Urban Politics #128: Vote For Seattle’S Poet Populist


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By City Councilmember Nick Licata.

Urban Politics (UP) blends my insights and information on current public policy developments and personal experiences with the intent of helping citizens shape Seattle’s future.

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Vote For Seattle’S Poet Populist

There are ONLY 4 days left for Open 2002 Poet Populist nominations! A number of nominations have already been received and it is a great sign of our local talent pool, but more nominations in order for a handful of poets to “stand out in the crowd.”

Who would you like to represent Seattle as our populist poet this year? Who do you think does great work for our literary community? You could help decide the next Poet Populist with your nomination.

You may make nominations via the website (http://www.poetryfestival.org/populist.shtml), by e-mailing eleven@poetryfestival.org. Please include your own contact info as well as contact info for the poet in case we need to get in touch with them.

For more information on the Poet Populist contact Danika Dinsmore at danika@poetryfestival.org

Poet Populist And The Mariners

It looks like Seattle’s current Poet Populist, Bart Baxter, will be leaving office with a bang… or at least a ball!

Bart Baxter will be throwing the 7:05 PM pitch on Wednesday, April 24, 2002 for the Seattle Mariners at SafeCo Field. Why have a poet throw the first ball?

Because April is National Poetry Month and the Mariners felt it was an opportunity to support the literary community. How many baseball fans will even know that Seattle HAS a Poet Populist? Not nearly as many who will know after April 24th…

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