Last Tuesdays Poetry; September 25, 2018

by Danielle Champiet-Coronado We are a world immersed in poetry. From our first nursery rhymes to the music we bathe ourselves in daily; poetry surrounds us constantly. Even the books we love so much have splashes of poetry throughout to make the emotions stronger and the story more tangible. Steinbeck, Hemingway, even Stephen King all […]

Last Tuesdays Poetry; August 28, 2018

    by Danielle Champiet-Coronado Greatness isn’t achieved without a few follies and this poetry event was no exception to either. At first I thought that we were being punked by Gilbert & Sullivan or that Rod Serling would poke his head out from behind the stacks and say “gotcha!” Such was not the case. […]

Run The Red Lights by Ed Skoog

by Danielle Champiet-Coronado Ever have a conversation with a book? Not a self-help book, but a real book. I never have – until now. My typical relationship with a book is to immerse myself in the story. So fun to do! Just cuddle up in my favorite reading spot with a giant cup of coffee […]

The Divine Ms. Alicia’s Divinity School

by Danielle Champiet-Coronado   Book lovers were treated to a double-pleasure this past April 24th at the Barnes and Noble bookstore in Vancouver, WA. The first was a reading of a children’s book accompanied by the largest xylophones I have ever seen. The second was the divine Ms. Alicia Jo Rabins reading selections from her […]

The Poetry of Impermanence, Mindfulness, and Joy

by Danielle Champiet-Coronado Two of my favorite things about the Last Tuesday poetry group are getting to meet the authors and the unpredictability of the events. They’re always chock full of surprises, from side-splitting humor to incredible poetry and everything in between. March was no exception for us. It started with a near last-minute change […]

Guilt in our Pockets: Poems from South India

by Danielle Champiet-Coronado   Braving the winter chill and the rain, I found a friendly face waiting in the Starbucks café at Barnes and Noble. It was Tuesday, the last Tuesday, and soon poets and poetry lovers would be gathering for the open mic session that evening. Fortune favors the bold and it certainly did! […]