Wake Up! Speak Out!

Jeanann Verlee, Skagit River Poetry Festival

Jeanann Verlee

Poetry comes up off the page on Thursday May 19, 2016 as spoken word artists take the stage to challenge our notions of what the form is and what it can do.

For the event, “Wake Up! Speak Out!” some of the biggest names in spoken word and slam poetry are on tap.

They include New York City poet Jeanann Verlee, Detroit poets, Jamaal May and Tarfia Faizullah. Seattle slam champs and performing poets Daemond Arrindell and Matt Gano will be on hand to emcee this evening.

Setting the tone for the evening is Bellingham’s American stomp band, Rabbit Wilde. And a wild ride it will be!


Rabbit Wilde