Poetry Moment

Dean Davis

Travis Laurence Naught is a writer who happens to be a quadriplegic wheelchair user. Carbon dioxide poisoning, exacerbated by pneumonia, at the age of 35, led to a 27-day hospital stay that left him with a tracheostomy. The Virgin Journals (ASD Publishing, 2012), his debut poetry collection, and Joyride (Black Rose Writing, 2016), his debut novel, were both released in paperback. Several of his other stories and poems have been published online and in print.

Dean Davis

Travis Laurence Naught is a writer who happens to be a quadriplegic wheelchair user. Carbon dioxide poisoning, exacerbated by pneumonia, at the age of 35, led to a 27-day hospital stay that left him with a tracheostomy. The Virgin Journals (ASD Publishing, 2012), his debut poetry collection, and Joyride (Black Rose Writing, 2016), his debut novel, were both released in paperback. Several of his other stories and poems have been published online and in print.

Dean Davis

Travis Laurence Naught is a writer who happens to be a quadriplegic wheelchair user. Carbon dioxide poisoning, exacerbated by pneumonia, at the age of 35, led to a 27-day hospital stay that left him with a tracheostomy. The Virgin Journals (ASD Publishing, 2012), his debut poetry collection, and Joyride (Black Rose Writing, 2016), his debut novel, were both released in paperback. Several of his other stories and poems have been published online and in print.

Dean Davis

Travis Laurence Naught is a writer who happens to be a quadriplegic wheelchair user. Carbon dioxide poisoning, exacerbated by pneumonia, at the age of 35, led to a 27-day hospital stay that left him with a tracheostomy. The Virgin Journals (ASD Publishing, 2012), his debut poetry collection, and Joyride (Black Rose Writing, 2016), his debut novel, were both released in paperback. Several of his other stories and poems have been published online and in print.

Grace June

Karen Mobley is an artist, writer and arts consultant.  Her poetry has been included in anthologies including WA129, Spokane Writes, I am a Town, and will be a part of Try this at Home being published by Scablands Press.  Karen is one of the poets featured in www.picturesofpoets.com.   A long time ago, she published a chapbook called Prairie Wind Winter.  To learn more about Karen go to www.karenmobley.com.

Grace June

Karen Mobley is an artist, writer and arts consultant.  Her poetry has been included in anthologies including WA129, Spokane Writes, I am a Town, and will be a part of Try this at Home being published by Scablands Press.  Karen is one of the poets featured in www.picturesofpoets.com.   A long time ago, she published a chapbook called Prairie Wind Winter.  To learn more about Karen go to www.karenmobley.com.

Grace June

Karen Mobley is an artist, writer and arts consultant.  Her poetry has been included in anthologies including WA129, Spokane Writes, I am a Town, and will be a part of Try this at Home being published by Scablands Press.  Karen is one of the poets featured in www.picturesofpoets.com.   A long time ago, she published a chapbook called Prairie Wind Winter.  To learn more about Karen go to www.karenmobley.com.

Grace June

Karen Mobley is an artist, writer and arts consultant.  Her poetry has been included in anthologies including WA129, Spokane Writes, I am a Town, and will be a part of Try this at Home being published by Scablands Press.  Karen is one of the poets featured in www.picturesofpoets.com.   A long time ago, she published a chapbook called Prairie Wind Winter.  To learn more about Karen go to www.karenmobley.com.

Grace June

Karen Mobley is an artist, writer and arts consultant.  Her poetry has been included in anthologies including WA129, Spokane Writes, I am a Town, and will be a part of Try this at Home being published by Scablands Press.  Karen is one of the poets featured in www.picturesofpoets.com.   A long time ago, she published a chapbook called Prairie Wind Winter.  To learn more about Karen go to www.karenmobley.com.

