Chris Jarmick (9/8/2014)

Monday, 8 September

Sign-up at 8, show starts at 8:30, Chris is featured around 9:20 J. JARMICK’s poems and essays have been published widely in literary journals, newspapers, and magazines. His latest collection of poetry is Ignition: Poem Starters, Septolets, Statements and Double Dog Dares (2010), and the limited edition CD: Radio Mysteries: Aural Anxieties (produced by Kevin Gershan and featuring Los Angeles poet Michael C. Ford;) was released in 2009.  It’s likely his next poetry collection will be available in 2015.

Chris curates and hosts several poetry readings throughout the Northwest including the regularly scheduled monthly reading at Park Place Books in Kirkland, Washington. Chris also publishes a monthly up-to-the-minute Northwest Poetry Calendar Blog: PIE; Poetry Is Everything.

Chris was born on the East Coast, (published his first poem when he was 12), moved to Los Angeles and for nearly 20 years wrote screenplays and did script doctor work for several films. He also worked on/produced award winning PBS documentaries, segments for programs like Entertainment Tonight, Hard Copy and others. He re-located to the Seattle area in 1994, continued writing, worked as a financial advisor for 8 years, published a novel – The Glass Cocoon, was a board member of PEN-USA, Washington Poets Association, organized readings for the Seattle City Council, at Pikes Place Market, for Northwest Bookfest, Burning Word, and much much more.   He has 3 daughters, and five step-children and is married to Teresa.