Join us for readings by Woogee Bae, Chelsea Grimmer, Abi Pollokoff, and Katelyn Oppegard!
Woogee Bae is an MFA candidate at the University of Washington Bothell’s Creative Writing and Poetics program. Her work has appeared in P-QUEUE, Peach Mag, Small Po[r]tions, and elsewhere.
C. R. Grimmer (they/she) is a poet, scholar, and lecturer at the UW in Seattle and Bothell with an MFA, MA, and PhC. They host and produce The Poetry Vlog (TPV). Supported through an Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fellowship and Jack Straw Artist Support Fellowship, TPV is a social justice YouTube channel and podcast dedicated to building queer and anti-racist coalitions through poetry, higher education, pop culture, and related arts dialogues. C.’s own poems have appeared or are forthcoming in a variety of journals, from POETRY and [PANK] to FENCE and Drunken Boat. Scholarship on contemporary queer and race theory can be found in journals such as The Comparatist. The Harlan Hahn Disability Studies Fellowship partially funded the completion of their manuscript, The Lyme Letters, which has been a finalist with presses such as Alice James Books. For more info or to reach out, visit crgrimmer.com.
Katelyn Oppegard is a graduate of UW Bothell’s MFA in Creative Writing & Poetics. She is poet who forgets. And questions. All that is certain is that she lives in a van with her dog. Everything else is flux, including her poetry which circles through ephemeral forms and gnaws in the belief that the present does not exist. For now, you can find her parked in Seattle.
Abi Pollokoff is a Seattle-based writer and book artist with work previously in CutBank, Poetry Northwest, The Spectacle, and Black Warrior Review, among others. She has been the poet in residence for the Seattle Review of Books and The Alice. A former reader for the Seattle Review and editor in chief of the Tulane Review, she won the 2012 Anselle M. Larson/Academy of American Poets prize for Tulane University. 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. Her MFA is from the University of Washington. Find her at abipollokoff.com.