Poetry Moment

Lynn Rigney Schott is a retired English teacher from Kettle Falls, and she'll be reading some poems about baseball to celebrate the start of the season. Her father, Bill Rigney, was a player and manager who spent his life working in major league baseball. In fact, his first professional assignment, in 1938, when he was twenty, was in Spokane as a Spokane Hawk in the old Western International League. 

He went on to play and manage with the New York Giants, the San Francisco Giants, the California Angels, and the Minnesota Twins and finished his long career as an advisor with the Oakland Athletics.

Lynn's poetry collection Light Years came out in 2016 from Hawk and Handsaw Press.

Spring Training

 

The lilacs tip their pitches every time

Each pair of buds a little heart that swells

With praise, before the purple phrase they raise

.  .  . (fill in your final line here. Send to vwindham@kpbx.org  Winning answers will be read on Friday.

Lynn Rigney Schott is a retired English teacher from Kettle Falls, and she'll be reading some poems about baseball to celebrate the start of the season. Her father, Bill Rigney, was a player and manager who spent his life working in major league baseball. In fact, his first professional assignment, in 1938, when he was twenty, was in Spokane as a Spokane Hawk in the old Western International League. 

He went on to play and manage with the New York Giants, the San Francisco Giants, the California Angels, and the Minnesota Twins and finished his long career as an advisor with the Oakland Athletics.

Lynn's poetry collection Light Years came out in 2016 from Hawk and Handsaw Press.

Lynn Rigney Schott is a retired English teacher from Kettle Falls, and she'll be reading some poems about baseball to celebrate the start of the season. Her father, Bill Rigney, was a player and manager who spent his life working in major league baseball. In fact, his first professional assignment, in 1938, when he was twenty, was in Spokane as a Spokane Hawk in the old Western International League. 

He went on to play and manage with the New York Giants, the San Francisco Giants, the California Angels, and the Minnesota Twins and finished his long career as an advisor with the Oakland Athletics.

Lynn's poetry collection Light Years came out in 2016 from Hawk and Handsaw Press.

Lynn Rigney Schott is a retired English teacher from Kettle Falls, and she'll be reading some poems about baseball to celebrate the start of the season. Her father, Bill Rigney, was a player and manager who spent his life working in major league baseball. In fact, his first professional assignment, in 1938, when he was twenty, was in Spokane as a Spokane Hawk in the old Western International League. 

He went on to play and manage with the New York Giants, the San Francisco Giants, the California Angels, and the Minnesota Twins and finished his long career as an advisor with the Oakland Athletics.

Lynn's poetry collection Light Years came out in 2016 from Hawk and Handsaw Press.

Jane Fritz has lived in Sandpoint, Idaho for 40 years and is a published writer, poet, independent radio producer and author of Legendary Lake Pend Oreille (Keokee Books, 2018, 2010). She is also the media director of The Idaho Mythweaver, a 30-year-old nonprofit organization that has worked with the Plateau tribes of the region. For many years, she was a community producer of feature stories and documentaries for KPBX as well as for national programs like Living on Earth (now on PRX) and National Native News. Her most recent writing and poetry typically deal with threats to the natural world, especially endangered wildlife. She’s currently contemplating writing a memoir of her work with Native peoples.

Jane Fritz has lived in Sandpoint, Idaho for 40 years and is a published writer, poet, independent radio producer and author of Legendary Lake Pend Oreille (Keokee Books, 2018, 2010). She is also the media director of The Idaho Mythweaver, a 30-year-old nonprofit organization that has worked with the Plateau tribes of the region. For many years, she was a community producer of feature stories and documentaries for KPBX as well as for national programs like Living on Earth (now on PRX) and National Native News. Her most recent writing and poetry typically deal with threats to the natural world, especially endangered wildlife. She’s currently contemplating writing a memoir of her work with Native peoples.

Jane Fritz has lived in Sandpoint, Idaho for 40 years and is a published writer, poet, independent radio producer and author of Legendary Lake Pend Oreille (Keokee Books, 2018, 2010). She is also the media director of The Idaho Mythweaver, a 30-year-old nonprofit organization that has worked with the Plateau tribes of the region. For many years, she was a community producer of feature stories and documentaries for KPBX as well as for national programs like Living on Earth (now on PRX) and National Native News. Her most recent writing and poetry typically deal with threats to the natural world, especially endangered wildlife. She’s currently contemplating writing a memoir of her work with Native peoples.

Jane Fritz has lived in Sandpoint, Idaho for 40 years and is a published writer, poet, independent radio producer and author of Legendary Lake Pend Oreille (Keokee Books, 2018, 2010). She is also the media director of The Idaho Mythweaver, a 30-year-old nonprofit organization that has worked with the Plateau tribes of the region. For many years, she was a community producer of feature stories and documentaries for KPBX as well as for national programs like Living on Earth (now on PRX) and National Native News. Her most recent writing and poetry typically deal with threats to the natural world, especially endangered wildlife. She’s currently contemplating writing a memoir of her work with Native peoples.

