Poetry Club Talks…Composition Styles Part 3

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-pdth8-f5ebb1 Topic: Composition Methods Host: Ron Leatherbarrow Poems: “Housekeeper”, “River Ink”, “Her Hands” Recorded: December 19, 2020 In our final episode exploring personal styles of poetry composition, Shannon shares three poems written at different times, 2010, 2012, 2016, when her style shifted.  Her background in broadcasting plays an unexpected role, not only in her composition but also inContinue reading “Poetry Club Talks…Composition Styles Part 3”

Event: A Night at the Gallery

You are invited to A Night at the Gallery Saturday March 21st, 7:00 p.m. “BRD recently received incredible community support for a new choreographic project with Seattle modern dance great, Mary Sheldon Scott. Join the dancers of Bellingham Repertory Dance and choreographer Scott on Saturday, March 21st for a unique performance in the Western Gallery.Continue reading “Event: A Night at the Gallery”

Christmas Card 2013

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!  from the  SPLaws staff Shannon, Brad, Vin, Chris, and Robert 2013 SPLaws Staff Christmas Video Card L-R: Chris Pine, Brad Pitt, Shannon Laws, Robert Downey Jr, Vin Diesel Here, at the SPLaws offices, we had a slight change of staff since 2012. Abe retired and Tom, who has beenContinue reading “Christmas Card 2013”

Event: Fairhaven Art Block Party

Come one, come all to the first annual  Fairhaven Art Block Party! Spontaneous street poetry provided by the  Chuckanut Sandstone Writers Theater. This festival is designed to spotlight the  wonderful artistic community in the   historic district of Fairhaven. I’ll be one of the street poets, with my book  Madrona Grove in hand. **See youContinue reading “Event: Fairhaven Art Block Party”

Poetry: Universal Love

The 2012 “Phrasings in Word + Dance” is on!  Bellingham Repertory Dance presented its sixth annual collaboration with Chuckanut Sandstone Writers Theater this weekend.  What a great three days of art and insight. Carla and the BRD company have outdone themselves, again.   This year I was selected, along with 5 other poets, to write a poemContinue reading “Poetry: Universal Love”

"Housekeeper" Wins!

Was just informed this weekend that my poem “Housekeeper”(see below) was chosen along with six other poems in a poetry contest! The contest is sponsored by Bellingham Repertory Dance Company and Chuckanut Sandstone Writers Theater. The seven poems will be interpreted in dance while being read out loud in the popular annual event “Phrasings” AprilContinue reading “"Housekeeper" Wins!”

Poetry: Housekeeper

Housekeeper People of all types Come and go to my hotel The same room will house Many different lives Some stay for less than eight hours Others for days Each time I reset the room Removing the evidence of a life I know them now when they walk in Not by name or by hometownContinue reading “Poetry: Housekeeper”