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Chapbook Launch Reading with C. R. Grimmer

February 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us in celebrating the publication of O—(ezekiel’s wife), a chapbook by poet C. R. Grimmer, with readings by the author, Patrick Milian, and Abi Pollokoff!


C. R. Grimmer, who also goes by Chelsea Grimmer and uses she/her and they/them pronouns interchangeably, is a poet, scholar, and lecturer at The University of Washington Seattle and Bothell campuses. Recently, they completed their Ph.D. in Literature and Cultural Studies and were supported by The Simpson Center for the Humanities’ Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fellowship. C. R. created and hosts The Poetry Vlog, has poems in journals such as Poetry Magazine, FENCE Magazine, and [PANK], and has published articles in journals such as The Comparatist. Their book, O—(ezekiel’s wife), is available from GASHER Journal and Press in collaboration with novelist and visual artist, Colleen Burner (for the print edition), and DX artist and scholar Judy Twedt (for the audio edition). Their current scholarly book project, Poetry as Public Scholarship: Activist Poetics in the Time of Social Media, combines research analysis and practitioner discourses to examine the relationships between racial capitalism, popularized poetry, digital humanities’ social engagement, and public scholarship methods.

Patrick Milian is a part of the English faculty at Green River College where he teaches writing and literature. He holds an MFA and PhD from the University of Washington where he was a William Ralph Wayland Fellow and Joff Hanauer Fellow. He is the author of the chapbook Pornographies from Greying Ghost. His poems and essays have appeared in Denver Quarterly, Hayden’s Ferry, the Mid-American Review, and elsewhere, including a poem forthcoming in the April issue of Poetry magazine. His book The Unquiet Country, written in collaboration with the composer Emerson Eads, is under contract with Entre Ríos Books and will be published in 2021.

Abi Pollokoff is a Seattle-based writer and book artist with work previously in FoundryCutBank, Poetry Northwest, Black Warrior Review, and Guernica, among others. A 2019 Hugo House Fellow, she has been the poet in residence for the Seattle Review of Books and The Alice. Currently, she is the events manager for Open Books: A Poem Emporium, the managing editor for Poetry Northwest Editions, and a content director in visual communications. Abi received her MFA from the University of Washington. Find her at abipollokoff.com.


February 29
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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