Jane Fritz has lived in Sandpoint, Idaho for 40 years and is a published writer, poet, independent radio producer and author of Legendary Lake Pend Oreille (Keokee Books, 2018, 2010). She is also the media director of The Idaho Mythweaver, a 30-year-old nonprofit organization that has worked with the Plateau tribes of the region. For many years, she was a community producer of feature stories and documentaries for KPBX as well as for national programs like Living on Earth (now on PRX) and National Native News. Her most recent writing and poetry typically deal with threats to the natural world, especially endangered wildlife. She’s currently contemplating writing a memoir of her work with Native peoples.

Polly Buckingham's collection The Expense of a View was the 2016 winner of the Katherine Anne Porter Prize, her chapbook A Year of Silence won the Jeanne Leiby Memorial Chapbook Award (2014), and she was the recipient of a 2014 Washington State Artists Trust fellowship. Her latest collection of poetry is forthcoming from Lost Horse Press. Her work appears in The Gettysburg Review, The Threepenny Review (reprinted at poetrydaily.com), Hanging Loose, Witness, North American Review, Alaska Quarterly Review, The Poetry Review and elsewhere. Polly is founding editor of StringTown Press. She teaches creative writing at Eastern Washington University where she is also the editor of Willow Springs magazine.   

Polly Buckingham's collection The Expense of a View was the 2016 winner of the Katherine Anne Porter Prize, her chapbook A Year of Silence won the Jeanne Leiby Memorial Chapbook Award (2014), and she was the recipient of a 2014 Washington State Artists Trust fellowship. Her latest collection of poetry is forthcoming from Lost Horse Press. Her work appears in The Gettysburg Review, The Threepenny Review (reprinted at poetrydaily.com), Hanging Loose, Witness, North American Review, Alaska Quarterly Review, The Poetry Review and elsewhere. Polly is founding editor of StringTown Press. She teaches creative writing at Eastern Washington University where she is also the editor of Willow Springs magazine.   

Polly Buckingham's collection The Expense of a View was the 2016 winner of the Katherine Anne Porter Prize, her chapbook A Year of Silence won the Jeanne Leiby Memorial Chapbook Award (2014), and she was the recipient of a 2014 Washington State Artists Trust fellowship. Her latest collection of poetry is forthcoming from Lost Horse Press. Her work appears in The Gettysburg Review, The Threepenny Review (reprinted at poetrydaily.com), Hanging Loose, Witness, North American Review, Alaska Quarterly Review, The Poetry Review and elsewhere. Polly is founding editor of StringTown Press. She teaches creative writing at Eastern Washington University where she is also the editor of Willow Springs magazine.   

Polly Buckingham's collection The Expense of a View was the 2016 winner of the Katherine Anne Porter Prize, her chapbook A Year of Silence won the Jeanne Leiby Memorial Chapbook Award (2014), and she was the recipient of a 2014 Washington State Artists Trust fellowship. Her latest collection of poetry is forthcoming from Lost Horse Press. Her work appears in The Gettysburg Review, The Threepenny Review (reprinted at poetrydaily.com), Hanging Loose, Witness, North American Review, Alaska Quarterly Review, The Poetry Review and elsewhere. Polly is founding editor of StringTown Press. She teaches creative writing at Eastern Washington University where she is also the editor of Willow Springs magazine.   

Polly Buckingham's collection The Expense of a View was the 2016 winner of the Katherine Anne Porter Prize, her chapbook A Year of Silence won the Jeanne Leiby Memorial Chapbook Award (2014), and she was the recipient of a 2014 Washington State Artists Trust fellowship. Her latest collection of poetry is forthcoming from Lost Horse Press. Her work appears in The Gettysburg Review, The Threepenny Review (reprinted at poetrydaily.com), Hanging Loose, Witness, North American Review, Alaska Quarterly Review, The Poetry Review and elsewhere. Polly is founding editor of StringTown Press. She teaches creative writing at Eastern Washington University where she is also the editor of Willow Springs magazine.   

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Ellen Welcker is the author of Ram Hands (Scablands Books, 2016), The Botanical Garden (2009 Astrophil Poetry Prize, Astrophil Press, 2010) and several chapbooks, including "The Pink Tablet" (Fact-Simile Editions, 2018), which she and her collaborators adapted into a multi-genre live performance they called a feral opera. She lives in Spokane, WA.

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Ellen Welcker is the author of Ram Hands (Scablands Books, 2016), The Botanical Garden (2009 Astrophil Poetry Prize, Astrophil Press, 2010) and several chapbooks, including "The Pink Tablet" (Fact-Simile Editions, 2018), which she and her collaborators adapted into a multi-genre live performance they called a feral opera. She lives in Spokane, WA.

Ellen Welcker reads "Children Listen" by Roger Reeves

Mar 11, 2020
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Ellen Welcker is the author of Ram Hands (Scablands Books, 2016), The Botanical Garden (2009 Astrophil Poetry Prize, Astrophil Press, 2010) and several chapbooks, including "The Pink Tablet" (Fact-Simile Editions, 2018), which she and her collaborators adapted into a multi-genre live performance they called a feral opera. She lives in Spokane, WA.

