318 Photos - Sep 12, 2013
Photo: Elizabeth Carroll Hayden and Mike Meredith welcome contributors and friends to the RASP poetry anthology reading at the Old Redmond Schoolhouse Community Center in Redmond, Washington, on Friday, 23 August 2013.Photo: Elizabeth Carroll Hayden, assistant editor, proudly shows off "Here, There, and Everywhere," and also checks off contributors, who each got a free copy.Photo: Drinks for the break.Photo: Poets beginning to gather at the auditorium. We had about 85 people in attendance.Photo: We didn't want anyone to get lost.Photo: Gathering poets.Photo: Poets gathering.Photo: Jared Leising picks up his copy of the RASP poetry anthology.Photo: Thanks to Bill Hayes for getting cakes for everyone to enjoy later at the break.Photo: Snacks and drinks.Photo: Seats are beginning to fill up.Photo: Dawn-Marie Oliver picks up her copy of the anthology.Photo: Poets love to talk.Photo: The reading will start soon . . .Photo: Christopher Jarmick takes a look at the new anthology, with Jared Leising.Photo: More poets talking.Photo: We could just cancel the reading and socialize all evening!Photo: Patient anticipation.Photo: Don Kentop.Photo: Inspecting "Here, There, and Everywhere".Photo: Okay, time for the reading to start soon . . .Photo: Raul Sanchez and William Scott Galasso guarding the snacks and drinks.Photo: The crowd is building.Photo: Monica Schley sets up her harp.Photo: More talkative poets.Photo: Monica Schley.Photo: Michael Heavener, president of the Redmond Association of Spokenword, gets us going with a short introduction.Photo: Michael Heavener welcomes everyone.Photo: Our emcee for the evening was Michael Dylan Welch, who also edited and designed the RASP poetry anthology.Photo: Michael Dylan Welch welcomes everyone.Photo: Michael Dylan Welch explains that we'll read the first two of the book's three sections, "Here" and "There," and then take a break.Photo: Michael Dylan Welch.Photo: Michael Dylan Welch.Photo: Michael Dylan Welch introduces harpist Monica Schley.Photo: Michael Dylan Welch introduces Monica Schley, who also contributed poetry to the anthology.Photo: Monica Schley played an instrumental version of the Beatles song, "Here, There, and Everywhere."Photo: Thank you to Monica Schley for adding music to our evening.Photo: Michael Dylan Welch read the title and author's name for each poet in the anthology, and here introduces the first reader.Photo: Laura Lee Bennett, assistant editor of the anthology, reads the first poem in the anthology, by Elizabeth Austen, who was not able to be present.Photo: Laura Lee Bennett.Photo: Laura Lee Bennett.Photo: We had a full house!Photo: Family members came too!Photo: Poetry for everyone.Photo: Denise Calvetti Michaels reads her poetry.Photo: Denise Calvetti Michaels.Photo: David D. Horowitz reads.Photo: David D. Horowitz.Photo: David D. Horowitz.Photo: Katherine Grace Bond reads "On Poetry and Other Irritants."Photo: Katherine Grace Bond.Photo: Katherine Grace Bond.Photo: Happy audience!Photo: Okay, maybe some of the audience was wriggly.Photo: Michael Schein reads his poetry.Photo: Michael Schein.Photo: Michael Schein.Photo: Michael Schein.Photo: Michael Schein.Photo: We had about 85 people in attendance, and one very large canine.Photo: Shane Guthrie reads "For the Crime of Poetry."Photo: Shane Guthrie.Photo: Shane Guthrie.Photo: Shane Guthrie.Photo: Jared Leising reads.Photo: Jared