From hot dogs to politics; from pregnancy to funerals — no subject is off limits to Bainbridge poets when invited to express themselves — especially when inspired by the above quote from artist Edward Hopper!
Every year, in April, local poets submit their poems to Arts & Humanities Bainbridge for posting in island storefronts in honor of National Poetry Month, and each year at the end of April the winning poets gather to read their poems aloud.
This year BCB was on hand on Thursday, April 27 to record Poetry Corners Live, an event hosted by Arts & Humanities Bainbridge and the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art. This year’s theme — Expression — resulted in a broad range of poems: some short, some long; some humorous and some deeply moving; some remembering loss and others full of hope.
The lucky folks who listened to this hour-long event heard some truly magnificent work — and now you can enjoy it, too! Listen here, and enjoy a flavorful blend of island creativity. For more information, or to purchase a Poetry Corners 2017 chapbook with Patty Rogers’ colorful collage, “We Keep it Inside Us” on the cover, visit the Arts & Humanities Bainbridge website.
Credits: BCB audio tech: Chris Walker; audio editor and social media publisher: Diane Walker.