Thursday, August 27th – 7 pm
POETS David Meltzer & Julie Rogers
with Zan Stewart, sax
CD Launch Party
w/guest poets Christopher Luna &
Toni Partington, from Vancouver, WA

CD LAUNCH PARTY! Two Tone Poetry & Jazz David Meltzer & Julie Rogers Zan Stewart on saxophone with special guest poets from afar / long-time friends Christopher Luna (Clark County, WA Poet Laureate) Toni … [Read more...]

Sunday, July 26th – 4:30-6:30 pm
Celebrate Avotcja’s 74th birthday
with Modúpue!

Avotcja—one of our very favorite musicians and culture warriors, and a bona fide jazz legend—kicks off Bird & Beckett's Sunday music series in January every year in performance with her band, Modúpue.  And we were proud to host her here just a … [Read more...]

Sunday, June 21st – 2 pm
A Celebration for
Poet Neeli Cherkovski’s
The Crow & I
with honored guest Diane di Prima

Neeli Cherkovski's newest volume of poetry, The Crow and I (R.L. Crow Publications, 2015) -- following two works from the same publisher: Leaning Against Time (2004, PEN Award winner) and From the Canyon Outward (2009) -- "again opens the window to … [Read more...]

Monday, June 1st – 7-9 pm
Dan Liberthson
+ poetry of David Hallstrom
followed by an open mic

Dan Liberthson crafts poems from his thoughts on family, animals, baseball... all the things that tease his curious mind.  A storyteller as well as a wordsmith, his belief in the power and utility of narrative and language never flags.  He has … [Read more...]

Wednesday, May 20th – 7 pm
Murmurations Reading Series
Poets Tiff Dressen & Nico Peck

Come to the 2nd installment of Murmurations reading series (Avery Burns' occasional series at Bird & Beckett) for an evening of Delphic proportions. What does that mean? Here are two poets wholly engaged with the idea "Know thyself". Each … [Read more...]