Pacific poets to read Saturday at Algona/Pacific Library

Rodgers, McBreen are longtime local artists

  • Thursday, June 21, 2018 2:09pm
  • Life

Pacific residents James Rodgers and Brendan McBreen are featured in a poetry reading Saturday, from 1 to 2 p.m., at the Algona/Pacific Library, 255 Ellingson Road, Pacific.

Rodgers will read from his new book, “They Were Called Records, Kids” (MoonPath Press).

The public is invited.

A prolific poet, Rodgers lives with his very patient wife and two very psychotic cats. While he prefers humor, Rodgers writes all kinds of poetry, with a focus on music, humor, kids, travel, and so much more, along with many song lyrics waiting to have music attached to them. He also created his own humorous style of haiku that he calls haikooky. See his blog at jamesrodgershaikooky.blogspot.com.

Rodgers has three self-published chapbooks, and has had poems published by Prism Magazine, Ha!, Poets of the Kent Canterbury Faire, Fly By Night Press, WPA Members anthology, Wrist, Washington English Journal, and others. He was also the winner of the WPA Charles Proctor Award for Humor in 2005.

Along with poetry, Rodgers is an award-winning photographer, having won multiple prizes in Auburn’s annual photo contest. He has had multiple art shows of his work, provided the black and white images used in Cindy M. Hutchings’ book, “Tree Talk,” and the tulip portion of the collage cover for McBreen’s book, “Cosmic Egg,” both also published by MoonPath Press.

McBreen is a poet and workshop facilitator with Striped Water Poets.

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