Poetry Club Talks…Jack Straw Poets 2021

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-scnqc-100b396 Topic: Jack Straw Writers 2021 Host: Shannon Poem: “The Yellow Jackets” and “At Trader Joe’s in South Pasadena​” Recorded: April 10, 2021 2021 Jack Straw Poets This week Poetry Club discusses two poems from each of the three Jack Straw 2021 poets, S. Erin Batiste, Patrycja Humienik, and Abi Pollokoff.  Three brilliant and dynamic poets!  FirstContinue reading “Poetry Club Talks…Jack Straw Poets 2021”

Poetry Club Talks…RC Weslowski Part 2

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-bquhs-f67ef6 Topic: RC WeslowskiHost: ShannonPoem: “Follow Your Dreams”Recorded: January 2, 2021 Follow Your Dreams In part two, Poetry Club enthusiastically examines RC Weslowski’s “Follow Your Dreams”, a three-minute slam performance poem.  The work brings up many questions such as is slam poetry poetry, and if so HOW do you approach it? We also explore if “writingContinue reading “Poetry Club Talks…RC Weslowski Part 2”

Poetry Club Talks…RC Weslowski Part 1

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-qj3y3-f5f7e1 Topic: RC Weslowski Host: Shannon Poems: “Sparks” and “PNE Love Affair” Recorded: December 26, 2020 Sparks and PNE Love Affair The use of Hyperbole, Onomatopoeia, the Pacific National Exhibition (PNE), and one special four-letter word is a few of the topics Poetry Club considers in this week’s discussion of the Canadian poet RC Weslowski. RCContinue reading “Poetry Club Talks…RC Weslowski Part 1”

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”

Poetry Club Talks…Composition Styles Part 1

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-t2yin-f58795 Topic: Composition MethodsHost: Ron LeatherbarrowPoems: “Gratitude”, “His Hat”Recorded: December 12, 2020 Three of us volunteered to share poems and talk about our composition methods.  First up is Linda who shares two poems “Gratitude” and “His Hat” (below). She talks about that moment during the construction of a poem when a spark hits, why it’sContinue reading “Poetry Club Talks…Composition Styles Part 1”

Poetry Club Talks…Louise Gluck Pt1

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-4gjpa-f354f8 Topic: Louise GluckHost: Linda and AmoryPoems: “New World” and “Matins”Recorded: November 21, 2020 Our first two-parter!When Louise Gluck won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2020, the NYT recognized that many were unfamiliar with her work. One of their writers posted five poems, from five different collections, to introduce her. Linda shares a briefContinue reading “Poetry Club Talks…Louise Gluck Pt1”

Poetry Club Talks…Bukowski

NEW! NEW! NEW!Poetry Club is here for three reasons, to increase the understanding and appreciation of poetry, illustrate healthy communication between people of different opinions, and promote the creation of new poetry clubs in your neighborhood. Since October 2015 we have been meeting in local coffee shops in our city, Bellingham, Washington. It started whenContinue reading “Poetry Club Talks…Bukowski”