"Ribcage" by Ben Read

Jun 21, 2019

Ben Read is a rising junior at Reed College in Portland, Oregon, where he studies comparative literature. He works as an editor for the Reed College Quest and he coordinates the Visiting Writers Series as an assistant to the English department. Outside of his work as a student, he writes poetry, plays basketball, and dances tango. 

 

Ben Read is a rising junior at Reed College in Portland, Oregon, where he studies comparative literature. He works as an editor for the Reed College Quest and he coordinates the Visiting Writers Series as an assistant to the English department. Outside of his work as a student, he writes poetry, plays basketball, and dances tango. 

 

Ben Read is a rising junior at Reed College in Portland, Oregon, where he studies comparative literature. He works as an editor for the Reed College Quest and he coordinates the Visiting Writers Series as an assistant to the English department. Outside of his work as a student, he writes poetry, plays basketball, and dances tango. 

 

Ben Read is a rising junior at Reed College in Portland, Oregon, where he studies comparative literature. He works as an editor for the Reed College Quest and he coordinates the Visiting Writers Series as an assistant to the English department. Outside of his work as a student, he writes poetry, plays basketball, and dances tango. 

 

Ben Read is a rising junior at Reed College in Portland, Oregon, where he studies comparative literature. He works as an editor for the Reed College Quest and he coordinates the Visiting Writers Series as an assistant to the English department. Outside of his work as a student, he writes poetry, plays basketball, and dances tango. 

 

Hair of the Dog is a new anthology of poems published by Willow Springs Books, a literary press housed within Eastern Washington's Inland Nortwest Center for Writers. Poets were invited to submit poems featuring, musing on, or otherwise including the subject of dogs. Hair of the Dog is the Volume II in Willow Springs Books' Zodiac Poetry Series.  

All of the poems featured this week on the Poetry Moment are included in the Hair of the Dog anthology and are read by EWU students. 

Hair of the Dog is a new anthology of poems published by Willow Springs Books, a literary press housed within Eastern Washington's Inland Nortwest Center for Writers. Poets were invited to submit poems featuring, musing on, or otherwise including the subject of dogs. Hair of the Dog is the Volume II in Willow Springs Books' Zodiac Poetry Series.  

All of the poems featured this week on the Poetry Moment are included in the Hair of the Dog anthology and are read by EWU students. 

Hair of the Dog is a new anthology of poems published by Willow Springs Books, a literary press housed within Eastern Washington's Inland Nortwest Center for Writers. Poets were invited to submit poems featuring, musing on, or otherwise including the subject of dogs. Hair of the Dog is the Volume II in Willow Springs Books' Zodiac Poetry Series.  

All of the poems featured this week on the Poetry Moment are included in the Hair of the Dog anthology and are read by EWU students. 

Hair of the Dog is a new anthology of poems published by Willow Springs Books, a literary press housed within Eastern Washington's Inland Nortwest Center for Writers. Poets were invited to submit poems featuring, musing on, or otherwise including the subject of dogs. Hair of the Dog is the Volume II in Willow Springs Books' Zodiac Poetry Series.  

All of the poems featured this week on the Poetry Moment are included in the Hair of the Dog anthology and are read by EWU students. 

Hair of the Dog is a new anthology of poems published by Willow Springs Books, a literary press housed within Eastern Washington's Inland Nortwest Center for Writers. Poets were invited to submit poems featuring, musing on, or otherwise including the subject of dogs. Hair of the Dog is the Volume II in Willow Springs Books' Zodiac Poetry Series.  

All of the poems featured this week on the Poetry Moment are included in the Hair of the Dog anthology and are read by EWU students. 

Claudia Castro Luna is Washington's State Poet Laureate. One of her projects as poet laureate is called Washington Poetic Routes, an interactive map of the state featuring poems of place. 

For more information about Claudia and the Washington Poetic Routes project, see our interview with the poet laureate from Northwest Arts Review

Caleb Nordhagen is a student at Spokane Public Montessori Middle School.  

