At Yakima Coffeehouse Poets, we always encourage individual enterprise when it comes to the creative arts. We encourage our friends in the poetry community to check out Leon, Mike, Joanna and Dotty’s contribution to the local poetry scene!
We are proud to announce that one of our local poets, Susan Johnson of Roslyn, is about to come out with a new book of poems, “The Call Home.” The book will be released by Poetry Box Press on April 15, but you can pre-order by linking to The Poetry Box website.
About the Author — Susan Johnson writes in the mountain town of Roslyn, WA, where she has lived with her husband and their children for over forty years.
Rod “Kenny” Nelson is a spoken word poet residing in Central Washington. Hear any of his Poetry Videos from his web-site — kennynelsonpoetry.com/videos or link directly for A Christmas Poem.
HELLO POETS AND POETRY LOVERS!
The Yakima Coffeehouse Poets board of directors is delighted to announce the release of the 7th edition of the Labyrinth Poetry Series, “Scribble Dog,” by Leon Petty.
Leon is a returning Selah native. He and his wife, Eugenia, currently reside in Yakima. The YCP Labyrinth Poetry Series is designed for local poets who have never published a chapbook.
To hear more of Leon and his work from “Scribble Dog,” Link here to his YouTube video…
LOCAL POET HAS A NEW BOOK !
Naches poet Dotty Armstrong has released her new poetry chapbook “The Book of Common Poems”! The chapbook is currently available at Inklings Bookshop in Yakima for a $10 donation to the Yakima Coffeehouse Poets. YCP has published the chapbook as part of its Labyrinth series featuring the work of local poets who have never
published a chapbook.
Link below to a (YouTube™ ) video presentation of Dotty’s favorites…
Living with Vera: Yakima, Cracking Walnuts and Christmas Morning
The Local Scene: Living on U.S. Hwy 12,
Me and Van Gogh in Yakima,
Sarahs Salon in the Sticks
LOCAL ARTIST & POET BLOG !
“I’m trying out a blog as an alternative way to publish a poetry book. I will serialize poems, starting January 1 and add a new poem every few days through the end, probably around July 1? Unlike Facebook you won’t get notices or cookies or bread crumbs or such, just blog postings as they happen and you can comment if you wish on the blog without all the Facebook views, friends, tags and such— nutten’ but poetry AND a few photos I want to share, plus many by Kristin Hiler and Jo N. Miles.”
Mike is also interested in hosting a workshop at Larson Gallery in Yakima once the pandemic allows things to open up.
A quirky chapbook of dictionary poems.
Joanna Thomas reads the title poem from her chapbook “blue•bird (bloo-bird)” featuring 22 poems and published by Milk & Cake Press.
Link Here for her book trailer…