The magical December volume of the poetry zine Corridor will be out next weekend. On the cover is a picture aligned with the old saying “visualize world peace”. Found art is hope incarnated. It hopes that whoever finds it will be slightly better, their vector adjusted perhaps by one degree towards “Better.” Whatever “better” is for you, the Corridor Collective hopes you find it and more.
Vol. 9 Contributors
All poems and art used with permission
IN WINTER – A TRIOLET
Linda Conroy likes to write about the complexity of the behaviors that make us human and influence our connection with the natural world, especially in these times of change. She is the author of Ordinary Signs, a poetry collection. Her second collection, Familiar Sky, will be out shortly. She lives in Bellingham.
DICHOTOMY IN EVENING
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.
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.
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.
THE DAY BERNADETTE MAYER DIED
C.J. Prince collects moon verbs, uses star-bidden Oxford commas, and befriends
roses in the darkness. Her poems hung in the sanctuary of her grandmother’s closet. She is published in anthologies, journals, and Mother, May I? poetry book among others. Her art is displayed in galleries from Colorado, Washington to Los Angeles, pre-pandemic.
PURPLE VETCH AND WHITE DAISIES
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.
SILVER AND GOLD
Shannon Laws discusses poetry on “Poetry Club Talks…” podcast available on YouTube channel “Chickadee PNW” @chickadeeproductions. Fortis Fortuna Adiuvat!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Susan R. Lytle is a painter that lives in Seattle. Her paintings are inspired by her reverence for nature. You can see more of her work at Rob Schouten Gallery in Langley, Washington, or online at robschoutengallery.com