Kary Wayson and Melanie Noel: two bright stars in the cosmos of poetry on a chilly night made less chilly by their talent, strong ears, and stunning visions.
|Kary Wayson reads work in progress|
|Kary and Melanie lead the audience in a poetry round.|
|Four choices of red wine, but the Charles & Charles is best|
David D. Horowitz founded and manages Rose Alley Press. His most recent poetry collections, published by Rose Alley, are Sky Above the Temple; Stars Beyond the Battlesmoke; Wildfire, Candleflame; Resin from the Rain; and Streetlamp, Treetop, Star. His poems have appeared in numerous journals, including The Lyric, Candelabrum, and The New Formalist, and his essays regularly appear online in Exterminating Angel. David has edited two Northwest poetry anthologies: Limbs of the Pine, Peaks of the Range and Many Trails to the Summit. He frequently organizes and promotes poetry readings in the Puget Sound region and in 2005 received The PoetsWest Award for his contributions to Northwest literature and publishing. His website iswww.rosealleypress.com.
Joannie Stangeland’s book Into the Rumored Spring was published last fall by Ravenna Press. She’s also the author of two poetry chapbooks-- Weathered Steps and A Steady Longing for Flight. Joannie’s poems have appeared in Floating Bridge Review, The Midwest Quarterly, Valparaiso Poetry Review, Crab Creek Review, Fire On Her Tongue, and other publications. Joannie’s the poetry editor for the online journal The Smoking Poet and an associate poetry editor at Cascadia Review.