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Poems to Lean On:   

Follow this link for a space to share poems that offer fortitude, hope, resilience, humor.

Share a poem, or a link to one, and in two to three lines convey how it inspires, or moves you.

CLAUDIA CASTRO LUNA , Washington State Poet Laureate

Tacoma Poet Laureate Abby E. Murray is starting up a free Poem Friday on April 3 with “flash” workshops to keep in touch through poems.

 This ongoing series of 10-minute workshops seeks to lift the spirits and get you writing! No writing experience needed; everyone is welcome! 

We encourage you to subscribe to the new “gritcitypoetlaureate” YouTube channel and to follow Abby E. Murray’s work here:

Michael McGee, PSPC board member, was a recent guest of David Gilmore on Radio Tacoma ...

This is a delightful way to spend 33 minutes. Well done. Michael! 

Latest Big News:

John M. Tarrh - composer and consultant, has put Puget Sound Poetry Connections Founder Connie K. Walle's poem, "Write Me a Love Poem" to music.

From Johns web site:

" I've just discovered a wonderful poet, Connie K. Walle. Her book, What's Left, is full of touching, heartfelt poems. I've set one of these for solo soprano and piano in honor of my wife's sixty-fifth birthday. It's called Write Me a Love Poem. Click here for an audio recording of the song, and here to see the score. I plan to set more of Connie's very special poems to music."

Congratulations to our PSPC founder and President Connie Walle on her recent nomination for the Quill and Parchment Pushcart Prize Nominees for 2019: 

 Well Done, Connie

Puget Sound Poetry Connection seeks to connect poets with active poetry groups in our region.

Below are links to other poetry groups in the Puget Sound;

Local Literary Events

Open Mics ~ Readings ~ Workshops

Creative Colloquy lures readers and writers out of hiding, to connect and conspire.

Come imbibe in roasted bean concoctions, craft brews and vino varietals as we gather to listen to writers narrate their tales.

Monthly Reading and Open Mic 3rd Monday 7PM

Writer's Workshop 1st Thursday 7PM

1322 Fawcett, Tacoma. 

Olympia Poetry Network :

3rd Wednesday 6:00-8:00 pm 300 5th Ave SW, in downtown Olympia

The third Wednesday of every month poets and poetry lovers gather at Traditions Café, to celebrate well-crafted writing that touches a range of emotion. These readings are sponsored by the Olympia Poetry Network, an organization that has been around over 25 years

Striped Water Poets; Poetry at the Rainbow Cafe

First Monday of each month at 7 p.m.

Downtown Auburn Rainbow Café

112 East Main Street Auburn, WA 98002

Featured writer followed by open mic poetry