Join us as we celebrate recent poetry collections from local favorites Kay Mullen (Homecoming) and Tim Sherry (Holy Ghost Town). Both poets will read from and sign copies of their work. Join us!
Kay Mullen’s poems have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies. She earned an MFA from the Rainier Writers Workshop, Pacific Lutheran University and is a recipient of a Washington State William Stafford Award. She was a Best of the Net nominee and a multiple Pushcart Prize nominee. Kay teaches poetry skills at Catherine Place, a center for women in Tacoma that fosters lifelong learning and leadership skills. She has offered poetry workshops to various groups including both men and women in prison, and in transition. She says, “Poetry is the way I make sense of the world. I love teaching and energizing others to appreciate the power of poetry.” Her fourth and recent book, Homecoming, speaks of the long journey of coming home to oneself. Kay lives in Tacoma.
Tim Sherry, a long-time high school teacher and principal, earned a B.A. in English from Pacific Lutheran University and an M.A. from the University of Chicago. He has lived in Chicago and for a short time in Europe, has traveled widely throughout the United States, but has always called Tacoma home. Coming late to poetry, since 2002 he has had poems published in Rattle, Crab Creek Review, Cirque, The Broad River Review, and The Raven Chronicles, among others. He has been a Pushcart nominee, had his work recognized in contests and included in anthologies, and in 2010 was an Artsmith Artist resident on Orcas Island where several poems in Holy Ghost Town were born. His first full-length collection, One of Seven Billion, was published by Moonpath Press in 2014. Holy Ghost Town came out from Cirque Press in August of 2019.