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Poet Populist Seattle » Poet Pop Events

Poet Pop Events

Recommended, Thursday 6/11

Sunday, May 31st, 2009

One-time candidate Mimi Allin hosts:

SAM Word
A.K. “Mimi” Allin
Thursday, June 11, 2009
8-9 p.m.
Seattle Art Museum Downtown, Entire Building
1300 First Avenue

A.K. “Mimi” Allin, the Poetess at Green Lake, curates poetry-infused “instigations” in SAM’s downtown galleries. This evening features 100 poets on the escalator, in the galleries, at the balconies, draped over the grand staircase, whispering poems, creating impasses, here and there, in various parts of the museum, over the course of an hour. Whispers will be broadcast to the main lobby and heard locally by those wandering the museum. FREE


Saturday, April 4th, 2009

On January 25, at the downtown branch of the Public Library, we held the Inauguration for newly-elected Poet Populist Mike Hickey. Mike read, as did outgoing Poet Populist Cody Walker, and special guests Jack Hirschman (San Francisco Poet Laureate), Ruth Yarrow, A.K. Mimi Allin (and a troupe of 7), Judith Roche, and (pictured) Chelsey Richardson.

Poet Inauguration Sunday 1/25!

Monday, January 19th, 2009

On Sunday, January 25, Mike Hickey will be installed as the city’s 8th Poet Populist at a reading at the Central Library. The reading will feature, besides Hickey, special guest Jack Hirschman, Poet Laureate of San Francisco. Former Seattle Poet Populist Cody Walker will also read, and several of this year’s candidates, including Judith Roche, Ruth Yarrow, Mimi Allin and Chelsey Richardson will make cameos. Program founder and Seattle City Councilmember Nick Licata will give an introduction.

The reading starts at 2:00 pm, at the Central Library, 1000 - 4th Avenue between Madison and Spring streets. ADMISSION IS FREE.

Finalists’ Reading and Party at Hugo House Nov 14

Friday, November 7th, 2008

First off, congratulations to Mike Hickey, poet populist-elect for 2009! (See the results page for the rundown.)

Mike and the other finalists, plus some cameos from other contestants, libations from the bar, and some questions and door prizes from our “Pop Quiz” will all be part of the fun evening. Here are the details:


7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
1634 - 11th AVE

See you there!

Candidate Forum #2, Youngstown 10/27

Sunday, October 19th, 2008

Mark your calendar for Monday October 27 at 7 pm, come to Candidate Forum #2 at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center to hear 7 of our 13 poets:

  • A.K. “Mimi” Allin, Daemond Arrindell, Mike Hickey, Thomas Hubbard, Jared Leising (by proxy), Roseanne Estelle McAleese, and Ruth Yarrow
  • PLUS a special appearance by 2005-2006 Poet Populist Pesha Joyce Gertler
  • And a pop quiz for the candidates! Do they have what it takes to be Poet Populist?

The program is free. Doors are at 6:30 pm, program at 7:00 pm. Youngstown is at 4408 Delridge Way SW in West Seattle. Thanks to Youngstown for jumping in as a supporter of the program and providing the space for the reading!

Poets Getting Over Themselves

Saturday, October 18th, 2008

Mimi Allin organized this project today at Green Lake. What a gorgeous day!

Candidate Forum #1, Hugo House 10/16

Sunday, October 12th, 2008

This Thursday at 7 pm, come to Candidate Forum #1 at the Richard Hugo House to hear 6 of our 13 poets:

  • Elizabeth Austen, Karen Finneyfrock, Tatyana Mishel, Arne Pihl, Chelsey Richardson, and Judith Roche
  • PLUS a special appearance by 2006-2007 Poet Populist Jourdan Imani Keith.
  • And a Q & A with the poets: why are they running? Will they fix the economy, save the viaduct, or have an effect on arts education? (The answers may surprise you!)

The program is free. Doors are at 6:30 pm, program at 7:00 pm. The Hugo House is at 1634 - 11th Ave. on Capitol Hill.

Poet Populist Event: July 17

Saturday, June 7th, 2008

Who: Cody Walker
Date & Time: July 17th, 2008 at 7 p.m.
Place: SoulFood Books in Redmond

Poet Populist Event: May 22

Wednesday, May 7th, 2008

Who: Cody Walker w/student readers
Date & Time: May 22nd, 2008 at 7 p.m.
Place: Benaroya Hall - “Writers in the Schools” program