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Annual Poetry Night! Virtual again this year...

Join us for our annual celebration of National Poetry Month! [Virtual this year!]

[great photo featuring David D. Horowitz,
from a poetry night when we could all gather!]

Five local poets are scheduled to read: Michael Spence, Sharon Hashimoto, Bethany Reid, Richard Wakefield, and Joannie Stangeland.

Hosted, as always, by David D. Horowitz. [thank you David!]

Visit Rose Alley Press, here, to learn more about Mr. Horowitz and so many local poets.

And visit to learn more about National Poetry Month. And so much about all things poetry!

We have books from all of our poets in the store already. Some are available to order below, you may email us for information about, and to order any of them, here.

We also have in the shop, "Footbridge Above the Falls: Poems by Forty-Eight Northwest Poets" edited by David Horowitz and featuring poems from each of our featured poets!




To celebrate National Poetry Month [April!], we are partnering with and Penguin Young Readers to donate copies of Amanda Gorman’s books to schools and community organizations across the country.
Donations accepted from March 14, 2022 through May 13, 2022. 
Donate here!






Michael Spence spent a hitch as a naval officer aboard an aircraft carrier then drove public-transit buses for thirty years in the Seattle area, retiring from the latter job on Valentine's Day, 2014. His poems have appeared recently or are forthcoming in Able Muse, Barrow Street, The Carolina Quarterly, The Hudson Review, Kestrel, North American Review, Rattle, Tar River Poetry,, and Willow Springs. His latest book, "Umbilical" (St. Augustine's Press, 2016), won The New Criterion Poetry Prize. More information here.





Sharon Hashimoto's first book of poetry, "The Crane Wife" (co-winner of the 2003 Nicholas Roerich Prize and published by Story Line Press), has recently been reprinted by Red Hen Press. Her work has appeared in American Fiction, The American Scholar, Barrow Street, Louisiana Literature, North American Review, Poetry, Prairie Schooner, River Styx, Shenandoah, and other literary publications. She is a recipient of a N.E.A. fellowship in poetry. Recently retired from Highline College after twenty-nine years of teaching, she writes poetry, short stories, and is currently at work on a novel.

Her newest book, "More American" is the winner of the 2021 OFF THE GRID POETRY PRIZE. More information about the prize is here.
Order both books below!




Bethany Reid's poetry books include "Sparrow," which won the 2012 Gell Poetry Prize (Big Pencil Press 2012), "Body My House" (Gold Fish Press, 2018), and "The Thing with Feathers," which was published as part of Triple No. 10 (Ravenna Press 2020). She and her husband live in Edmonds, Washington, near their three grown daughters. Bethany blogs about writing and life at

I’m pleased to announce the 2020 release of my chapbook of Emily Dickinson-inspired poems, “The Thing with Feathers,” as part of Triple No. 10, published by Ravenna Press.





Richard Wakefield earned his PhD in American literature from the University of Washington and has taught college humanities for forty-three years, thirty-seven of them at Tacoma Community College.  For over twenty-five years he reviewed poetry, fiction, and literary biography for the Seattle Times. His first book, "Robert Frost and the Opposing Lights of the Hour" (Peter Lang Publishing), was a study of Frost’s poetry in the context of his life and times. His first collection of poems, "East of Early Winters" (University of Evansville Press), won the Richard Wilbur Award. His second collection, "A Vertical Mile" (Able Muse Press)[order below], was short-listed for the Poet’s Prize. His poem “Petrarch” won the Howard Nemerov Sonnet Award.  His new collection, "Terminal Park" (Able Muse Press), has just been released. [widely available April 22, 2022. pre-order below!]






Joannie Stangeland is the author of several collections, most recently "The Scene You See." She received the 2019 Crosswinds Poetry Journal grand prize, and her poems have also appeared in Two Hawks Quarterly, SWWIM, Prairie Schooner, New England Review, and other journals. Joannie holds an MFA from the Rainier Writing Workshop. So much more information on her website.


photo credit: Rosanne Olson      


Event Date: 
Thursday, April 21, 2022 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
VIRTUAL! on Facebook LIVE!
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More American Cover Image
ISBN: 9781946830104
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Grid Books / Off the Grid Press - July 6th, 2021

The Crane Wife Cover Image
ISBN: 9781586540999
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Story Line Press - April 13th, 2021

Body My House Cover Image
Email or call for price
ISBN: 9780971259812
Published: Goldfish Press - July 12th, 2018

We have copies of Bethany's book in stock! Let us know and we are happy to save you a copy. Order it here, or call us: 425.775.2789.

A Vertical Mile: Poems Cover Image
ISBN: 9780987870575
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Able Muse Press - May 1st, 2012

Terminal Park: Poems Cover Image
ISBN: 9781773490687
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Able Muse Press - April 22nd, 2022