Leising.Photo: Jared Leising.Photo: ChiChi Stewart reads.Photo: ChiChi Stewart.Photo: ChiChi Stewart.Photo: ChiChi Stewart.Photo: Elizabeth Carroll Hayden, assistant editor of the RASP poetry anthology, reads her contribution.Photo: Elizabeth Carroll Hayden.Photo: Elizabeth Carroll Hayden.Photo: Elizabeth Carroll Hayden.Photo: We launched immediately into the book's second section, "There," with a poem by Monica Schley.Photo: Monica Schley.Photo: Laura Lee Bennett reads one of her poems in the anthology.Photo: Laura Lee Bennett.Photo: Laura Lee Bennett.Photo: Most people had copies of the anthology, and could follow along as we went through the entire book.Photo: A full audience!Photo: Laura Lee Bennett concludes her poem in front of an attentive RASP audience. This may well have been our largest poetry reading ever.Photo: Maya Ganesan reads her poem.Photo: Maya Ganesan.Photo: Maya Ganesan was probably the youngest contributor at the reading.Photo: Maya Ganesan concludes her poem.Photo: H. R. Stahl reads her poem.Photo: H. R. Stahl.Photo: H. R. Stahl shares her poetry to a packed house.Photo: H. R. Stahl.Photo: Thanks to everyone who came out to the anthology reading.Photo: H. R. Stahl reads her poetry.Photo: H. R. Stahl.Photo: Mike Meredith and Elizabeth Carroll Hayden.Photo: Mike Meredith and Elizabeth Carroll Hayden.Photo: Barbara Stoner reads her contribution to the RASP poetry anthology.Photo: Barbara Stoner.Photo: Barbara Stoner.Photo: Peggy Barnett reads "The Longest Word," the only poem in the anthology written AT a prior RASP event.Photo: Peggy Barnett.Photo: Peggy Barnett.Photo: Winifred Jaeger reads her poetry.Photo: Winifred Jaeger.Photo: Winifred Jaeger.Photo: Winifred Jaeger.Photo: James Parrott reads his contribution to the anthology (his first published poem).Photo: James Parrott.Photo: James Parrott.Photo: James Parrott.Photo: Carol McCarthy, widow of the late Jack McCarthy, reads Jack's contribution to the book, "I Didn't Miss the Robins."Photo: Carol McCarthy reading Jack McCarthy's poem.Photo: Carol McCarthy reading Jack McCarthy.Photo: Carol McCarthy reading Jack McCarthy.Photo: Donald Kentop read next.Photo: Donald Kentop.Photo: Donald Kentop.Photo: Jason Zions reads his poetry.Photo: Jason Zions.Photo: Jason Zions.Photo: Jason Zions.Photo: Dawn-Marie Oliver and Barbara Stoner.Photo: William Scott Galasso reads one of his poems.Photo: William Scott Galasso.Photo: William Scott Galasso.Photo: William Scott Galasso.Photo: Esther Altshul Helfgott reads her poetry.Photo: Esther Altshul Helfgott.Photo: Esther Altshul Helfgott concludes the reading of the anthology's second section, "There."Photo: Just before our break, RASP board member and treasurer Mike Meredith thanks Michael Dylan Welch for editing the RASP poetry anthology.Photo: Mike Meredith thanks Michael Dylan Welch for editing the RASP poetry anthology.Photo: Mike Meredith thanks Michael Dylan Welch for editing the RASP poetry anthology.Photo: Break time!Photo: Time for cake and other snacks.Photo: Lots of drinks available too.Photo: Help yourself!Photo: Lots to go around.Photo: Our two specially decorated cakes are starting to disappear.Photo: Quick, the cakes are vanishing!Photo: Laura Lee Bennett helps to cut the cake.Photo: Waiting for snacks.Photo: Waiting for snacks.Photo: Socializing with drinks in hand.Photo: Mike Meredith and Jason Zions.Photo: Break time continues.Photo: More