Fisher Poets

Didn’t make it to the annual Fisher Poets Gathering last month in Astoria? Went to the gathering but didn’t get enough of the gritty, salty, tar-brushed, hilarious tales from these bards of the commercial fishing fleets?
Join Moe Bowstern for a night of songs and stories, featuring Jon Broderick and Jay Speakman, and Clem Starck!
Jon Broderick plays the guitar and banjo; Jay plays incredible riffs from a leather case full of harmonicas. Both men sing in lovely harmonizing tenors, repurposing well known songs with witty lyrics that tell of mud flats, cannery beauties and skookum trollers, all drawn from their experiences fishing in Maine and Alaska.
Tough guy beat poet Clem Starck, who won the 1995 Oregon Book Award for his first collection, Journeyman's Wages, will also be joining us! Sweetest guy ever, his poems will punch you in the face and then kiss it and make it all better.
This year Moe made a row of white-haired ladies gasp and cover their mouths all at the same time when she related a skipper’s particularly juicy quote in a true story from her years as a deckhand in the Alaskan salmon, cod, halibut, herring and crab fishing fleets. Who knows what tale she will tell?

To find out, come on down to the basement lounge and have some quaffs and laughs! See you there!
21+ only. $5 at the door. Mention you are with meetup and get in for just $3. Reserved seats for the first 15 Anyones.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Forgot to RSVP - but went anyway. Another great JLB event, really enjoyed it.

    1 · March 29, 2013

  • D.A. S.

    Had a good time. Nancy for sure a sign was needed.

    March 29, 2013

  • Nancy

    i was there but it was not obvious where the group was. i asked but did not see a meetup group :) well, next time. i was there with my friend.

    March 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Moe and the 'Fisher Poets' are the best! I was very happy to have been there. Hope to see everybody next time.

    1 · March 28, 2013

  • D.A. S.

    looking forward

    March 28, 2013

  • Julie M.

    Not sure I can get to this, but I know it will be GREAT!

    1 · March 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Attended the last 'Fisher Poets' event. It's a hit, and not to be missed.

    1 · March 25, 2013

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