GRIFFIN BAY BOOKSTORE & THE SAN JUAN ISLAND LIBRARY ARE PRESENTING LOCAL POET
DAVID MARK JENKINS
A Journey Through the San Juan Islands Sculpture Park
WEDNESDAY JUNE 21, 7:00 PM
San Juan Island Library
1010 Guard Street
Griffin Bay Bookstore and the San Juan Island Library are proud to sponsor an evening of poetry with David Mark Jenkins at the Library on Wednesday, June 21, 7:00 p.m. Come and meander through the Sculpture Park with David Jenkins as he reads from his book, Thought Catching. All proceeds from the sale of the book will be donated to the Sculpture Park, a non-profit organization.
"Did you like the poetry?" asks the questionnaire at the San Juan Islands Sculpture Park. Eighty-seven percent responded "Yes!” including these two expressive responses:
“I liked the poems very much . . . My seven-year-old couldn't get enough.” --Bainbridge Island visitor
“Yes!! D. M. Jenkins rocks." --Twin Falls, ID visitor
The 56 poems featured throughout the park are by San Juan Islander, David Mark Jenkins, and they now appear in Thought Catching: A Journey through the San Juan Islands Sculpture Park.
The poems, written over several decades, are epigrammatic. Brief, well turned, pointed and witty, they reflect Jenkins' abiding interest in nature, science, and children.
About the Author
David Mark Jenkins was born in San Francisco just after Pearl Harbor, and grew up amidst the ponds, museums, and tea gardens of Golden Gate Park. He has a Masters in Zoology from the University of Louisville, and retired from the Smithsonian Institution as Associate Director of the National Zoo. His poetry has appeared in many magazines, including the Austin Chronicle, Pegasus, and California Quarterly.