There are poetry events all over Seattle for National Poetry Month, but on Sunday April 17th, there's a great reason to take a trip out to Redmond. It's called Open Studio, and it features a bunch of great people:

Celebrate National Poetry Month through song, contemporary forays into poetic performance and collaborations between sound artists and writers in this event. Curated by Redmond Poet Laureate Shin Yu Pai.

And here are the performers:

  • Jessika Kenney, vocalist/composer, accompanied by Behruz Alavi on Persian ney
  • Sierra Nelson & Rachel Kessler (aka Vis-à-Vis Society), performance artists
  • Alan Chong Lau and Susie Kozawa, poet/visual artist and sound artist/composer
  • Srivani Jade (Srivani Jade Music), singer
  • Levi Fuller (Levi Fuller & the Library), musician/producer
  • Michael Dylan Welch, poet

We're big fans of Pai, the Vis-à-Vis Society, and Fuller in particular. This would make for a great Poetry Month pilgrimage.