Day 350: Absorption

A shift that has started in my writing is absorption. For the previous decade, poems came to me, loudly, processing through my mind and body and shooting out my fingertips to the page. I appreciated the clarity of the thought. What’s happening now is I hear the poem and just friggin’ savor it.

Drafts and Thoughts

Below are two poem drafts to share today. I’d love some feedback if you’re up for it.
I was in Village Books the other day and saw my book “Fallen” on the shelf. It came out in 2017, four years ago. Hmmmmm… If I were to guess, I think I have one more poetry book in me, possibly by 2022.

Interview: Bellingham Alive

Here it is!  Better late than never.  Folks were asking for the link to the Bellingham Alive article (November 2017 issue) by KATE GALAMBOS.   Kate touched on my writing, radio and Poem Booth work.  Thank you Kate, and THANK YOU Bellingham Alive for placing me next to my crush Rick Steves! Bellingham has its artisticContinue reading “Interview: Bellingham Alive”

Event: You Love Me, You Love Me Not

You’re invited… Save the Date! This event is an early 5:00 p.m. set designed for you and your sweetie to enjoy a special day together, a passionate spark to get things started.  Also, a great time for anyone who is a fan of love and wants to support the Alt Library and local artist.  (IContinue reading “Event: You Love Me, You Love Me Not”

Poem: Broken Branch

  Broken Branch by Shannon P. Laws   There is a moment in most lives when that old dog proves useless the rhododendron branch cannot hold the weight and we fall The first fall in many years When was the last time I fell A gopher hole in the grassy field A twisted root atContinue reading “Poem: Broken Branch”

Event: Kirkland’s Book Tree Open Mic

You’re invited… Book Tree 609 MARKET ST, KIRKLAND, WA August 19, 2017 6:30-8:30   “Don’t miss a-sure-to-be-memorable evening featuring some excellent Bellingham-area spoken word artists and poets on Saturday, August 19, 2017. Our feature readers include: , Shannon Laws, Gary Wade and Dobbie Reese Norris. I expect several other Whatcom, Snohomish and King County poets toContinue reading “Event: Kirkland’s Book Tree Open Mic”

Event: Redmond Poets in the Park

You’re invited… Saturday, 15 July 2017, 11:00 am to 6:00 pm — FREE!   Anderson Park    |    7802 168th Ave NE    |    Redmond, Washington Featuring Washington State Poet Laureate Tod Marshall and many other guests!   Poets in the Park in 2017 celebrates the 20th anniversary of the Redmond Association of Spokenword. ReadingsContinue reading “Event: Redmond Poets in the Park”

Event Everett Poetry Night

Come one, come all! Such a joy to feature again at Zippy’s.  Great poetry-loving crowd.  Duane is a wonderful host.  Zippy’s offers yummy sandwiches.  It’s a win, win, win.  I’ll be reading for the first time from my new book, “Fallen” with FRESHLY PRINTED copies on hand to take home. I’m carpooling down to Everett.Continue reading “Event Everett Poetry Night”

Kickstarter “Fallen”

Help support my Kickstarter Click here to visit the Kickstarter site  For two years I have been working on my third poetry book “Fallen”.  It’s 85 pages long and has 47 select poems written between the years 2014-2016. The book block is finished, the cover is designed, one print copy in hand.  The book wasContinue reading “Kickstarter “Fallen””