We’re thrilled to be hosting the book launch for Kevin Craft’s second full-length collection Vagrants & Accidentals (University of Washington Press 2016). This event will include a reading by Kevin Craft, as well as a reading by Portland poet Jessica Johnson. Come join the celebration, hear some beautiful poems, and stick around afterward to get your very own signed copy of Vagrants & Accidentals.
Kevin Craft‘s books include Vagrants & Accidentals (University of Washington Press 2017), Solar Prominence (Cloudbank Books, 2005), and five volumes of the anthology Mare Nostrum, an annual collection of Italian translation and Mediterranean-inspired writing (Writ in Water Press, 2004 – 2009). His poems, reviews, and essays have appeared in such places as Poetry, AGNI, Verse, Ninth Letter, Alaska Quarterly Review, Southwest Review, and West Branch. He lives in Seattle, where he directs both the Written Arts Program at Everett Community College and the University of Washington’s Summer Creative Writing in Rome Program. He is the former editor-in-chief of Poetry Northwest.
Jessica Johnson is a community college instructor in Portland, Oregon, where she lives with her husband and two small children. Her chapbook, In Absolutes We Seek Each Other (New Michigan Press) was a finalist for an Oregon Book Award. She has recent work in 32 Poems and The Account. She’s on Twitter @jjopdx.