Poetry at the Rainbow Café welcomes Dixon, Jarmick and Sandiego on Monday, June 5

Poetry at the Rainbow Café presents the works of Patrick Dixon and Christopher J. Jarmick and special guest Victor David Sandiego on Monday, June 5.

The program is from 7 to 9 p.m. at the café, 112 E. Main St.

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

About the poets

Dixon, a poet and writer of creative non-fiction and fiction, edits fisherpoetry for National Fisherman magazine.

More of his work can be seen at IntheTote.com, a site Dixon curates that displays the work of the readers at the annual Fisher Poets Gathering in Astoria, Ore., where he has performed for the past 18 years. Dixon edited “Anchored in Deep Water: The FisherPoets Anthology,” a seven-book set of writing, celebrating the commercial fishing industry, published in August 2014.

Dixon writes two blogs: From the Field is about photography, the other is about fishing, life on the water, and really, everything else.

Jarmick, a Seattle-area writer and a former Los Angeles TV producer, curates and hosts monthly poetry readings and special events. He has performed his own poetry at numerous venues – mostly on the West Coast – for many years and has given lectures, been part of writer conference panels and given workshops.

Other kind souls have published several things he’s written (essays, reviews of poems, interviews, stories, editorials) in local and national magazines, newspapers, literary journals and online.

Not Aloud is available from MoonPath Press.

Jarmick is co-owner of BookTree, an independent book store in Kirkland.

Sandiego is the founder and current editor of Subprimal Poetry Art. His work appears in various journals (Cerise Press, Crab Creek Review, Floating Bridge Review, Off The Coast, Generations Literary Journal, Poetry Salzburg Review, The Tishman Review, others) and has been featured on public radio. He lives in the high desert of central Mexico.

The Rainbow Cafe, Striped Water Poets, the NorthWest Renaissance, Auburn Arts Commission, City of Auburn, and King County 4Culture make the program possible.


Sunday June 11, 1-4 p.m.: Cosmic Egg Book Launch Party, 218 St. Helens Ave., Tacoma, WA 98402

Gerald A. McBreen, of the Striped Water Poets and poet laureate for the City of Pacific, hosts a writing workshop from 1 to 2 p.m., followed by readings from MoonPath authors

There will be music, snacks and artwork on display.

It is free and open to the public.