socializing.Photo: Save some cake for us!Photo: Don Kentop and Denise Calvetti Michaels.Photo: More social time.Photo: During the break, Monica Schley played many different songs, and also sang.Photo: Monica Schley at the harp.Photo: Monica Schley.Photo: Allison Ohlinger chatting with poetry friends.Photo: Allison Ohlinger chatting with poetry friends.Photo: Still more socializing.Photo: Hurray, there was enough cake left for us.Photo: Peggy and Ron Barnett.Photo: Kevin Mooneyham and Linda Thompson.Photo: Kevin Mooneyham and Linda Thompson.Photo: S. A. Upton, Michael Dylan Welch, and Mike Meredith at the book table.Photo: S. A. Upton and Michael Dylan Welch.Photo: Mike Meredith, S. A. Upton, and Michael Dylan Welch.Photo: Dennis Caswell checks out the cake.Photo: Laura Lee Bennett.Photo: Maya Ganesan shows off the RASP poetry anthology.Photo: Maya Ganesan shows off the RASP poetry anthology.Photo: Paul E. Nelson.Photo: Getting some cake.Photo: Eating, drinking, and being merry.Photo: Cora Goss-Grubbs and Laura Lee Bennett.Photo: Cora Goss-Grubbs and Laura Lee Bennett.Photo: Allison Ohlinger and Kevin Mooneyham.Photo: Elizabeth Carroll Hayden signs a copy of the anthology for Qiaolan Wan.Photo: Qiaolan Wan and kids.Photo: Jason Zions, Mike Meredith, and S. A. Upton.Photo: S. A. Upton and Jason Zions.Photo: Mary Whittington and Qiaolan Wan. Our break is nearly over.Photo: Not much left of our cakes.Photo: Good thing we got two of these cakes.Photo: RASP treasurer Mike Meredith makes a brief (financial?) announcement after our break ends.Photo: S. A. Upton wasn't able to read her poem when it came up in the "Here" section earlier in the evening, so she's sharing it now before we start reading the book's "Everywhere" section.Photo: S. A. Upton.Photo: S. A. Upton.Photo: S. A. Upton.Photo: Leslie Brown reads her poetry. She's reading first for the "Everywhere" section, but out of order because of having to leave early.Photo: Leslie Brown.Photo: Leslie Brown.Photo: Leslie Brown.Photo: Kevin Mooneyham reads his work.Photo: Kevin Mooneyham.Photo: Kevin Mooneyham.Photo: Kevin Mooneyham drove farther than anyone (from Eugene, Oregon) to read with us tonight.Photo: Terry Busch reads her work.Photo: Terry Busch.Photo: Terry Busch.Photo: Carolyne Wright reads one of her poems.Photo: Carolyne Wright.Photo: Carolyne Wright.Photo: Carolyne Wright.Photo: Paul E. Nelson reads his work from the RASP poetry anthology.Photo: Paul E. Nelson.Photo: Paul E. Nelson.Photo: Paul E. Nelson.Photo: Paul E. Nelson.Photo: Paul E. Nelson.Photo: Michael Heavener reads his contribution to the anthology.Photo: Michael Heavener.Photo: Michael Heavener.Photo: Michael Heavener.Photo: Michael Heavener reading his poetry to an attentive RASP audience.Photo: Michael Heavener concludes his reading.Photo: Ken Osborne reads one of his anthology contributions.Photo: Ken Osborne.Photo: Dawn-Marie Oliver reads one of her poems.Photo: Dawn-Marie Oliver.Photo: Dawn-Marie Oliver.Photo: Dawn-Marie Oliver.Photo: Dawn-Marie Oliver.Photo: Dawn-Marie Oliver.Photo: Dawn-Marie Oliver.Photo: Heather Stark shares her anthology contribution.Photo: Heather Stark.Photo: Heather Stark.Photo: Heather Stark.Photo: Heather Stark.Photo: Christopher J. Jarmick reads his poetry.Photo: Christopher J. Jarmick.Photo: Christopher J. Jarmick.Photo: Pamela Denchfield reads he poem from the anthology.Photo: Pamela Denchfield.Photo: Pamela