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Maureen Kane, The Phoenix Requires Ashes - Poetry!

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Sun, 04/02/2023 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Event address: 
Village Books
1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015

We're kicking off Poetry Month with local poet Maureen Kane! She will be introduced by fellow Bellingham poet, Bliss Goldstein.


The poems in Maureen Kane's collection are an exploration of the human condition through the lens of a mental health therapist. They are about reclaiming and celebrating oneself and one's story in a time of turmoil. 
In her poetry Maureen explores the quest to meet our humanity and uncover resilience. Along the way we grapple with accepting the paradoxes of the human condition and meet allies that accompany us on the journey. 

Maureen Kane lives in Bellingham, WA with her husband. She is a mental health therapist in private practice. Her past work focused on literacy, health care access, aging, homeless youth, and disability. She is a winner of the 2022 Sue C. Boynton Poetry Award and her work has been featured in the "Writing Together, Rising Together People’s Perspective Project". 

Bliss Goldstein has written for The San Francisco Chronicle, The San Jose Mercury News, and is Calyx Journal’s 2022 winner of the Margarita Donnelly Prize for Prose Writing. She taught writing at Western Washington University and co-founded Tangents Magazine at Stanford University. She’s also won two Sue Boynton Poetry Awards.

*Online registration closes one hour prior to the event. Spaces may be available at the door.

The Phoenix Requires Ashes: Poems for the Journey By Maureen Sandra Kane Cover Image
ISBN: 9798986241500
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Gray Matter Press - May 14th, 2022