SEQUIM – “A drop of wild hope from the epicenter.” “Write from the edge.” “Fan Tan Alley”.
These are a few poems that will be dropped on Sunday during an outdoor reading celebrating the new book “Keep a Green Bough: Voices from the Heart of Cascadia.” The public is invited to this event at 4 pm in the amphitheater at Railroad Bridge Park, 2151 W. Hendrickson Road, where admission is free.
“Keep a Green Bough” was published this summer by Empty Bowl press and its prose and poetry journal “Madrona Project”. Its pages travel, in words and visual arts, across the Pacific Northwest to the traditional lands of the Coast Salish and other indigenous tribes.
Local poets and writers slated to appear in Sunday’s reading include Tess Gallagher, Meredith Parker, Alice Derry, Risa Denenberg, Carmen Germaine, Kathryn Hunt, Paula MacKay, K’Ehleyr McNulty, Mary Morgan, Kate Reavey and Charlotte Warren.
Holly J. Hughes, editor of the book, will introduce it and read the preface written by Washington State Poet Laureate Rena Priest. The books will be available for purchase for $ 16; buyers are requested to bring cash or a check.
Jefferson County Senior Reporter Diane Urbani de la Paz can be reached at 360-417-3509 or