Lyn Coffin & Thomas Brush Readings PoetsWest @ Green Lake Public Library

Lyn Coffin & Thomas Brush Readings PoetsWest @ Green Lake Public Library

09/14/2019 – 4:00pm to 5:30pm Poetry

PoetsWest’s features the best at Green Lake Public Library each second Saturday of the month.  Our current features are Lyn Coffin & Thomas Brush.
Lyn Coffin has published over a dozen books of poetry, including Human Trappings (1980), The Poetry of Wickedness (1981), Crystals of the Unforeseen (1999), and Joseph Brodsky was Joseph Brodsky (2012). Her books of translation include the Anthology of Georgian Poetry (2013), edited by Dodona Kiziria; and White Picture (2011), selected poems by Jiri Orten translated from the Czech.  Coffin teaches literary fiction in the Continuing and Professional Education Division of the University of Washington. She is reading at the New York Poetry Festival this year then leaves for Mexico, where a bilingual book, Verde Vida (This Green Life, Pregunta Editions) will be presented at some festivals. Her book of translations will be published in the fall by Adelaide Books in New York.   Website:


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Thomas Brush is an award winning poet whose work is found in Books: Last Night (Lynz Press 2011) Even Money (Seapen Press, 1988),  Opening Night . (Owl Creek Press, 1981) and in the Journals: Fine Madness, Indiana Review, Poetry, Poetry Northwest, Quarterly West, Tar River Poetry Review.   His book “Last Night” won the Blue Lynx Poetry Prize in 2011/

Seattle Poet Thomas Brush Wins 2011 Blue Lynx Prize

Last Night by Thomas Brush
 PoetsWest @ Green Lake Public Library Features & Open Mic
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The 2018 Readings were   awesome. Sierra Golden and Shankar Narayan started off the year.  Claudia Castro Luna, the WA. State Poet Laureate read in October & many new features amazed us too.



Sat Jan 12, 2019—Chris Buckley—Lola Peters

Sat Feb 09, 2019—Canceled due to Snow Storm

Sat Mar 09, 2019—Tara Hardy—Mike Hickey– Kendra Steel

Sat Apr 13, 2019—Cathy Ross—Chad Sokolovsky

Sat May 11, 2019—Melanie Reed— Benjamin Schmitt

Sat Jun 08, 2019—David Post—Terry Busch

Sat Jul 13, 2019—- ALL OPEN  MIC!!  No Features.

Sat Aug 10, 2019—Sierra Golden  &  Gaylloyd Sisson

Sat Sep 14, 2019—Lyn Coffin & Tom Brush

Sat Oct 2019 12th — David Horowitz &  Francine Wall

Sat Nov 9, 2019 — All PONGO Poetry (Supporting At Risk Youth & Allies)

Sat Dec 11, 2019  —  Bill Carty —  Michael Magee


Sat Jan 11, 2020—Filled—Griffith Williams—

Sat Feb 08, 2020—Filled—Rajaa Gharbi—Bruce Taylor

Sat Mar 14, 2020—Filled—Oliver Amatist—Susan Landgraf

Sat Apr 11, 2020—Filled—Rayn Roberts—Kevin O’Conner

Sat May 09, 2020— Filled—Michael Dylan Welch— Jayne Merek

Sat Jun 16, 2020—Open

Sat Jul 11, 2020—Open

Sat Aug 08, 2020— —Sally Hedges-Blanquez – TBA

Sat Sep 12, 2020— —Sandy Yannone —  TBA


Green Lake is wonderful any time of the year!


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Thursday 5/19/16 Rayn Roberts on FM 90.1 KSER 6:30 pm PoetsWest #141

Thursday 5/19/16

FM 90.1 KSER 6:30 pm

PoetsWest #141

“Out There”

(29.07 minutes)

Moon over Village 1.42 RaynRoberts

Otsukimi Moon Viewing 1.20 Rosemary O’Hara

Hyukatake 1.20 Dan Williams

Venus in Transit 1.36 Dan Williams

Happy Planet 2.47 Dan Williams

Einstein Was Wrong 0.35 David Thornbrugh

Galileo Poem 0.13 Bob von Dassow

Billions & Billions 0.50 J. Glenn Evans

Rings of Saturn 2.23 Christine Swanberg

Yardwork 1.56 Dennis Caswell

The Warming 1.27 Scott Galasso

Space Trash 0.52 J. Glenn Evans



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Hearts of Space Starflight I Tks 2, 10

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