Sunday, May 30, 2010


As promised, I've posted some photos from our May reading, featuring poet Jessy Randall. I also wanted to list the blog sign up sheet, which is still growing. Supporters of the reading series should look up each other's writing and enjoy it! Give feedback and connect.

Debbie Allen's work:
Angela Giles Klocke's work:
Sue Spengler's work:
(my poetry can be found at:

If anyone else has a writing blog they'd like me to post, let me know. Leave a comment or send me an email. Remember, next month's reading is cancelled due to my traveling out of state (I'm sure I'll post some exciting news about the writers gathering at Pacific University's MFA readings, though.) Our next reading is scheduled for FRIDAY, JULY 16th, at 7:30pm.

Oh! One more thing I thought you poets might enjoy. I met with Sharon Cumberland while I was in Seattle last week (her poetry is intelligent and graceful, I love it) and she showed me a neat compilation of poetry she's been teaching in her writing classes at Seattle University. It's called Story Hour: Contemporary Narratives By American Poets, and I highly recommend it. (That's the link to Story Line Press, where you can most easily purchase a copy.) The first poem Sharon pointed out was Linda McCarriston's "Le Coursier de Jeanne D'Arc," and it was stunning. No other word for it.

Okay, on to the pictures. Thanks for reading, everyone!

Jessy Randall, featured reader

Bryce Crawford, open mic poetry reading

Edie Adelstein, open mic prose reading

Everyone's smiling, so it must be good!


  1. Jessy Randall's poems are still making me smile. I should have picked up a collection of her poems at the event...where can I get one now?

  2. I'll have two copies of A Day in Boyland at the next reading! Thanks for asking! Payment goes directly to Jessy. Sure she'll be pleased to sell another copy.

  3. Hey Abby and Monet, I'm only seeing this now because I've been on vacation -- you can definitely buy from me/Abby at the next event, or directly from, or from, or the book is available at the Colorado College bookstore. I'm thrilled you want one! Abby, thanks again for having me.