January Corridor – Final Stretch

WHAT A YEAR! The 10th volume of Corridor is going out this weekend. This is 10 of 13 total volumes. We are in the final stretch of this collaborated found art project. Poem and art submissions are always welcomed.

Corridor is a limited monthly zine published from National Poetry Month 2022 to 2023, April -April. This 10-page, home-printed zine is placed around town, at local shops, cafes, and always at Village Books in Fairhaven.

January Cover Art Meaning
The Corridor Collective pays homage to the estimated 585 people killed in the Mahsa Amini protests in Iran that started in September ‘22 and continues today. We stand with those that stand up for free speech and other personal freedoms.
We send thoughts to the 104 fatalities from the once-in-a-generation extratropical cyclone that occurred December 21-26, 2022 in Central/Eastern America and Eastern Canada.
Also, our thoughts are with California and the 19 lost (as of printing) in the floods.

Send inquiries, poems, and art to:
shannon.chickadee@gmail.com
Printed in Bellingham, Washington, USA 2023

This month’s poets/artists include:

POWDERFUL
Tyson Higel
Tyson Higel is a nursing student at Whatcom Community
College, and living in Bellingham, WA. If he’s not with patients or studying his coursework, he is, almost certainly, working on his poems and short stories. 

PEACE
Ashok K. Bhargava
Ashok K. Bhargava: Art award-winning multilingual poet; The founder and president of the Writers International Network Canada (WIN Canada); Community activist; public speaker; Former president of Literary Society of BC; Author of six poetry books and many poetry anthologies.

A GNARLY OLD MAN
EAGLES PERCH
Elizabeth Jane Pryce
Elizabeth Jane Pryce was born in England but raised in the
Caribbean until she was fourteen years when she returned to
England. She survived the emotional turmoil of cultural changes, a new family, marriage, and three children, before moving to Bellingham. Jane has lived in the same house for thirty years, is a memoirist, a poet, and a landscaper.

MORNING PRAYER
Betty Scott
Betty Scott equates writing poems with taking road trips. You load up your car with memories and research and take off. You enjoy the scenery, encounter roadblocks, slow down, back up, take a detour, arrive at a friend’s house who suggests ideas for getting back on track and offers shortcuts. So you cut and run, so to speak, speed up, slow down, listen to music, and return home with deeper tread marks on the tires of your mind, including a-pen-on-paper-draft for your next journey.

INK-STAINED HANDS 
GRASP
TRANSMISSION
CHRISTOPHER TITUS SAVE ME!
Shannon Laws
Shannon Laws discusses poetry on the “Poetry Club Talks…” podcast available on YouTube channel “Chickadee PNW”, @chickadeeproductions. Her poetry books are available at Village Books. Fortis Fortuna Adiuvat! shannonplawswriter.com

THIS MONTH’S ART CONTRIBUTORS:
Ashok K. Bhargava
Kathleen A. McKeever

Kathleen A. McKeever Poet, artist, and creator of the Urban Cauldron Tarot Deck. Kathleen’s volumes of poetry Cloudlight, published in 2018 and Body/Today published in 2020 are available by contacting her via urbancauldron@yahoo.com






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Shannon Laws

Like my writing? Want to hear me read my poetry? Please visit https://chickadeeproductions.bandcamp.com/releases and download some today. Only $1.00 a poem! Shannon Laws is a Pacific Northwest poet, voice-over talent, and podcast producer. She is the author of four poetry books, the most recent “Fallen” published by Independent Writer’s Studio Press. Shannon has received two Mayor’s Arts Awards and the Community Champion Award for promoting local artists and encouraging peace and understanding through community poetry events. She makes her home in Bellingham, Washington, USA.

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