Chris Jarmick (12/14/2015)

Monday, 14 December 2015

Sign-up at 8, show starts at 8:30, Chris is featured around 9:20 J. JARMICK is well known throughout Western Washington as a tireless organizer and host of poetry readings, events, and festivals. He’d like you to know the last Take a Poem From Your Heart second Wednesday poetry reading happens December 9th at Park Place Books in Kirkland which is closing after more than 20 years of being one of the best and biggest new and used bookstores on the Eastside. He hopes lots of people will give the store and 9 year reading series a fond farewell (6:30 to 9 p.m. December 9) Details on the PoetryIsEverything blog forthcoming.

Not Aloud  the brand new poetry collection published September 2015 by MoonPath Press presents ‘some 30 plus years of Christopher J. Jarmick’s  marvelous poetry,’ writes editor/publisher (and poet) Lana Hechtman Ayers.  “Jarmick’s thematic territory is expansive—family, relationships, the art of writing, philosophy, his patented poem starters, and much, much more. His language is musical, approachable, and memorable.  His refreshing turns of phrases stand clichés on their heads: “The clouds/are not metaphors at all./They hide the sky,/they get fat,/sometimes they burst,/but not with tears,/Mr. Tambourine Man,/just with rain.” Full of humor, acute observation, and deep emotion, Not Aloud is a collection you’ll want to return to again and again.”

Not Aloud’s unique cover features original art work by Everett artist-poet Duane Kirby Jensen.
Since 2000 Jarmick has encouraged scores of up and coming writers and poets and curated and hosted over 500 poetry readings including readings for Nick Licata’s Wordsworth series before Seattle city council meetings, a series of readings at Pike Place Market with the support Seattle’s Park and Recreation, and has, in collaboration, created performances blending acrobatics, dance, music and poetry. He currently has a poem on two Rapid Ride King Country buses AND the Rapid Ride Bus Stop at 3rd and Bell in downtown Seattle features his poem and photograph. Jarmick first published a poem when he was 12 years old living in Poughkeepsie, New York.
From 1975 to 1993, Jarmick living in Los Angeles ghost-wrote several screenplays, then worked on several award winning PBS documentaries before working on programs like Hard Copy and Entertainment Tonight.  He moved to Seattle in 1994 writing part-time as he pursued marketing and sales jobs and then became a Financial Advisor for several years.  His poetry has been published by newspapers, magazines, literary journals, in anthologies, and on the internet.