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Tag: Words’ Worth

Poetry on Buses

November 3rd, 2014

The next time you’re crammed into an overcrowded bus, there may be poetry on board to help pass the time.


Capital Funding, Film & Poetry

July 17th, 2013

Apply for capital funds; hooray for film!; poetry for the head and the heart.


2013 Words’ Worth Curators

January 11th, 2013

Words’ Worth is the Seattle City Council poetry program I began in 1998. I do believe it’s the only program of its kind in the nation, if not the world. Rather than selecting poets myself, I recruit a notable local literary artist or two to curate a number of poets who will read at the […]


Urban Politics #261: Poet Populist & Saving Art in Neighborhoods

September 25th, 2008

Last year, I attended an extraordinary meeting at the Capitol Hill Arts Center (CHAC – recently replaced by Velocity Dance) on the issue of lost arts space on Capitol Hill. The event that triggered the meeting was the sale of a long-time arts bastion there, Odd Fellows Hall, which resulted in many arts and cultural groups losing the inexpensive space that had kept them active, some for decades. Over 200 people jammed into CHAC that night to voice concern and outrage. I later invited the organizers of that CHAC meeting to suggest a remedy. They proposed an arts overlay district. Thus, CODAC was formed by me and Councilmember Sally Clark.