Six extraordinary poetry readings, May to October 
First reading | Sunday May 21 @ 3pm | Tess Gallagher, Alice Derry, and Kathryn Hunt

Hosted by Wilderbee Farm
223 Cook Avenue Extension
Port Townsend, Washington

This summer Wilderbee Farm will host Poetry on the Salish Sea, monthly poetry readings by poets from around the Olympic Peninsula and beyond. Wilderbee will host poets Tess Gallagher, Alice Derry, and Kathryn Hunt for the launch of Poetry on the Salish Sea on Sunday, May 21, 2023 at 3pm in the meadery garden. Our intention is to connect literary arts to the land, as caretakers, farmers, and lovers of the Earth and to celebrate the natural abundance and strong literary arts community in the region. Among the guest poets are Tess Gallagher, Kathleen Flenniken, Laura Da’, Lisbeth White, Arianne True, Peter Pereira, Sharon Carter, Rick Barot, Shin Yu Pai, and Gary Copeland Lilley. This FREE poetry series is sponsored by Wilderbee Farm, Imprint Bookstore, the Port Townsend Arts Commission, and The Production Alliance. The series is curated by Kathryn Hunt. Full event schedule below and at

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Poetry on the Salish Sea 2023

May 21
Tess Gallagher, Alice Derry, and Kathryn Hunt

 June 25
Kathleen Flenniken (Washington State Poet Laureate 2012-2014), Peter Pereira, and T. Clear

 July 23
Arianne True (current Washington State Poet Laureate), Laura Da’, and Lisbeth White

 August 20
Sharon Carter, Sheila Bender, and Samantha Della-DeVoney

 September 10
Sati Mookherjee, Shin Yu Pai, and Caitlin Scarano

 October 1
Gary Copeland Lilley, Rick Barot, and Kate Miller