Denchfield.Photo: Raul Sanchez read next.Photo: Raul Sanchez.Photo: Raul Sanchez.Photo: Raul Sanchez.Photo: Qiaolan Wan hands Mary K. Whittington the RASP poetry anthology.Photo: Mary K. Whittington reads one of her poems.Photo: Mary K. Whittington.Photo: Mary K. Whittington.Photo: Mary Eliza Crane reads her poetry.Photo: Mary Eliza Crane.Photo: Mary Eliza Crane.Photo: Mary Eliza Crane.Photo: Michael Dylan Welch, RASP poetry anthology editor, reads one of his contributions to the book.Photo: Michael Dylan Welch.Photo: Dennis Caswell reads one of his poems.Photo: Dennis Caswell.Photo: Dennis Caswell.Photo: Dennis Caswell.Photo: RASP board member Bill Hayes read next.Photo: Bill Hayes.Photo: Bill Hayes.Photo: Next up was Vonnie Thompson.Photo: Vonnie Thompson.Photo: Vonnie Thompson.Photo: Vonnie Thompson.Photo: Stephen Roxborough performs one of his poems.Photo: Stephen Roxborough.Photo: Stephen Roxborough.Photo: Stephen Roxborough.Photo: Stephen Roxborough.Photo: Stephen Roxborough's performance included vocal variations on his poem.Photo: Stephen Roxborough.Photo: Stephen Roxborough.Photo: Stephen Roxborough.Photo: Former Redmond poet laureate Rebecca Meredith reads her poetry.Photo: Rebecca Meredith.Photo: Rebecca Meredith.Photo: Rebecca Meredith.Photo: Rebecca Meredith.Photo: Janka Hobbs reads her poetry.Photo: Janka Hobbs.Photo: Qiaolan Wan sharing her work.Photo: Qiaolan Wan.Photo: Qiaolan Wan.Photo: Qiaolan Wan.Photo: Ann Teplick reads her poem "Ritual."Photo: Ann Teplick.Photo: Ann Teplick.Photo: Cora Goss-Grubbs, one of RASP's founders, reads her poetry from the first-ever RASP poetry anthology.Photo: Cora Goss-Grubbs.Photo: Cora Goss-Grubbs.Photo: Cora Goss-Grubbs.Photo: Cora Goss-Grubbs.Photo: Beth Atwood reads her poetry.Photo: Beth Atwood.Photo: Beth Atwood.Photo: Ana Christensen reads her contribution to the "Everywhere" section of the RASP poetry anthology.Photo: Ana Christensen.Photo: Ana Christensen.Photo: Ana Christensen was our last reader of the night.Photo: Michael Dylan Welch concludes the evening by reading the last poem in the book, by Susan Rich, who was not able to be present.Photo: Michael Dylan Welch.Photo: An attentive audience . . . attentive to their anthologies, at least.Photo: Following along in the anthology . . .Photo: What a fun reading it's been!Photo: Esther Altshul Helfgott takes a picture.Photo: Esther Altshul Helfgott takes a picture.Photo: Monica Schley concluded our evening by singing "Here, There, and Everywhere."Photo: Monica Schley.Photo: Monica Schley.Photo: After the reading two dozen of us trekked over to Coho's restaurant for some late-evening food and drink.Photo: Another gathering of poets at Coho's.Photo: More poets.Photo: Getting books autographed was part of the evening's fun.Photo: Poets can't stop talking!Photo: Waiting to order.Photo: Hanging out.Photo: Rox is ready to order.Photo: S. A. Upton scans the RASP poetry anthology.Photo: Stephen Roxborough signs a copy of the RASP poetry anthology.Photo: Carolyne Wright, James Parrott, and Elizabeth Carroll Hayden.Photo: Yet more socializing.Photo: Enjoying the conversation.Photo: Still going . . .Photo: . . . and going!Photo: Yes, now it's really time for us to go.Photo: Tonight's RASP poetry anthology reading was a wonderful success. After this, it was time to go home. Thanks to all. for more information about the anthology, please visit. http://www.raspread.com.html.