Palmer, Ash to perform at Auburn's Poetry at The Station Bistro

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Poetry at The Station Bistro presents the works of Carl Palmer and David Ash on Monday, Feb. 4.

The program is from 7-9 p.m. at the Bistro, 110 Second St. SW, No. 125, one block south of West Main Street, on the east side of the Auburn Transit Center.

Coffee and conversation follow readings. It is an open mic opportunity. The public is invited.

About the poets

Palmer is a retired FAA electronics technician. He wrote technical manuals and reports. Now he brings that experience to poetry. He has written five chapbooks. Among them, "Telling Stories & Memory Moments". He is published in Anthologies and was nominated for three Pushcart Prizes in poetry and the Micro Award in Flash Fiction. Palmer has been a board member of the Puget Sound Poetry Connection, president of the Tacoma Writers Club and a member of Striped Water Poets. He lives in Tacoma with his wife.

Ash is the publisher and poet behind the Haiku for Life series, Basho Press ( He first learned about haiku in sixth grade and his undergraduate degree in English literature from Georgetown University focused on 20th century poets such as E.E. Cummings and T.S. Eliot. Ash later earned a masters in liturgical music from Santa Clara University. He has been a clerk, secretary, teleprompter typist, financial para-planner, proposal writer, newspaper columnist, ad rep, newsletter editor and art gallery owner. He was also a music and/or liturgy director at various Catholic parishes for 17 years and is still a composer and hymn writer. He is an unabashed punster, and it shows in his haiku. Ash's first book of haiku was published when he was almost the age that Basho was when he died. He lives in Mukilteo with his wife and son.


LINKS: Presented by The Station Bistro:

Northwest Renaissance, and Auburn Striped Water Poets.

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