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November 2017

Book Launch Reading for Pimone Triplett’s Supply Chain

November 18, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us in celebrating Pimone Triplett’s newly released collection of poems Supply Chain (University of Iowa Press)! Pimone Triplett is the author of Rumor (2009), The Price of Light (2005), and Ruining the Picture (1998). She has been the recipient of the Levis Poetry Prize and the Hazel Hall Poetry Prize. With Daniel Tobin, she is the co-editor of Poet’s Work, Poet’s Play, a collection of essays on craft by Warren Wilson MFA Program professors. Her MFA is from the University of Iowa.

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Book Launch Reading: Montreux Rotholtz’s Unmark

November 19, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us in celebrating the launch of Montreux Rotholtz’s debut poetry collection Unmark (Burnside Review Press)! Featured readers: Montreux Rotholtz, Lisa Ciccarello, and Sierra Golden. Montreux Rotholtz is the author of Unmark, selected by Mary Szybist as the winner of the 2015 Burnside Review Press Book Award. She holds degrees from the University of Washington and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, and her poems appear in Boston Review, Prelude, jubilat, Lana Turner, Fence, and elsewhere. She lives in Seattle. Lisa Ciccarello is the author of At Night (Black Ocean), as…

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January 2018

Book Launch Reading for Nancy Huang’s Favorite Daughter

January 31 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Nancy Huang, coming all the way from New Hampshire, is celebrating the recent publication of her first book Favorite Daughter (Write Bloody Publishing), and she’ll be joined by terrific Pacific Northwest poets Cathy Linh Che, Paul Hlava, and Christopher Rose. Nancy Huang (黄洁) is a queer Chinese-American poet. She is a winner of the 2016 Write Bloody Poetry contest, an Andrew Julius Gutow Academy of American Poets Prize, a James F. Parker Award in Poetry, a 2015 YoungArts Finalist prize, and more. She has received fellowships…

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February 2018

Chapbook Launch Reading for Xandria Phillips’s Reasons for Smoking

February 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

We’re giddy to be hosting this reading in celebration of Xandria Phillips’s newly released chapbook Reasons for Smoking (The Seattle Review / Paper Hammer), chosen by Claudia Rankine as the winner of the 2016 Seattle Review Chapbook Contest. Joining Xandria Phillips for the evening will be Quenton Baker and Sarah Maria Medina. Quenton Baker is a poet and educator from Seattle. His current focus is anti-blackness and the afterlife of slavery. His work has appeared in Jubilat, Vinyl, Apogee, Pinwheel, Poetry Northwest,…

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October 2018

Book Launch Reading for Obtuse Diary, Deborah Woodard’s translation of Amelia Rosselli

October 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Please join translator Deborah Woodard for the book launch of her newest Amelia Rosselli translation, Obtuse Diary (Entre Ríos Books, 2018). Obtuse Diary is a collection of “rational” prose experiments by one of Italy’s most distinctive post-modern poets. These three early texts (1954-1968) by Amelia Rosselli reveal an “unintentional unity” through juxtapositions of form, languages, and syntactic structure. Neither a diary nor an autobiography, the texts are deeply personal, awkward and startling. “The three texts reveal that experimenting in prose…

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Book Launch Reading with Rae Armantrout & Graham Foust

October 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

At this event, we’re celebrating new books by Rae Armantrout and Graham Foust. Come out to hear incredible poems from these two highly anticipated collections! Rae Armantrout’s most recent books, Versed, Money Shot, Just Saying, Itself, Partly: New and Selected Poems, and Entanglements, (a chapbook selection of poems in conversation with physics), were published by Wesleyan University Press. In 2010 her book Versed won the Pulitzer Prize in Poetry and The National Book Critics Circle Award. Her poems have appeared…

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Book Launch Reading: Mia Ayumi Malhotra’s Isako Isako

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

Join us in celebrating the publication of Mia Ayumi Malhotra’s debut collection, Isako Isako, winner of the 2017 Alice James Award. Part memoir and part family mythology, Isako Isako traces the lives of four generations of Japanese and Japanese American women to explore the chilling legacy of cultural trauma—internment, mass displacement, and rampant racism—in the United States. “By turns delicate and anguished, the poems ask how one can recover—and recover from—experiences that are not one’s own. Donning an ancestor’s kimono a single time, Malhotra…

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November 2018

[Offsite] Book Launch:The Lachrymose Report by Sierra Nelson

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

This celebration of Sierra Nelson’s new collection The Lachrymose Report (Poetry Northwest Editions) will take place at Nii Modo Art Gallery, located at 4453 Stone Way North. “Sierra Nelson’s poems are hypotheses of the evanescent world – its evaporations and evasions, its silences and speeches. “All ears, all eyes, all senses at attention,” Nelson examines the tenuous tentacles that connect humans, plants, and animals, that tether us to the past – detailing the surreptitiousness of joy, the necessity of loss, how a…

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Book Launch: Subjective Geography: A Poet’s Thoughts on Life and Craft by Madeline DeFrees

November 11 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

This reading features poets Sharon Bryan, Laura Jensen, Anne McDuffie, and Jennifer Maier. Subjective Geography presents, in one piece, much of the careful and nuanced thought of one of the finest American poets of the twentieth century, and beyond: she died at the age of ninety-five in 2015. Severe, funny, mischievous, and astoundingly clear, these essays present her thinking on topics ranging from John Berryman’s ghost, to prayer, to the stages of vision and revision, to poetry as a radical…

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Book Launch: UNMANNED by Jessica Rae Bergamino, feat. Rae Gouirand

November 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us in celebrating the publication of Jessica Rae Bergamino’s debut full-length collection UNMANNED (Noemi Press) with readings by Jessica Rae Bergamino and special guest Rae Gouirand. Jessica Rae Bergamino is the author of UNMANNED, winner of Noemi Press’ 2017 Poetry Prize, as well the chapbooks The Desiring Object or Voyager Two Explains to the Gathering of Stars How She Came to Glow Among Them (Sundress Publications, 2016), The Mermaid, Singing (dancing girl press, 2015), and Blue in All Things: a…

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