1st Annual Poetry Festival (2006) - Artwork & Pictures

2006 Featured Poets

Malcom Kenyon

A retired engineer and teacher, Malcom founded the Manufacturing Engineering Technology Program at officer in the US Navy and did combat service in Vietnam. He has a MA in Latin American History and a BSIE. Malcom lives in Nooksack, WA and teaches ESL at BTC. He has published 6 chapbooks and has 2 more in production. He has also been published in Manzanita Quarterly, Bicycling Magazine and Research Center for the Arts Review. He hangs out at Fantasia Espresso & Tea in Bellingham with the best people even.

Anna Wolff

Born in London, Anna graduated from WWU with a degree in literature and fall. Her
poetry has been published in Jeopardy Magazine and she hosts the Barnes and Nobles Poetry Series every fourth Thursday of the month. 

 Ryler Dustin
22 year old Ryler from Bellingham has read numerous competitive and academic invitational readings across the NW and represented Seattle in the Individual World Poetry Slam Championships. His work will be appearing in Bear Creek Haiku, Klipsun Magazine, Chrysanthemum and Front Range Review. Samples of his poetry maybe viewed at poetrynight.org.


Kat the Unsinkable

Kat the Unsinkable was born near water and raised far from it. Now she’s trying to graduate in June from WWU while playing in too many bands. Sometimes she writes poetry. She thinks you should, too.

Ken Warfel
Kenneth E. Warfel is a wanderer and a searcher. Born in a small town in PA, Clarks Summit, he has had more jobs than the population of many small towns. Going to Alaska in 1958, he settled on his homestead, cleared the land and built a 1600 square for his family of 6. While homesteading, flying as a commercial pilot and flight instructor, working in the college post office and attending the University of Alaska, he was one of the five Alaska’s Flying Poets, reaching out to the high school students around the interior with contemporary poetic works of living poets. Coming to Bellingham in 1970, he fished commercially as a gillnetter around Puget Sound and Bristol Bay, Alaska. Although he has traveled around the country, his poems are more of a state of mind than one of a geographic setting.

Jessica Lohafer
Jessica is a Ferndale High School graduate. She is 19 years old and currently attending Whatcom Community College. She began writing poetry 6 years ago. She is a regular at Fantasia Espresso & Teas’Open Mic Poetry Night, and participates in the occasional Poetry Slam in Bellingham and Vancouver. She hopes to continue to pursue writing and possibly become a teacher.

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