March “Poem Booth” Space Awarded

The winner of the debut POEM BOOTH
contest has been announced.

Congratulations Kathleen McKeever of Bellingham, Washington!

Kathleen McKeever cutting the ribbon at the official opening of The Poem Booth on Forest Street at the downtown Community Food Co-op, March 3, 2017





Sunnyland Scent

If I could brew a personal fragrance
of this morning’s air,
my perfume would speak
to the part of my memory
which recollects towhee at the birdfeeder
and sweet pine sisken song.
Scent memory of grass
full of bluebells, tete a tetes, and clover.
The smell of garden spade,
tomato leaf and butter lettuce.
A whiff of family
loading dog, canoe and picnic
into their panel wagon.
Cologne of clucking hens
announcing the arrival of warm, brown eggs.
Sweet smell of pink and ivory fruit trees
dressed in their bridal best.
Neighbor scent pushing strollers,
drinking coffee,
greeting one another with smiling nods.

If I could blend a perfume
of this morning’s air,
I would never be alone.

By Kathleen McKeever

Kathleen is our winner of the first poem booth poetry contest…stop by the poem booth between March 1st and May 31st to see her poem! Congratulations, Kathleen!





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Shannon Laws

Shannon P. Laws, born in Seattle, Washington, lives and writes in the Pacific Northwest. Author of three poetry books, "Madrona Grove", "Odd Little Things", and "Fallen" and an audiobook of her one-woman satire show on mid-life dating, "You Love Me, You Love Me Not". For seven years she produced award-winning community radio programs that promoted the PNW indie music & art community. Shannon's other interests include operating her voice-over company, Chickadee Productions, and Poetry Club. Since 2015 Poetry Club is dedicated to the neighborhood discussion and sharing of poetry, now available on Podbean at

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