Liberty Bell Junior/Senior High School English Department teachers are taking a creative approach to making poetry accessible to students by offering them varied and frequent access to different forms of poetry throughout their years in school, and one such program is currently underway: the third annual Poetry Week. Sponsored by the Public School Funding Alliance […]
Washington state poet laureate Claudia Castro Luna will offer a poetry workshop next Tuesday (Sept. 25) and a reading of her poetry on Thursday (Sept. 27) at Trail’s End Bookstore in Winthrop. The site of the workshop, which is free and open to the public, was yet to be determined at press time; it will […]
Poets and poetry aficionados can hear works by one of the Northwest’s greatest poets — known for his evocative poetry inspired by the local landscape — at the second-annual William Stafford Birthday Reading next Wednesday (Jan. 17) at Trail’s End Bookstore in Winthrop. The free event is from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Stafford wrote a […]
Liberty Bell High School senior Mackenzie Woodworth moved up two spots from her third-place finish last year to take first place in the Methow Valley School District’s sixth annual Poetry Out Loud competition at The Merc Playhouse on Monday (Dec. 11).
Woodworth qualified to …
Liberty Bell High School junior Mia Stratman won the Methow Valley School District’s fifth annual Poetry Out Loud competition at The Merc Playhouse last week, qualifying to compete in the …
People may envision poetry as staid, formal or exclusive. But Washington’s poet laureate, Tod Marshall, will disabuse anyone of that image — Marshall will excite readers and writers about the power of poetry to fuel the imagination through links with rock concerts, fishing and …
Washington state poet laureate Tod Marshall will be in Twisp in mid-September for a poetry workshop and reading. The reading will be at 7 p.m. on Sept. 16 at The Merc Playhouse. Admission is by donation. The workshop will be on Sept. 14 from 5:30-7 p.m., also at The Merc. Participation is by donation; students […]
By Patrick Johnson Hot, stifling Sound deafening So dark Smoke intense Confusion, panic Running, scared Deploying shelter No time to wait Why are they going up there? Shouting, they do not hear Drawing shelter over Laying on the ground Can’t breathe Will we all die? The screaming But life continues in the Okanogan Patrick […]
Here we are again. Embers falling People falling Looking for the bright spot Of resilience Rain falling, snow flakes falling Be aware. It’s all here What is important Pull deep from inside Thankfulness. This poem was submitted by a Twisp resident who wishes to remain anonymous.
Washington State Poet Laureate Elizabeth Austen is coming to the Twisp library at 7 p.m. on April 16 to present an evening of poetry in honor of National Poetry Month. Austen will be reading from her new chapbook manuscript and her book, Every Dress a Decision — a Washington State Book Award finalist — as well as selected poems […]