GHOST TOWN POETRY OPEN MIC
Hosted by Christopher Luna and Toni Lumbrazo Luna
Thursday, September 8
1015 Main Street
Vancouver, WA 98660
Food and libation provided by
Niche Wine Bar, 1013 Main Street
Sound provided by Briz Loan & Guitar: http://briz.us/
LGBTQ-FRIENDLY, ALL AGES, AND UNCENSORED SINCE 2004
Featuring Tiffany Burba and Lori Loranger
Tiffany Burba is a poet and photographer who lives in the Pacific Northwest. She began writing in 2009 as a way to process a very painful relationship. She found that writing was the one way to express all emotions and be completely vulnerable while healing the pain of heartbreak. She is a photographer who likes to capture sunsets, sunflowers, and the New York skyline. She is a mother of two and a grandmother of one.
Meet Me Where I Left You, (Printed Matter Vancouver, August 2016) is her first full-length volume of poetry. Tiffany’s work has also appeared in Ghost Town Poetry, Volume Two (Printed Matter Vancouver, 2014); in the windows of local businesses for Poetry in the Shops in Vancouver, WA; The Poeming Pigeon: Doobie or Not Doobie? (The Poetry Box, 2016); and on C-Tran buses from January – June 2015 for Poetry Moves. Tiffany is a massage therapist and Reiki practitioner who believes in the body’s ability to heal itself. She loves to dance, drink whiskey, and spend time with poets, musicians, and people who enjoy life.
Lori Loranger is a native Washingtonian who practices mediation, tai chi, permaculture and civil disobedience on the Washington side of the Columbia River Gorge, where she’s lived for 35 years. Lori’s poetry appears in both Ghost Town Poetry anthologies (edited by Toni Lumbrazo Luna and Christopher Luna), Visions of Light by Raymond Klein, and The Poeming Pigeon.
Life is Like a Butterfly by Lori Loranger
like butterfly wings
with unseen impact
So delicate and beautiful
Birth and death in every moment
tenderly tasting what
sweetness can be found
than it appears