  

From their teacher, Erin Schmidt:

Robert Frost said that “poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and that thought has found its words.” Carl Sandburg said that “poetry is an echo, asking a shadow to dance.” Some people just say that poetry does not make any sense. More than anything else, however, poetry is another way to express yourself--an art form that combines emotions, words, and sounds.

Emmett Boling is a student at Spokane Public Montessori Middle School.  

From their teacher, Erin Schmidt:

Robert Frost said that “poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and that thought has found its words.” Carl Sandburg said that “poetry is an echo, asking a shadow to dance.” Some people just say that poetry does not make any sense. More than anything else, however, poetry is another way to express yourself--an art form that combines emotions, words, and sounds.

Owen Dunkin is a student at Spokane Public Montessori Middle School.  

  

From their teacher, Erin Schmidt:

Robert Frost said that “poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and that thought has found its words.” Carl Sandburg said that “poetry is an echo, asking a shadow to dance.” Some people just say that poetry does not make any sense. More than anything else, however, poetry is another way to express yourself--an art form that combines emotions, words, and sounds.

Sylvie Manz is a student at Spokane Public Montessori Middle School.  

From their teacher, Erin Schmidt:

Robert Frost said that “poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and that thought has found its words.” Carl Sandburg said that “poetry is an echo, asking a shadow to dance.” Some people just say that poetry does not make any sense. More than anything else, however, poetry is another way to express yourself--an art form that combines emotions, words, and sounds.

Maya Jewell Zeller grew up in the Northwest. She has taught writing and literature to high school and college students, fourth graders, and senior citizens, and has been a writer-in-residence in the H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest. Recipient of a 2016 Promise Award from the Sustainable Arts Foundation, her work has also won awards from Sycamore ReviewNew South, New Ohio Review, Dogwood,  Florida Review and Crab Orchard Review, and has been nominated for multiple Pushcart Prizes.

Maya Jewell Zeller grew up in the Northwest. She has taught writing and literature to high school and college students, fourth graders, and senior citizens, and has been a writer-in-residence in the H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest. Recipient of a 2016 Promise Award from the Sustainable Arts Foundation, her work has also won awards from Sycamore ReviewNew South, New Ohio Review, Dogwood,  Florida Review and Crab Orchard Review, and has been nominated for multiple Pushcart Prizes.

Maya Jewell Zeller grew up in the Northwest. She has taught writing and literature to high school and college students, fourth graders, and senior citizens, and has been a writer-in-residence in the H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest. Recipient of a 2016 Promise Award from the Sustainable Arts Foundation, her work has also won awards from Sycamore ReviewNew South, New Ohio Review, Dogwood,  Florida Review and Crab Orchard Review, and has been nominated for multiple Pushcart Prizes.

Maya Jewell Zeller grew up in the Northwest. She has taught writing and literature to high school and college students, fourth graders, and senior citizens, and has been a writer-in-residence in the H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest. Recipient of a 2016 Promise Award from the Sustainable Arts Foundation, her work has also won awards from Sycamore ReviewNew South, New Ohio Review, Dogwood,  Florida Review and Crab Orchard Review, and has been nominated for multiple Pushcart Prizes.

Maya Jewell Zeller grew up in the Northwest. She has taught writing and literature to high school and college students, fourth graders, and senior citizens, and has been a writer-in-residence in the H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest. Recipient of a 2016 Promise Award from the Sustainable Arts Foundation, her work has also won awards from Sycamore ReviewNew South, New Ohio Review, Dogwood,  Florida Review and Crab Orchard Review, and has been nominated for multiple Pushcart Prizes.

David Borodin is a retired art appraiser, originally from Philadelphia but now living at Twin Lakes, Idaho. He identifies his poetic work with the so-called New Formalist tradition, with its renewed attention to the use of meter, rhyme, and stanzaic symmetry as instruments of effective patterning. Although his poems are inspired by a wide range of subjects, including music, visual art, literature and love, his abiding interest in cognitive science provides a special focus for exploring through his poems the phenomenon of consciousness.

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