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Local teacher publishes two poetry books in one year


Last updated 12/6/2019 at 12:54pm

Steve Bertrand first got serious about poetry at the University of Washington in 1978. He started with slam poetry competitions and small contests nationally and internationally.

Now, he has published over 27 books. His latest poetry book is filled with a wide array of poems from 1978 to 2019. When the book totaled over 1,000 pages, he decided to split it in half.

“I don’t even want to look at 1,000 pages,” Bertrand said. “I tried to cut it right down the middle.”

The first 450 pages went to a book titled “Paleolithica,” he said. It was published April 13. Nearly eight months...

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