Examined Life

Examined Life: A Western Washington Poets Network Anthology

This limited edition letterpress publication, edited by Griffith H. Williams, features the work of forty Western Washington poets from the Canadian border to the Columbia River. An additional fifteen poets appear in three Good Word Walking supplements to the anthology. The book was published in early 2024 by East Point West Press on a 113-year-old Chandler & Price 10x15 letterpress.  See website listing.


Examined Life Contributors

Lesia A. Alexander, Lori Bellamy, Barbara Bloom, Terry Busch, Jenn Cavanaugh, Leszek Chudzinski, Terri Cohlene, Linda Conroy, Mary Eliza Crane, Patrick Dixon, chris dusterhoff, Geri Gale, Tami Gatzke, Art Gomez, Gruffydd Hirwallt, Janka Hobbs, David D. Horowitz, Kristine Iredale, Sibyl James, Christopher J. Jarmick, Derick Louis, Eugene Marckx, Jayne Marek, Je t’aime Miller, Dion O’Reilly, Alison Peacock, Emerson Pendleton, Sylvia Bryne Pollack, David Post, Narayan Rajan, Julie Robinett, James Rodgers, Elmo Shade, Bruce C. Stewart, M. Anne Sweet, Craig Thompson, Josie Emmons Turner, Jacqueline Ware, Richard Widerkehr, and Christopher Wright


Good Word Walking Contributors

Luther Allen, Judith Camann, Pamela Hobart Carter, Katherine Derbyshire, Lynn Geri, Alex Gherman, Cindy Hutchings, Mary Ellen Johnson, Taya Sanderson Kesslau, Sean Lafferty, Priscilla Long, Cynthia Pratt, Jenifer Pratt-Walter, C. J. Prince, and Angelica Urquizo


Readings in Western Washington, 2024

June 15, 7:00 p.m. Tsuga Poetry Group, 10101 Main Street, Bothell

June 19, 6:00 p.m. Olympia Poetry Network, 300 5th Ave. SW, Olympia

June 21, 7:00 p.m. Seattle Fair Trade, 6417 Roosevelt Way NE #101, Seattle

June 26, 6:00 p.m. Village Books, 1200 11th St., Bellingham

July 3, 6:30 p.m. Poetry at the Postmark, 20 Auburn Ave., Auburn

July 6, 5:00 p.m. BookTree, 609 Market Street, Kirkland (WWPN general meeting)

July 19, 7:00 p.m. St. John’s Episcopal Church, 7701 Skansie Ave., Gig Harbor

July 29, 5:45 p.m. Everett Poetry Night, 2804 Grand Ave., Everett



East Point West Press

Griffith H. Williams, proprietor

15524 81st Avenue NE

Kenmore, WA 98028-4401

Audience for the Examined Life book release reading at Tsuga Poetry Group in Bothell, June 15, 2024

Griffith H. Williams, editor and publisher