Poet, teacher and former Washington State poet laureate
I attended the reading tonight at Hugo House and was pleasantly surprised with both your and Erin’s readings. What struck me the most was the interplay of the contrast, your voices were equally vulnerable yet strong. Nice work. I’m looking forward to the High Point event since it’s in my ‘hood.
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Heard your poem this morning on the Writers Almanac. Loved it so much I have printed it to read to a friend this evening. I am delighted to find your work.
Catherine Irwin, Shepherdstown, WV
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Greatly enjoyed reading your opus from front to back as you suggested at C&P Coffee on the 1st. Love your work. Also was glad to see you also know Tim Seibles. Tim and I used to drink coffee together in Norfolk when I was singing with Virginia Opera. He reintroduced me to modern poetry at a couple of his readings and I have been going ever since when time allows. I look forward to reading more of your work as soon as I can find it. Also, being an operatic bass it seems I sing always of death, heartbreak and sadness. I hope you are able to find that funny poem again and again. Life has enough darkness. All the best. Charlie Austin
Wow! Enjoyed your performance at Auburn Ave Theater. Lost myself listening to your voice and your words, I thought I was alone in the room. Thank you so much for sharing your gifts.
This is wonderful to hear – thank you! I was glad to be there.
Elizabeth! Just read an email from Stacey regarding your great news! Congratulations:) It makes me smile to remember you, our friendship and how well things are going. Enjoy. xo Bonnie
Hello Elizabeth Austen, I heard you at the Quimper Fellowship in Port Townsend last night, Jan.30, 2015. I want to take a workshop from you but cannot find your list and schedule. Where do I find a 2015 schedule of nearest workshops?
Hi, Maureen–thanks for your message. My schedule, including workshops, is at http://wapoetlaureate.org/events/.
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