Dick Bakken

Order a copy of Dick Bakken’s upcoming collection The Whiskey Epiphanies
, due out by Sept. 1st. This is a rare chance to see the work of one of the country’s outstanding poet/performers. As Barbara Drake, poet-in-residence at Lewis & Clark College, put it: “Imagine a medieval mummer reincarnated as the male lead in a 1940’s Hollywood musical done in the vocal rhythms of 1950’s beat poetry and you may have an inkling of the character of Dick Bakken’s poetry performances. His work combines an innocent optimism with the frank style
of street theater, a combination which seems not at all unlikely once you have seen his polished presentation.”

Order before the book is released and include the term BAKKEN in the coupon space, and save 20% plus shipping. Total would be $13.60.

Following is Dick’s reading/signing tour for the Fall, 2014:


Sep 14 Sun 2:00 pm, Avenue 50 Bluebird Series, 131 N. Avenue 50, Los Angeles, CA 90042, in Highland Park, (323) 258-1435, (hosted by Jessica Ceballos).

Sep 16 Tue 8:10 pm, Coffee Cartel, 1820 S. Catalina Ave, #102, Redondo Beach, CA 90277,
(310) 316-6554, (hosted by Larry Collker and Jim Doane).

Sep 21 Sun 12:00 pm, Petaluma Poetry Walk (reading with Jack & Adele Foley), Riverview Art Gallery, 132 Petaluma Blvd. N., CA.

Sep 27 Sat 12–4:30 pm, The 19th Annual Watershed Environmental Poetry Festival, Civic Center Park, Berkeley CA, at Berkeley Farmers’ Market, with Anne Waldman and others.

Date-time mid-Oct TBA, Last Word Books, 111 Cherry St NE, Olympia, WA 98501, (360) 786-9673.

Mid-Nov Date-time TBA, Garfield Book Company at PLU, 208 Garfield St. S., Tacoma, WA 98444, (253) 535-7668. Bakken is a 1963 graduate, English prof 1965-66, at alma mater Pacific Lutheran University.

Nov 23 Sun 3:00 pm, Bookworks, 4022 Rio Grande Blvd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87107, (505) 344-8139.

May 22 Fri 2015, Phoenix Poetry Series, {9} Gallery, 1229 Grand Ave., Phx., with Ken Boe.

Date-time TBA 2015, Cinco Puntos Press reading + Tumblewords workshop, El Paso, TX.

Date-time TBA, 2015, Writers on the Edge, Nye Beach Writers Series, Newport Visual Arts Center, 777 NW Beach Drive, Newport, OR 97365, (hosted by Suzanne Burns).