Lumiere Tintype Photography

Ellen Welcker is the author of Ram Hands (Scablands Books, 2016), The Botanical Garden (2009 Astrophil Poetry Prize, Astrophil Press, 2010) and several chapbooks, including "The Pink Tablet" (Fact-Simile Editions, 2018), which she and her collaborators adapted into a multi-genre live performance they called a feral opera. She lives in Spokane, WA.

Lumiere Tintype Photography

Ellen Welcker is the author of Ram Hands (Scablands Books, 2016), The Botanical Garden (2009 Astrophil Poetry Prize, Astrophil Press, 2010) and several chapbooks, including "The Pink Tablet" (Fact-Simile Editions, 2018), which she and her collaborators adapted into a multi-genre live performance they called a feral opera. She lives in Spokane, WA.

Shawn Vestal’s debut novel, Daredevils, was published in spring 2016 by Penguin Press. His collection of short stories, Godforsaken Idaho, published by New Harvest in April 2013, was named the winner of the PEN/​Robert W. Bingham Prize, which honors a debut book that “represents distinguished literary achievement and suggests great promise.” He also published A.K.A. Charles Abbott, a short memoir, as a Kindle Single in October 2013.

Shawn Vestal’s debut novel, Daredevils, was published in spring 2016 by Penguin Press. His collection of short stories, Godforsaken Idaho, published by New Harvest in April 2013, was named the winner of the PEN/​Robert W. Bingham Prize, which honors a debut book that “represents distinguished literary achievement and suggests great promise.” He also published A.K.A. Charles Abbott, a short memoir, as a Kindle Single in October 2013.

Shawn Vestal’s debut novel, Daredevils, was published in spring 2016 by Penguin Press. His collection of short stories, Godforsaken Idaho, published by New Harvest in April 2013, was named the winner of the PEN/​Robert W. Bingham Prize, which honors a debut book that “represents distinguished literary achievement and suggests great promise.” He also published A.K.A. Charles Abbott, a short memoir, as a Kindle Single in October 2013.

Shawn Vestal’s debut novel, Daredevils, was published in spring 2016 by Penguin Press. His collection of short stories, Godforsaken Idaho, published by New Harvest in April 2013, was named the winner of the PEN/​Robert W. Bingham Prize, which honors a debut book that “represents distinguished literary achievement and suggests great promise.” He also published A.K.A. Charles Abbott, a short memoir, as a Kindle Single in October 2013.

Shawn Vestal’s debut novel, Daredevils, was published in spring 2016 by Penguin Press. His collection of short stories, Godforsaken Idaho, published by New Harvest in April 2013, was named the winner of the PEN/​Robert W. Bingham Prize, which honors a debut book that “represents distinguished literary achievement and suggests great promise.” He also published A.K.A. Charles Abbott, a short memoir, as a Kindle Single in October 2013.

Nicole Sheets’ work has appeared in Image, Bellingham Review, Hotel Amerika, Tampa Review, Western Humanities Review, Rock & Sling, Airplane Reading, and elsewhere. She teaches at Whitworth University and edits How To Pack for Church Camp (howtopackforchurchcamp.com), an online anthology of creative nonfiction about spiritual experiences in the out-of-doors. In Spokane, she lives in a 50s rancher named Cool Ranch; on Twitter, she lives @heynicolesheets

Nicole Sheets’ work has appeared in Image, Bellingham Review, Hotel Amerika, Tampa Review, Western Humanities Review, Rock & Sling, Airplane Reading, and elsewhere. She teaches at Whitworth University and edits How To Pack for Church Camp (howtopackforchurchcamp.com), an online anthology of creative nonfiction about spiritual experiences in the out-of-doors. In Spokane, she lives in a 50s rancher named Cool Ranch; on Twitter, she lives @heynicolesheets

Nicole Sheets’ work has appeared in Image, Bellingham Review, Hotel Amerika, Tampa Review, Western Humanities Review, Rock & Sling, Airplane Reading, and elsewhere. She teaches at Whitworth University and edits How To Pack for Church Camp (howtopackforchurchcamp.com), an online anthology of creative nonfiction about spiritual experiences in the out-of-doors. In Spokane, she lives in a 50s rancher named Cool Ranch; on Twitter, she lives @heynicolesheets

Nicole Sheets’ work has appeared in Image, Bellingham Review, Hotel Amerika, Tampa Review, Western Humanities Review, Rock & Sling, Airplane Reading, and elsewhere. She teaches at Whitworth University and edits How To Pack for Church Camp (howtopackforchurchcamp.com), an online anthology of creative nonfiction about spiritual experiences in the out-of-doors. In Spokane, she lives in a 50s rancher named Cool Ranch; on Twitter, she lives @heynicolesheets

Nicole Sheets’ work has appeared in Image, Bellingham Review, Hotel Amerika, Tampa Review, Western Humanities Review, Rock & Sling, Airplane Reading, and elsewhere. She teaches at Whitworth University and edits How To Pack for Church Camp (howtopackforchurchcamp.com), an online anthology of creative nonfiction about spiritual experiences in the out-of-doors. In Spokane, she lives in a 50s rancher named Cool Ranch; on Twitter, she lives @heynicolesheets

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