Poetry Month

Sun, Apr. 2, 2017 3:00pm — 4:30pm | Add this to Calendar

Arts & Humanities Bainbridge, in collaboration with Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, Bloedel Reserve, Humanities Washington and other organizations, presents a full month of poetry events throughout the month of April.

Ongoing through the month of April:

Poetry Corners Around Town – Winning poems from the 2017 Poetry Corners juried competition will be displayed in storefronts throughout Winslow and around the island, presented by Arts & Humanities Bainbridge.

Poetry Panels at Bloedel – Bloedel Reserve welcomes the return of Poetry Month with an installation of poetry panels on scenic trails throughout the Reserve. Bloedel will honor the 90th birthday of poet W.S. Merwin, with a sprinkling of his work among the panels. Visitors can pause to enjoy more than 15 poems as they stroll the grounds. Information: www.bloedelreserve.org.

Poetry Windows at BIMA – BIMA celebrates Poetry Month with a Museum Store window display that uses language, shape and form to celebrate the art form.



Sunday, April 2  |  3pm  |  FREE

Humanities Washington presents:

A Fierce Language: Falling in Love with Poetry

How poetry can enhance, change—and even save—our lives.

Presented by Judith Adams, poet

With "A Fierce Language: Falling in Love With Poetry, Whidbey Island poet Judith Adams takes us on a journey to rediscover the music, power, humor and strength of poetry to transform lives. Presented by Arts & Humanities Bainbridge and Humanities Washington, with support from BIMA and Kitsap Regional Libraries. 




Sunday, April 16  |  3pm  |  FREE

Humanities Washington presents:

The Written Image: Blending Poetry with the Visual Arts

Discover the fascinating work that can result when two distinct mediums collide.

Presented by Shin Yu Pai, author and visual artist

This presentation is part of Humanities Washington’s Speakers Bureau program, in which cultural experts discuss history, politics, music, philosophy, and everything in between at venues around the state.




Thursday, April 20  |  7pm  |  $10

BIMA presents:

An Evening of Poetry with Linda Bierds & Tod Marshall

Bainbridge resident Linda Bierds uses a framework of scientific knowledge, art history and historical reference to create forceful, scholarly poems. She is joined by current Washington Seattle Poet Laureate Tod Marshall, whose work is marked by lingual agility, narrative complexity, and an obvious delight in the beauty and versatility of the English Language.




Thursday, April 27  |  6pm  |  FREE

Poetry Corners LIVE, Community Poetry Reading and Reception

Winners of the Poetry Corners Juried Competition present their works to a live audience. Copies of this year’s chapbook of winning poems, “Expression,” will be offered for sale. Presented by Arts & Humanities Bainbridge, with support from BIMA.




Sunday, April 30  |  6pm  |  $10

“Louder Than A Bomb,” the award-winning, feature length documentary with Seattle Youth Speak's Cobb Cambronero

LTAB drops us into the world’s largest youth poetry slam, where more than 600 Chicago teens compete, share the joy of being young, and the pain of growing up. It’s about speaking out, making noise, finding your voice, and poetry. Includes a special live performance by a Seattle Youth Speaks poet. Presented by Bainbridge Island Museum of Art.

Opening act on April 30 is a special live performance by Seattle Youth Speaks Spokes Youth Leadership poet Cobb Cambronero.

King Cobb, also know as Cornelius Cambronero was simply born from a boombox. For as long as Cobb can remember, music has always been apart of him. From practicing Michael Jackson in his room for 8 hours a day, to dancing and performing on tables at family functions, to creating community youth rap programs, to making a name for himself as a rapper, spitting sick relatable bars about social justice issues and the view of the south Seattle community through his eyes. He was inspired to start rapping from listening to his favorite hip hop artist, Logic. After attending one of his shows, Cobb was truly inspired by Logic’s message of peace love and positivity to create music to change the world for the better. Cobb is working towards attending music school after his senior year at Cleveland High School this year, and hopes to eventually starting his own record label with him being the leading artist. 


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