Acclaimed island poets join forces

Poetry and prose promise to be twice and nice, as San Juan Island’s Gary Thompson, founding editor of CutBank, and Waldron Island’s Sam Green, Washington state’s first-ever poet laureate, in 2007, join forces to read from their respective new works, Saturday, May 24, at San Juan Island Library.

The event begins at 7 p.m. in the library main salon, with refreshments courtesy of the Friends of the Library.

Author of numerous poetry collections, including “The Grace of Necessity,” a 2008 Washington State Book Award winner, and “Vertebrae: Poems 1978-1994,” Green, born and raised in Washington, is founding editor of Brooding Heron Press, which he runs with his wife, Sally.

Thompson taught in the Creative Writing program at California State University, Chico, for more than two decades before he and his wife, Linda, relocated six years ago to San Juan Island.


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