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Christopher Luna performs with Tyler Burba by Nathan Tompkins

Christopher Luna performs with Tyler Burba by Nathan Tompkins

Thursday, January 20, 2011

COASTER CONTEST: Niche and Christopher Luna are seeking poetry submissions of five lines or less

COASTER CONTEST: Seeking poetry submissions of five lines or less

by Carol (for Lekker Entertainment

Niche Wine & Art is embarking on a 'coaster printing spree.' To make the coasters memorable they will be printed with short poems.

Submit your poem of five lines or less prior to February 1. Winners will see their contribution to the written word bandied about the restaurant and beyond.

These special coasters will be produced in a limited edition set exclusively for Niche.

Here are the submission guidelines which are very simple:

Submit no more than 5 lines of poetry (excerpts are okay) via email to Niche poet laureate Christopher Luna.

Include contact information and a one-line bio.

Deadline: Tuesday, February 1, 2011.

Leah Jackson (proprietor of Niche), Toni Partington, and Christopher Luna (resident poet laureate) will choose ten winners from the bevy of submissions. Each winner will receive a set of the coasters and the glory of knowing that their work will be read as someone engages in some serious merriment. Later this year the winners will also be invited to read their winning entries to an adoring crowd at Niche.

If you have never been to Niche, and would like to get a sense of the atmosphere so that your poem can reflect its special ambiance, stop in Wednesday through Saturday for a meal and beverage. "I think you will find that there is no place like it in town.," says judge Christopher Luna.

Niche Wine & Art: 1013 Main Street, Vancouver, Washington 98660.

Right next door to Angst Gallery. Both are just north of the historic Kiggins Theatre, now known as The New Kiggins Theatre (

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