Join us for live readings by two incredible poets: Jenny Johnson and JM Miller.
Jenny Johnson is the author of In Full Velvet, published by Sarabande Books in 2017. Her honors include a 2015 Whiting Award and a 2016-17 Hodder Fellowship at Princeton University. She has also received awards and scholarships from the Blue Mountain Center, Bread Loaf Writer’s Conference, and Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. She received her MFA from the Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College. Her poems have appeared in the New England Review, Troubling the Line: Trans and Genderqueer Poetry and Poetics, Waxwing, and elsewhere. She teaches at the University of Pittsburgh and at the Rainier Writing Workshop, Pacific Lutheran University’s low-residency MFA program.
JM Miller is a poet, essayist, instructor, and trans-identified person who lives on a small organic farm on Vashon Island, WA. They won the Grand Prize for the Eco Arts Awards in 2014 and was a finalist for2013 poetry contest. They have one chapbook, “Primitive Elegy” (alice blue books) and a brand new full-length collection Wilderness Lessons (FutureCycle Press, 2016). JM directs poetry studies at the University of Washington in Tacoma and teaches at Richard Hugo House. Their work explores eco-justice poetry and hybrid essays as healing arts, the environmental imagination, queer radicalism, and the artist as activist. JM’s work can be found at Poecology, , CURA, Cimarron Review, Columbia Poetry Review, Written River: A Journal of Eco-Poetics, Five Fingers Review and others.