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On Night Journey, fellow Bellingham poet Linda Conroy says, "...his images are beautifully bound in the natural world...His quiet, unpretentious poems show the many voices of mental illness, likening them to the presence of angels and the sea, and you can’t argue with the sea, inspiring acceptance of human differences."
Richard Widerkehr’s work has appeared in Writer’s Almanac, Crab Creek Review, Atlanta Review, and over 50 others. Night Journey is his fourth book of poems. He won two Hopwood first prizes for poetry at the University of Michigan and first prize for short story at the Pacific Northwest Writers Conference. He has taught writing and later worked as a case manager with the mentally ill.
Gayle Kaune's latest book is Noise From Stars. She has been published widely in literary magazines including Poet and Critic, Crab Creek Review, Seattle Review, Milkweed Editions, South Florida Poetry Review, and Centennial Review. She has won several Washington Poets Awards, a Ben Hur Lampmann award, and has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She has worked as a junior high and high school teacher as well as a psychotherapist. She is a licensed clinical social worker. A co-founder of the Rattlesnake Mountain Writers’ Workshop, she has taught at the Centrum Writer’s Conference. She lives with her husband and a ghost dog outside Port Townsend, Washington.
Barbara Bloom’s latest book is Pulling Down the Heavens. She grew up in California and on a remote coastal homestead in British Columbia, Canada. Her poems have appeared in various literary journals, and three of her poems from her first book, On the Water Meridian, were read by Garrison Keillor on The Writer’s Almanac. She now lives in Bellingham, Washington, with her musician husband, Fred Winterbottom.