Bring your best summer poem for the open mic on this special summer solstice edition of Planet Earth Poetry! For our featured readers, we have the Bellingham Five: Susan Alexander (Bowen Island), Terry Ann Carter (Victoria), Richard Osler (Duncan), Barbara Pelman (Esquimalt), and Linda Thompson (Port Alberni). These five Island poets journeyed to Bellingham, Washington in 2017 to read a series of linked poems. They had arranged beforehand to connect a couple of their own poems to the poet before them, in a linked cycle of themes. Wonderful and surprising juxtapositions arose from these connections. Their reading on June 22nd is a reprise of their work.
The Planet Earth Poetry reading series is a launching pad for the energies of writers and poets established and not. The evening begins at 7:30 with an open mic, followed by a featured reader(s). Planet Earth Poetry is located at Hillside Coffee and Tea, 1633 Hillside Ave (across from Bolen Books).