Leah Jackson and Christopher Luna are proud to announce the winners of Niche Wine and Art Bar’s Coaster Poetry Contest. Each of the ten winning poems will be published on a set of limited edition coasters to be used in the bar and available for purchase now. You can buy a complete set for only two dollars.
At 7pm on Wednesday, January 18 we will gather at Niche for a special reading featuring the winning poets. The winners are:
Anni Becker, "a copy of me"
April Bullard, "Ever searching clouds of wispy gray"
Ed Coletti, "haiku"
Carole Doane, "Middle child"
Dene Grigar, "I could cry"
Anne McQuary, "Botanical Suicide"
Daniel Nelson, "Crows"
Jessica Samuelsen, "An Adult Wish"
Erma Schmeckpepper, "the rain falls steadily from grey woolen skies"
Mary L. Slocum, "A Function of Sitting"
Congratulations to our winning coaster poets.
Leah Jackson is a visual artist and the proprietor of both Angst Gallery and Niche Wine and Art Bar. In late 2010, Jackson named Christopher Luna poet laureate for Niche and Angst. Along with the poetry contest, he has organized a series of bilingual readings at Niche which have featured poets reading in Spanish, Chinese, French, Vietnamese, Romanian, and Russian. In early 2012 Luna and Niche will host readings in Czech and Japanese.