 N 45th). ******** From Leaving: Even the storm that opened doors on your birthday is gone. I remember. You don’t. Your birthday. This all goes: Your right to come down trail, collect daffodils and primrose, cross the porch to the beach. Then, now, I don’t look up. Your steps are a rhythm I know. Like a crow peck or wave pound. I trust you won’t slip. You know what rain does. Where the planks rot.

Anita K. Boyle akboyle@egressstudio.com >360-398-7870, 5581 Noon Road, Bellingham, WA 98226 egressstudiopress.com

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See Ann Spiers honored to be in Fire On Her Tongue: an eBook Anthology of Contemporary Women’s Poetry (ebook) (Two Sylvias Press, 2012), anthology editors Kelli Russell Agodon & Annette Spaulding-Convy, is available on Amazon Kindle and will be available on Barnes & Noble, iBooks, Sony, www.twosylviaspress.com and many other electronic platforms. Just over $6! Make Two Sylvia rich (and famous).

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Long Climb into Grace, Poets on Peace Series

Bunker Trail, Poems by Ann Spiers, Finishing Line Press
**Vashon Book Shop, 6:30 p.m., Friday, Aug. 23, 2013, with Marci Ameluxen.
**Soul Food, 7 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013, with Janee Baugher.

What Rain Does, Poems by Ann Spiers, Egress Studio Press
Books available at Elliott Bay Books, Open Books, Lucy’s Books (Astoria);
Vashon, Pt Reyes, and Edmonds Bookshops;  Village Books (Bellingham).

To order directly, see Poetry this web page.

A Wild Taste

A Wild Taste by Ann Spiers

January 30, 2011, 3 p.m.

 

*Reception, May Day Press exhibit, the fine-press work of book artist Catherine Michaelis, February 17, 2011.

*Artist Talk and Poetry Reading with book-artist Catherine Michaelis, Collins Library, U of Puget Sound Tacoma, April 7, 2011.

What the Rain Does, Egress Studio Press.

From Leaving:
Even the storm that opened doors on your birthday
is gone. I remember. You don’t. Your birthday.
This all goes: Your right to come down trail, collect daffodils and primrose, cross the porch to the beach.
Then, now, I don’t look up. Your steps are a rhythm
I know. Like a crow peck or wave pound.
I trust you won’t slip. You know what rain does.
Where the planks rot.

Anita K. Boyle akboyle@egressstudio.com
>360-398-7870,
5581 Noon Road, Bellingham, WA 98226
egressstudiopress.com