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Ghost Town Poetry Open Mic Featuring Laura LeHew & R.R. Seitz

February 9 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Ghost Town Poetry Open Mic
Featuring Laura LeHew and R.R. Seitz

Hosted by Christopher Luna and Toni Partington
of Printed Matter Vancouver

7 pm
Thursday, February 9

Open mic sign up begins at 6:30 and closes at 7

Food and libation provided by Niche Wine Bar, 1013 Main Street

Sound provided by Briz Loan & Guitar: http://briz.us/



Featuring Laura LeHew and R.R. Seitz
co-hosts of Poetry for the People
at Tsunami Books in Eugene, OR

Laura LeHew’s collections include Becoming (Another New Calligraphy), Willingly Would I Burn, (MoonPath Press), It’s Always Night, It Always Rains, (Winterhawk Press) and Beauty (Tiger’s Eye Press). Laura received her MFA from CCA. She edits a small press called Uttered Chaos (utteredchaos.org). Laura always thought she’d be an astronaut. For more information, visit lauralehew.com.

R.R. Seitz writes from the place of decisions made by an eighteen-year-old that carry forward, day-by-day, to the present. His 2006 book Right Here Right Now is in its third printing and made its way to odd places outside the U.S., including Southeast Asia. He has been featured around at various readings throughout the Northwest for 15 years. And yes, it is true, he has no letters behind his name.


by Laura LeHew

He brings me poison
words tormented love separation
a withered bouquet woven
with absinth wormwood
abandonment boredom regret
starry anemones delicate asphodels prickly
burdock the seeming happy amethyst and canary carnations
screaming antipathy and disdain
an untranslatable orange lily
whispering hatred against a pale vase
vain dream-like clusters of hydrangeas
jealous lemon hyacinths lost
in the sorrow of their vivid violet sisters
a forsaken single blood red tulip—the perfect suitor
nestled among fragrant creamy tuberoses
insinuating dangerous


February 9
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Christopher Luna


Angst Gallery
1015 Main St
Vancouver, WA 98660
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