Poet Laureate

Poetry in the Parks

Poetry in the Parks is the initiative of Michael Dylan Welch, Redmond’s third poet laureate. The program offers everyone the opportunity to discover the joys of poetry in their own environment. Activities include quarterly readings, a poetry conference and book fair, and writing sessions/walks.

Upcoming Events

Poets in the Park Festival 2014

Celebrate poetry in the park during this full-weekend poetry festival featuring nationally recognized poets. New and experienced writers will learn poetry techniques through workshops and enjoy readings, performances, book fair and a poetry picnic on Saturday afternoon.

DETAILS
**This event has been postponed until July 19 & 20, 2014.**
Anderson Park

Please check back shortly for more details.
Phone: 425.556.2367

WANTED DEAD OR ALIVE: Celebrating Famous Poets

Celebrate famous poets: E.E. Cummings, Rumi, Emily Dickinson, and Pablo Neruda. Bring your favorite poem by the featured poet to read and discuss.

DETAILS
6:30PM at REDMOND LIBRARY
15990 NE 85th St., Redmond, WA 98052
Free

FEATURED POETS
October 30, 2013: E. E. Cummings
January 29, 2014: Rumi
April 30, 2014: Emily Dickinson
July 30, 2014: Pablo Neruda

SUMMER POETRY WALKS

Find poetic inspiration in natural and urban settings with walks and writing sessions in various Redmond city parks and trails. There will be option time to share and discuss your own poetry from the walks.

DETAILS
6:30pm, Second Wednesdays May to August*
Free

FEATURED PARKS & TRAILS
May 14: Farrel-McWirter Farm Park
June 11: Redmond Central Connector
July 9: Redmond Watershed Preserve
August 13: Sammamish River Trail

*Look for the poetry tent!

About Michael Dylan Welch

Michael Dylan Welch
Michael Dylan Welch is a passionate promoter and teacher of poetry, and widely published in a variety of forms by publishers including W. W. Norton, Tuttle, Writer’s Digest Books, Kodansha, McGraw-Hill, and others. Michael’s poetry is nationally recognized and he operates his own press, Press Here. Locally, Michael supports poetry in Redmond by curating the monthly SoulFood Poetry Night and Redmond Association of Spokenword (RASP) readings. Learn more about Michael on his website: http://www.graceguts.com



Selected Works

Selected Works

Here, There, and Everywhere: Redmond Association of Spokenword Poetry Anthology. (editor and contributor) Redmond, Washington: RASP, 2013.

Close to the Wind: 2013 Haiku North America Conference Anthology. (editor with William Hart) Sammamish, Washington: Press Here, 2013.

With Cherries on Top: 31 Flavors from NaHaiWriMo. (editor; photographer) Sammamish, Washington: Press Here, 2012.

Tidepools: Haiku On Gabriola. (editor and contributor) Gabriola, British Columbia: Pacific-Rim Publishers, 2011.

For a Moment. Pointe Claire, Quebec: King’s Road Press, 2009.

Gingerly. Napanee, Ontario: pawEpress (pawEprint #64), 2003.

The Haijin’s Tweed Coat. (second, expanded edition) Foster City: Press Here, 2000.

Footsteps in the Fog. (editor and contributor) Foster City, California: Press Here, 1994.

Thornewood Poems. Foster City, California: Press Here, 1994.

Fig Newtons: Senryu to Go. (editor and contributor) Foster City, California: Press Here, 1993.

A Vote for Alice. Foster City: Press Here, 1992.

The Haijin’s Tweed Coat. Foster City, California: Press Here, 1990.

Tremors. (earthquake haiku) Foster City, California: Press Here, 1990.

Selected Translations

Furoshiki. (cotranslation with Emiko Miyashita of poems and prose about elegant Japanese gift-wrapping clothes known as furoshiki) Tokyo: PIE Books, 2011.

Bonsai. (cotranslation with Emiko Miyashita of twelve Bashō poems that introduce each seasonal section of photographs) Tokyo: PIE Books, 2011.

Noh. (cotranslation with Emiko Miyashita and David Cobb of Noh play summaries and associated poems) Tokyo: PIE Books, 2010.

100 Poets: Passions of the Imperial Court. (cotranslation with Emiko Miyashita of the Ogura Hyakunin Isshu, as 12th century collection of tanka poems) Tokyo, Japan: PIE Books, 2008.

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