Some Days

When fog settles under cedars and all you remember is moonlight through clouds, on those days when the fire pops you awake and the cat steals your rocking chair, just then you smile for the joy of remembered laughter and friends.


A performance space

We walk up the cold cement steps past the ten foot water level stained by Sandy to the second floor:  A renovated space of artists studios in Redhook with the Statue of Liberty across the waters to visit Flannon’s studio.




At the south end of the building next to a recording studio was this performance space.  It made me long for an audience and my pages of poetry left at home.

On February 17th at 7 PM, I will read two poems at SpeakEasy 10 at the Amadeus Project in Bellingham, Washington, on the opposite coast.  More details to come.

Words and worlds of wonder….

Andrew Shattuck McBride, Writer's Blog

Here’s a wonderful post by Judy Kleinberg (blogger for Sue Boynton Poetry Contest) about the upcoming William Stafford Tribute at Village Books January 17, 2013.

Read the post here.

The event will be emceed by James Bertolino, a fine Pacific Northwest poet himself.

I am honored and grateful to be scheduled to participate.

Blessings to all. Are YOU writing?

Cheers, Andy



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The Poetry Department . . . aka The Boynton Blog

Rachel Mehl - BTVSubmissions to the Sue C. Boynton Poetry Contest don’t open until March 1, but if you’re thinking about sending in a poem, or even if you’re not thinking about it yet, the contest committee is offering a little encouragement: a FREE workshop on Saturday, February 9, 2013, 1-3pm, in the Fireplace Room at the Fairhaven Public Library.

The workshop, Writing Boynton Contest Poems, taught by poet Rachel Mehl, will use examples from past contests and other poems to inspire and encourage submissions to this year’s contest, and to help people understand the contest guidelines. The workshop is open to all ages and all abilities of poets and will focus on writing short, free-verse poems. Participants will come away with a working draft of a poem.

While the workshop is free (donations welcome), pre-registration is strongly encouraged to assure adequate space and materials for all participants. To…

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