annual Kodiak Out Loud Fisher Poets event is on Saturday. Organizer Toby
Sullivan was on KMXT's Talk of the Rock this week, and said that like last
year, this event is more polished than the old Crab Fest open-mic poetry
readings in the bars.
Out Loud 2009 will be at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Gerald C. Wilson
-- (Out Loud 1 25 sec "Well,
I think ... like the library association.")
Loud is being held in conjunction with the Alaska Library Association
convention being held here this weekend.
published writer himself, is the executive director of the Kodiak Maritime
History Museum, which is sponsoring Kodiak Out Loud.
Bowstern is one of the featured poets again this year, and is fresh off an
appearance at the fisher poets event last month in Astoria, Oregon. She said
she appreciates performing in a town like Kodiak, where the audience can relate
to her work better than in communities elsewhere.
-- (Out Loud 2 39 sec "It's
really fun and really ... so many fishing families.")
said since her work is inspired by her own years on fishing boats, it is easily
accessible to others - even if they don't know it at first:
-- (Out Loud 3 25 sec "I
think the stuff ... what we do is literature.")
be six poets at this year's event:
-- (Out Loud 4 1:11 "John
Broderick, who is ... bigger boats lead to, you know.")