The poets participating in Voracious' Producing Poetry reading last night at the Columbia City Farmers Market were allowed to stray from the subject of food, so postal routes and superheroes were mentioned.
Still, most of the poems shared with the many market-goers who plopped down alongside South Edmunds Street for impromptu picnics concerned the bounty the shoppers had just browsed. Here, a video peek at the local poets who participated in our final salute to the region's fruits, vegetables and the farmers who grow them. But the clips come with a caveat: These snippets are short. Check out this week's food section for our contributors' poems in their entirety.
David D. Horowitz
Horowitz founded and manages Rose Alley Press. His latest poetry collections are Sky Above the Temple; Stars Beyond the Battlesmoke and Wildfire, Candleflame.
Jarmick curates and hosts two local monthly poetry readings.
Michael Dylan Welch
Welch is vice president of the Haiku Society of America and instigator of National Haiku Writing Month.
Spiers is Vashon Island's poet laureate. Her son, Wiley Frank, runs Little Uncle with his wife, PK.
Palmer is a native of Martinsville, Va.
Gerald A. McBreen
McBreen is the coordinator of The Striped Water Poets, and poet laureate of Pacific City.