The Sue Boynton Poetry Contest is held annually in Bellingham, Washington, in memory of my amazing grandmother, Sue Boynton (shown here in a picture taken in 1919). She was quite a woman. Taught me a lot. Some of it stuck. And that's a good thing. Here's the latest from the people running the contest: The Sue Boynton Poetry Contest is getting ready for this year’s awards ceremony. I know you're not exactly in the neighborhood, but it we appreciate your support and thought you’d be interested to know the following: --We have a terrific new site for the awards ceremony – the Bellingham Cruise Terminal, 355 Harris Street. Please join us (if possible) as we honor this year’s winners at 7:00pm on Wednesday, May 12. All poems that were submitted to this year’s contest will be on display and the winning poems will be read by their authors. --A handsome book of winning poems from the first five years of the Sue Boynton Poetry Contest (2006-2010) is being compiled and will be available for sale at the awards ceremony and at Village Books. Proceeds from the sale benefit the Contest. --Watch for this year’s winning poems in front of the Bellingham library and on WTA buses starting around mid-summer. --Additional information about the contest is also available at the Whatcom Poetry Series site – http://www.whatcompoetryseries.org/. Judy K. for The 2010 Sue C. Boynton Poetry Contest Committee
Two photos taken today at Desert Botanical Garden with artistic rendering by me. Tomorrow I'll have at least one slide show up. This is an amazing exhibit.