A young poet reads at Poetry Corners LIVE! 2018

Each April from 1999 to 2018, Arts & Humanities Bainbridge brought the Poetry Corners program to Bainbridge Island. Beginning in 2019, we’ve handed the organization of this program over to a team of passionate community volunteers, although we remain its fiscal sponsor. Poetry Corners is a celebration of National Poetry Month that has for decades provided an opportunity for local poets to share their work with their community. The programs annual competition solicits submissions from poets across Bainbridge Island and Kitsap County; winning selections are put on display in storefronts around Winslow and poets share their work at a live reading event called Poetry Corners LIVE!

The program continues unchanged in 2019. Details of the program and how to submit your poetry to the competition are available here:


Thanks to the great team of volunteers, headed by Island Treasure Nancy Rekow, who are carrying Poetry Corners into the future!

You can experience last year’s poetry selections in audio and visual formats below.


2018 Poetry Corners Poems

A recording of Poetry Corners LIVE! 2018 is available here: