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! […]

The Magic Of Andrew Michael Roberts

By Danielle Champiet-Coronado One of the things that I love most about the poetry groups at Barnes and Noble is all of the interesting and talented people that I meet each month. From newcomers to regular attendees to the guest poets, their stories and art are so fascinating. September’s guest poet is incredibly accomplished, enormously […]

Drum Circles and Fire Dancers!

Can you imagine two things more perfectly paired than drum circles and fire dancers? I can’t. As with belly dancing, fire dancing was love at first sight; so warm and entrancing. I had heard that there were drum circles in Vancouver and always wanted to go to one, but had no idea where to find […]

91 new volcanoes beneath Antarctica’s ice

By Danielle Champiet-Coronado  91 fantasic reasons to take climate-change seriously. The ice is keeping these volcanoes corked. Escalating climate-change equals melted ice equals no more cork. Earthquakes are traditionally paired with volcanic eruptions. That information can be confirmed on the USGS website. The earthquake just off the coast of Japan was enough to affect the Earth’s figure […]

The Enigmatic A. Molotkov

By Danielle Champiet-Coronado  When I first heard the name, Anatoly Molotkov, it was at the end of the poetry reading that I had attended last month. Our host and coordinator, David Hill, announced that Mr. Molotkov would be reading on August 29th at the Barnes & Noble in Vancouver, WA. A few people were familiar […]