Sunday, April 25, 2021

Praiseworthy Prose: A Reading by Lois Melina, Annie Lampman, Erin Pringle, and Sonora Jha (Get Lit! 2021)

Spokane's annual book festival, Get Lit!, brings writers to our fair city to take part in discussions, readings, and workshops. It's a busy week full of words and books and thinking. Due to the pandemic, last year's was cancelled and this year's was virtual. The virtual version has had a number of benefits, from allowing people to participate from their homes--wherever their homes may be. An additional benefit is that now that the festival is over, you can view the readings, panels, and discussions at any time. 

So, without further ado, here is the reading that I took part in, An Afternoon of Praiseworthy Prose

To view more of the events from this year's Get Lit! festival, visit their website here:

Wake to Words and Brew Some Coffee (4/25/21)

This is the last Sunday of National Poetry Month here in the United States. Here's to a final week of celebrating poetry. I hope you find a poet or poem and share it with a friend in the real or virtual world.

Wake to Words and Brew Some Coffee (4/25/21)
Poems read:
  • IV. by Wendell Berry (Sabbath Poems 2014)
  • We May No Longer Consider the End by Ruth Ellen Kocher
  • Good Times by Lucille Clifton
  • Power by Audre Lorde
  • A More Delicate River by Ann Tweedy
  • V. by Wendell Berry (Sabbath Poems 2014)

Sunday, April 18, 2021

Wake to Words and Brew Some Coffee (April 18, 2021)

 Friends! Every Sunday, I read good poems by other people while we all drink coffee. Join us.

  • 7ish AM (Pacific Time)
  • Sundays
Here's today's installment:

Poems read:
- II. by Wendell Berry (from Sabbath Poems 2015)
- The Lilies Break Open Over the Dark Water by Mary Oliver
- Unmeditated Experience by Bob Hicok
- Walking with Jackie, Sitting with a Dog by Gary Soto
- A Dog has Died by Pablo Neruda, translated by Alfred Yankauer
- The Way We Said Goodbye by Mark Vinz
-VIII. by Wendell Berry (from Sabbath Poems 2015)

Sunday, April 11, 2021

Wake to Words and Brew Some Coffee (April 11, 2021)


Poems read:
- IX. by Wendell Berry (Sabbath Poems)
- In April by Rainer Maria Rilke
- April by Alicia Ostriker
- I Invite My Parents to a Dinner Party by Chen Chen
- Casey at the Bat by Ernest Lawrence Thayer
- XII. by Wendell Berry (Sabbath Poems)

Sunday, April 4, 2021

Wake to Words and Brew Some Coffee (April 4, 2021)


Poems read:
- Travelling at Home by Wendell Berry
- Sam by Ted Hughes
- Shooting Wild by Natasha Trethewey
- One Hundred and Eighty by Arielle Greenberg
- La Terre Smelled of Fish by Luis Alberto Urrea
- Listen by Wendell Berry