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September 2019
Sept
14

[Offsite] Children of Grass: B.A. Van Sise’s Portrait of American Poetry

September 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us at the Richard Hugo House as we celebrate the release of Children of Grass, a collection of stunning and surprising portraits of contemporary poets taken by photographer B.A. Van Sise. Poets Rae Armantrout and Joshua Marie Wilkinson will read their work, and photographer B.A. Van Sise will discuss the book.   With this fascinating synthesis of word and image, internationally renowned photographer B.A. Van Sise offers a visually stimulating anthology that will enchant lovers of both poetry and photography. At times whimsical, surreal, challenging, enigmatic,…

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Sept
19

[Offsite]: &Now Festival of Innovative Writing: September 19-22

September 19

We’re excited to be the onsite bookseller for &Now 2019 at The University of Washington, Bothell Campus. The Festival runs from September 19th to the 22nd. Check out the festival schedule for a detailed list of events! &NOW is a bi-annual festival of fiction, poetry, and staged play readings; literary rituals, performance pieces (digital, sound, and otherwise), electronic and multimedia projects; and inter-genre literary work of all kinds, including criti-fictional presentations and creatively critical papers. We particularly encourage pieces that…

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Sept
19

[Offsite] SAL Presents: Naomi Shihab Nye

September 19 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Join us at SAL for an evening of Poetry with Naomi Shihab Nye! This event takes place at Town Hall Seattle.   Nye is the recipient of four Pushcart prizes, the Voertman Poetry Prize, the Paterson Poetry Prize, the Isabel Gardner Poetry Award, the Jane Addams Children’s Book Award, the NSK Neustadt Prize for Children’s Literature, and the Robert Creeley Award. She has written more than ten poetry collections, three novels, and has appeared in numerous anthologies. Her full-length collections of poetry…

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Sept
20

Book Launch Reading: Tina Schumann’s Praising the Paradox with Jill McCabe Johnson and Kay Mullen

September 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us in celebrating the launch of Tina Schumann’s latest collection of poetry, Praising the Paradox (Red Hen Press) with readings by the author and special guests Jill McCabe Johnson and Kay Mullen.   Tina Schumann is the author of three poetry collections, “As If” (Parlor City 2010) which was awarded the Stephen Dunn Poetry Prize, “Requiem. A Patrimony of Fugues” (Diode Editions, 2016) and “Praising the Paradox” (Red Hen Press, 2019). Her work has been a finalist in the National Poetry Series, Four Way Books Intro…

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Sept
21

Reading with Francesca Bell & Brian Laidlaw

September 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us for readings by Francesca Bell and Brian Laidlaw! Francesca Bell’s poems and translations appear in many journals, including ELLE, Massachusetts Review, New Ohio Review, North American Review, Prairie Schooner, and Rattle. She is the former poetry editor of River Styx and the author of Bright Stain (Red Hen Press, 2019).     Brian Laidlaw is a poet-songwriter whose previous books include THE STUNTMAN (Milkweed Editions, 2015) and THE MIRRORMAKER (Milkweed Editions, 2018), each of which was released with a companion album of original music; a…

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Sept
26

[Offsite]: Spotlight Poetry with Kenji C. Liu & Ching-In Chen

September 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us at the Hugo House for an evening of poetry with poet and graphic designer Kenji C. Liu and community organizer Ching-In Chen!   Kenji C. Liu is author of Monsters I Have Been (Alice James Books, 2019) and Map of an Onion, national winner of the 2015 Hillary Gravendyk Poetry Prize (Inlandia Institute). His poetry has appeared in American Poetry Review, Poetry Northwest, Gulf Coast, Apogee, and elsewhere, including two chapbooks, Craters: A Field Guide (2017) and You Left Without Your Shoes(2009). An alumnus of Kundiman, VONA/Voices, the Djerassi Resident Artist Program, and the…

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Sept
27

Poetry & Conversation with Anne Lesley Selcer & Amaranth Borsuk

September 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Anne Lesley Selcer is an art writer and a poet in the expanded field. Blank Sign Book is a collection of essays moving though the tensions and potentials between art and politics. Sun Cycle, winner of the Cleveland State University Poetry Center First Poetry Book Prize is out September, 2019. Named for the star that makes vision possible, the book investigates image, power and gender. She is also author of from A Book of Poems on Beauty, winner of the…

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October 2019
Oct
02

Reading with James Arthur, Adèle Barclay, Keetje Kuipers & Shazia Hafiz Ramji

October 2 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us for readings by James Arthur, Adèle Barclay, Keetje Kuipers, and Shazia Hafiz Ramji!

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Oct
25

Book Launch: The Grief of a Happy Life by Christopher Howell

October 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us for the launch of The Grief of a Happy Life by poet Christopher Howell at 7pm on Friday October 25th!   Born in Portland, Oregon, Christopher Howell is author of a dozen poetry collections, including Love’s Last Number, Gaze, and Dreamless and Possible: Poems New and Selected. He has received numerous honors, including the Washington State Book Award, fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Artist Trust, and three Pushcart Prizes. A military journalist during the Vietnam War, he has been for…

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November 2019
Nov
01

Reading with Scott Cairns

November 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us for a reading with Scott Cairns Friday October 25th at 7pm!   Scott Cairns is the author of nine books of poetry, including Idiot Psalms, Slow Pilgrim: The Collected Poems, and his latest, Anaphora: New Poems. His writing has appeared in The Atlantic, The Paris Review, The New Republic, Poetry, and elsewhere, and has been anthologized in Best Spiritual Writing and Best American Spiritual Writing. Besides writing poetry, Cairns has also written a spiritual memoir, Short Trip to…

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