Pictures of Poets

Dean Davis has been a leader in the region’s arts scene for several decades. Next up for the local photographer is an exhibition of his ongoing effort to capture portraits of local poets, along with recordings of each reading their work. Davis was moved to create Pictures of Poets after hearing some of these spoken-word talents perform at the 2017 Spokane Arts Awards, and has continued adding to the collection. While the Boswell Hall Corner Gallery at North Idaho College is open with social distancing and safety protocols in place, there’s also an online component, where viewers can see the images as well as listen to recorded poetry. Among the poets captured by Davis’ lens, viewers may recognize Mark Anderson, M.L. Smoker, Robert Pinsky and Claudia Castro Luna (pictured above, clockwise from top left).

Through March 26; Mon-Thu 10 am-4 pm; Fri 10 am-2:30 pm • Free • North Idaho College, Boswell Hall Corner Gallery • 880 W. Garden Ave., Coeur d’Alene • Online at

— Chey Scott

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