Writers Live: Everett Poetry Night with Steve K. Bertrand & Jeanne-Marie Osterman

Join the Everett Public Library for a celebration of poetry on April 20 at 5pm Pacific. Everett Poetry Night will feature two poets whose work is inspired by their lives and experiences in Everett. 

Steve K. Bertrand and Jeanne-Marie Osterman will talk about poetry and each will read a selection of their Everett-inspired poems.

Steve K. Bertrand is an award-winning poet, historian and photographer. His poems, stories and articles have appeared in numerous publications locally, nationally and internationally. In addition, Steve has had a long career as a teacher/coach in the Everett School District. Steve has been very involved in lectures and poetry readings throughout the Pacific Northwest. The author of over 35 books, Steve lives in Mukilteo.

Jeanne-Marie Osterman was born and raised in Everett. She is the author of There’s a Hum and Shellback. Her poems have appeared in BorderlandsCathexis Northwest45th Parallel MagazineThe Madison ReviewCalifornia Quarterly, and other publications. A finalist for the 2018 Joy Harjo Poetry Award and 2017 Levis Prize in Poetry, she is poetry editor for cagibilit.com, a journal of prose and poetry. 

The daughter of a World War II naval combat veteran remembers her father—from her mid-century childhood in the Pacific Northwest, to his death at age 98—in her collection Shellback.