Category Archives: Art in Our Bellingham

The 12th Street Bridge, Fairhaven

A Depression-era bridge finished in 1932, so few years after the birth years of my Dad and Mom (not that long ago, then). Its stanchions serve as canvas for taggers. The tags don’t last, are painted over by the community’s … Continue reading

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“Forgetfulness” featured on the Boynton Blog!

My merit award winning poem “Forgetfulness” is featured on the Boynton Blog. Read it here. I am very grateful to the Boynton Committee and to this year’s judges. Hey, how’s YOUR writing coming along? Cheers, Andy

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Traveling Diorama Along Lower Whatcom Creek

“Our simplest wisdom is to follow the sea-bright salmon home.” ~ ~ unattributed with lines from JB I On a ramble down lower Whatcom Creek, I’m showing a favorite place to a friend, and this sharing is a fine thing. … Continue reading

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Triage

“Triage” is under consideration elsewhere. I hope to repost the poem at some point after it is published. Andrew Shattuck McBride PaPoWriMo ~ 2012 *Day Twenty-Four Poem* October 23, 2012

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Traveling Diorama with Bus, Bus Station, and Kinetic Sculpture

The rain has settled in, and I’m getting soaked as I wait at a crowded bus stop for the bus that will take me downtown to work. On the bus, it’s close quarters, and odors normally mitigated by distance close … Continue reading

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Riding the Bus with Poets (WTA #866 ~ 2012) ~ 2

This is my second installment of “Riding the Bus with Poets.” As I wrote in an earlier post, Whatcom Transit Authority partners with the Sue C. Boynton Poetry Contest to display Walk Award and Merit Award winning poems each year. … Continue reading

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Riding the Bus with Poets (WTA #628 ~ 2012) ~ 1

Whatcom Transit Authority partners with the Sue C. Boynton Poetry Contest to display Merit Award winning poems each year. WTA buses feature placards of selected poems on the inside of each bus; currently some buses have 2-3 placards — a … Continue reading

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Why I Write

Voice Dad delighted in telling his KMC audiences that the Hawaiians called that place “The Voices of the Birds” and that it was now called— unromantically—“Kilauea Military Camp.” Dad told Hawaiian stories there on Tuesday and Saturday nights. I grew … Continue reading

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Ways of Forgetting

A variation of “Ways of Forgetting” is under consideration elsewhere. Andrew Shattuck McBride September 27, 2012 PaPoWriMo ~ 2012 *Day Four Poem*

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Kuntz and Company interview!

I am honored to be featured in a Question and Answer interview with Kuntz and Company posted today. I thoroughly enjoyed being interviewed by Branden M. Griffith about Phrasings in Word and Dance and artistic collaboration. Read the interview here. … Continue reading

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