Children young and old are invited to our monthly Winnie the Pooh reading series. This month we welcome Elizabeth Austen to the comfy chair to read from a few of her favorites.
Elizabeth Austen is a former Washington State Poet Laureate. Her collection “Every Dress a Decision” (Blue Begonia Press, 2011) was a finalist for the 2012 Washington State Book Award in poetry. She is also the author of two poetry chapbooks, “The Girl Who Goes Alone” (Floating Bridge Press, 2010) and “Where Currents Meet,” winner of the Toadlily Press Chapbook Award and part of the quartet “Sightline,” published in 2010.
Elizabeth’s poems have been featured on Garrison Keillor’s Writer’s Almanac and online at Verse Daily, the Bellingham Review and DMQ Review. You’ll find Elizabeth’s poems in anthologies including “What to Read in the Rain” and “Poets Against the War” and in literary journals.
She’s performed at venues including Poets House in New York City, The Loft in Minneapolis, the Austin ArtSpark Festival, and locally at the Richard Hugo House Literary Series, Bumbershoot, and the Seattle and Skagit River Poetry Festivals. An audio CD, “skin prayers,” featuring 26 original poems recorded with a live audience in the KUOW studios, is available on her website, www.elizabethausten.org.