Ghost Town Poetry Open Mic at Cover to Cover Books featuring Leah Stenson June 14, 2012

hosted by Christopher Luna and Toni Partington
all ages and uncensored since 2004

7pm Thursday, June 14, 2012
and every second Thursday

Cover to Cover Books
6300 NE St. James Rd., Suite 104B
(St. James & Minnehaha)
Vancouver, WA

With our featured reader, Leah Stenson: Leah Stenson serves on the board of Friends of William Stafford, coordinates and hosts the Studio Series Poetry Reading at Stonehenge Studios in Portland, and is a Regional Editor of the upcoming Ooligan Press anthology The Pacific Poetry Project. She worked as an assistant editor in New York City, taught English at a university in Tokyo, and served as Managing Director of the Oregon Peace Institute. Her chapbooks include East/West (William Stafford Institute at Lewis and Clark College, 2005) and Heavenly Body (Finishing Line Press, 2011). Heavenly Body will be available for sale for $12. For more information, visit

Night Train

by Leah Stenson

Daylight surrenders
to interior reflections
in a mottled collage
on the coach window.

My twin gazes back,

flickering as we race

through the fading

Van Gogh landscape.


Picking up speed,

we hurtle headlong

just above the track

verging on derailment.


We slam into darkness.

Plunged into silence,

I tunnel through granite,

pray for starlight.


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