Christopher J. Jarmick

15911 67th Lane NE Unit 1
Kenmore, WA 98028
(206) 669-4814

Author's Bio

Owner: BookTree Bookstore in Kirkland, WA. (opened November 2016); Writer, Poet, Journalist who organizes and hosts regularly scheduled readings in the Seattle Area since 2000, workshop teacher, spoken word performer. Books include: The Glass Cocoon (mystery-thriller) Ignition (2010), and Not Aloud (MoonPath Press 2015).

Publications and Prizes

Not Aloud
(MoonPath Press, 2015)
, Not Aloud
(MoonPath Press, 2015)
Between Sleeps the 3:15 experiments 1993-2005
(En Theos Press, 2006)
, Jump Start
(Steel Toe Books, 2009)
, Many Trails to the Summit
(Rose Alley Press, 2010)
, Pontoon #7
(Floating Bridge Press, 2004)
, Randomly Accessed Poetics # 6 Ghost House
(Penhead Press, 2015)
Brutarian, Cambridge Book Review, Chrysanthemum, Daily News Sunday Supplement, George, Kota Press, Magic Realism, Mystery Readers Journal, Page & Spine, Painted Bride Quarterly, Pedestal Magazine, Peeks & Valleys, Poetry Quarterly, Poets West, Randomly Accessed Poetics, Rattle, Raven Chronicles, Tablet, Tamafyhr Mountain Poetry, Writer's Digest
Anacortes Arts Festival
, Barnes and Noble Issaquah, WA
, Barnes and Noble Woodinville, WA (Poets West)
, Burning Word Festival Whidbey Island Greenbank Farms (WPA)
, C and P Coffee West Seattle, Duvall Poetry, Edmonds Bookstore, Epilogue Books in Ballard (Poets West)
, It's About Time Series at Third Place Books Seattle, WA
, Kings Books Tacoma, WA, Madronna Center Guemes Island WA
, Northwest Renaissance Poets at Kent Cantebury Faire
, Penny Cafe Ballard (Poets West)
, Poetry Bridge West Seattle, Red Sky Poetry at the Globe Cafe
, Soulfood Books Redmond, WA, Take a Poem From Your Heart at Bookworm EXchange
, Third Place Books Ravenna Seattle, WA
, Watermark Writers Word and Music, Vaughn WA, Watermark Writers Word and Music, Vaughn WA

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now: 
Golden House by Salman Rushdie
The Lost History of Stars by Dave Boling
A Poet's Glossary by Edward Hirsch
Selected Poems by William Carlos Williams
Umbilical by Michael Spence
Favorite Books: 
Great Gatsby F. Scott Fitzgerald, Collected Poems of William Carlos Williams, The Complete Poems, 1927-1979 by Elizabeth Bishop, Green Eggs and Ham; Horton Hatches the Egg by Dr. Seuss, Zoo Story by Edward Albee, Beyond Good and Evil by Nietzche, Wasteland by T.S. Elliot, Coney Island of the Mind by Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Howl and other Poems and Kaddish by Allan Ginsberg, The Complete Poems of Kenneth Rexroth by Kenneth Rexroth, Tales of Mystery and Imagination by Edgar Allen Poe, Uncle Vanya by Anton Chekhov, Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain, Magister Ludi The Glass Bead Game and Demian by Herman Hesse, Tale of Two Cities, Great Expectations, and Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens, One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Barcia Marquez, The Collected Poems by Theodore Roethke, On Poetry and Craft by Theodore Roethke, A Child’s Garden of Verses by Robert Louis Stevenson, Macbeth, Richard 111, Hamlet, Midsummer’s Night Dream by William Shakespeare, Crime and Punishment & The Idiot by Fyodor Dostevyevsky, La Brava by Elmore Leonard, Farewell My Lovely, The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler, Maltese Falcon, Red Harvest by Dashiel Hammett, Raymond Carver; Collected Stories by Raymond Carver, Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison, Old Man and the Sea and Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway, The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger, War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy, Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman, The Glass Menagarie by Tenessee Williams, American Pastoral, Zuckerman Unbound, Portnoy’s Complaint by Phillip Roth, Cats Cradle, Slaughterhouse Five, Siren’s of Titan, Breakfast of Champion by Kurt Vonnegut Jr., Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson, Wild Iris by Louise Gluck, Dot and the Line, The Phantom Toll Booth by Norton Juster
Favorite Authors: 
Current: Michael Chabon, Patrick Rothfuss, Salman Rushdie, Louise Penny, Amor Towles, George Saunders, John LeCarre, Elmore Leonard, Donald Westlake, David D. Horowitz, Roy S. Seitz, Robert Lashley, Robert Dugoni, Michael Lewis, Jack Gilbert, Jack McCarthy, Richard Wakefield, Peter Ludwin, Brendan McBreen, and on and on and on....

More Information

Listed as: 
Fiction Writer, Poet, Spoken Word Artist
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Born in: 
East Orange
Raised in: 
Poughkeepsie, NY
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Last updated: Sep 15, 2017