The goal of our readings is to bring poets of import to Tacoma to
help local poets learn and set goals for their own works.
We also provide a showcase for local poets to share their new work. All venues are free, physically accessible, and open to the public. Want more information about "What's Happening" in the poetry realm: email email@example.com and ask to be put on the "Everything" list.
-- after the painting by Marcel Duchamp
Alone he walks the empty platform. Later,
on the train, distant trees spool slowly by.
Slurry fields, frantic autumn colors
and the reflection of the car's interior:
vacant seats next to him
and sleeping passengers with heads
bowed to books in their laps.
The solitary man succumbs to earth's
vibration and the body's physics. When
he disembarks, he won't know the way.
A train passes in which another sad man
contemplates his position: a single needle
on its compass and in the stars.
Janee J. Baugher is author of the poetry collections, The Body's Physics and Coordinates of YES. Her performace venues include Bumbershoot and the Library of Congress, and she's had her poetry adapted for the stage at University of Cincinnati and Interlochen Center for the Arts (Michigan), She teaches literature at University of Phoenix.
A HOLIDAY PARTY
Friday, Dec. 13th
at the home of Tim & Marcia Sherry
Everyone in attendance at the reading Dec. 13th is invited. Directions to the party will
be handed out at the reading.
The City of Tacoma and Puget Sound Poetry
Distinguished Writer Series
Dec 13th at 7 p.m.
at Kings Bookstore (218 St. Helens