Three poets to read at Port Angeles Library

Free event starts at 7 tonight

PORT ANGELES — Three poets — Carmen Germain, Bethany Reid and Karen Whalley — will read from their work at 7 tonight.

The free reading, presented by Foothill Writers Series and Port Book and News, will be in the Raymond Carver Room of the Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St.

Germain, who co-directed the Foothills Writers Series for many years, is the author of the chapbook “Living Room, Earth” (Pathwise Press), and the collection “These Things I Will Take with Me” (Cherry Grove).

Cider Press Review nominated her work for Best of the Web in 2016.

Her work has appeared in “Flyway,” “The Madison Review,” “Cold Mountain Review,” “Poet Lore” and “Natural Bridge,” as well as in many anthologies. Germain created the cover art for her newest collection “The Old Refusals” (MoonPath Press).

Reid’s two most recent books are “Sparrow,” which won the 2012 Gell Poetry Prize, and “Body My House” (2018), published by Seattle’s Goldfish Press.

Her poems have appeared in numerous journals, including “Blackbird,” “Broken Bridge Review,” “Cairn,” “Calyx,” “The MacGuffin,” “Pontoon” and “Prairie Schooner.” She lives and writes in Edmonds and blogs about all of it at www.bethanyareid.com.

Whalley received the Rona Jaffe Award for poetry. Her poems have appeared in “American Poetry Review,” “The Sun Magazine,” “Harvard Review” and “Mississippi Review,” among others, and her first book of poems, “The Rented Violin,” was published by Ausable Press.

“My Own Name Seems Strange to Me” was the 2018 Off the Grid Poetry Prize winner and was released in January.

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