Friday, September 28, 2012

100K Poets for Change and "Cloud Pharmacy" Poem

Clouds from the "Cloud Pharmacy"
I hope you'll stay with me for a little bit of blatant self-promotion for my city's dedication to poetry. This month Seattle's city arts magazine City Arts features my poem "Cloud Pharmacy." Each month CityArts features a poem by a Seattle poet and this has included Sherman Alexie, Kathleen Flenniken, and Heather McHugh. I'm honored to be included as Ms. October.

While October is arts month in this city --- see more on this at ArtsCrush --- there is a global event, 100 K Poets for Change happening from 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm this Saturday, September 29th, at Richard Hugo House. 115 Countries and 800 different events are scheduled around the globe! I'm thrilled to be participating in this worldwide event that's happening right here in my city.

I will be reading two poems from 3:15 - 3:20 which will also be live streaming on local cable. Other poets who you won't want to miss include Kelli Russell Agodon, Elizabeth Austen, Jourdan Keith, Jeanine Hall Gailey, and Annette Spaulding-Convy.For the complete schedule of poets click here.
A dear friend of mine in Northern Ontario will also be reading in her local community on Saturday -- I love that this event even has it's own song --- written for the event!

More excitement happening next week with The Improbable Places Poetry Tour +1 and poets performing in their pajamas (and special guest). Later in the month there's a literary pub crawl. Stay tuned!


  1. Congratulations on being named "Ms. October", Susan.

  2. Thanks, Maureen! And I thought I was too old to be a pin-up. I guess this is my speed - and I'm happy with it.