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September 2017
Sept
23

[Offsite] Book Launch: E. J. Koh’s A Lesser Love

September 23, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

We’re excited to be a part of this book launch for E. J. Koh’s debut collection A Lesser Love, winner of 2016 Pleiades Press Editors Prize! The event will take place at Hugo House and feature several readers (TBA). E. J. Koh‘s poems, ​translations​, and stories have appeared in World Literature Today, Boston Review, TriQuarterly, Southeast Review, Columbia Review, Berkeley Poetry Review, SWARM, and others. She accepted fellowships at Kundiman, The MacDowell Colony, Napa Valley Writers’ Conference, Vermont Studio Center, and the Jack Straw Writers…

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Sept
30

Launch Party for Hailey Higdon’s Rural (Drop Leaf Press)

September 30, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us to celebrate the launch of Hailey Higdon’s chapbook Rural (Drop Leaf Press), featuring readings by the author, Sarah Heady, and Tanya Holtland! Hailey Higdon is originally from Nashville. She is the author of several poetry chapbooks including, The State In Which (above/ground), Packing (Bloof Books), How to Grow Almost Everything (Agnes Fox), Yes & What Happens (Dusie Kollektiv), and A Wild Permanence (forthcoming from Dancing Girl Press). Her recent interview with Joanne Kyger appeared at Queen Mobs Teahouse shortly before her death in March 2017. Rural is an impossible book. Drop Leaf Press is bravely making it…

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October 2017
Oct
28

Reading with Bruce Beasley

October 28, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

At this event, Bruce Beasley will read from his new collection of poems, All Soul Parts Returned (BOA Editions). Bruce Beasley is a professor of English at Western Washington University and the author of eight collections of poems, most recently the brand-new All Soul Parts Returned from BOA Editions. His previous books have won three national competitions: the Colorado Prize (selected by Charles Wright) for Summer Mystagogia; the Ohio State University Press/The Journal Prize for The Creation; and the University of Georgia Press Contemporary Poetry Series Award for Lord Brain. Beasley…

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November 2017
Nov
03

Book Launch Reading: Aaron Shurin’s Flowers & Sky

November 3, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us in celebrating the launch of Aaron Shurin’s new book Flowers & Sky: Two Talks (Entre Ríos Books). This reading will feature Aaron Shurin and a special guest, poet Alex Vigue. Flowers & Sky: Two Talks brings together two lectures and a suite of unpublished poems. These intimate talks use Shurin’s own work to illustrate the power and practice of image-making at the deepest level. Like other Entre Ríos books, this collection ships with an audio download of the poet reading the…

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Nov
04

Claudia Castro Luna’s Book Launch & Day of the Dead Celebration

November 4, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Help us ring in Claudia Castro Luna’s new collection of poems Killing Marías (Two Sylvias Press) with a reading and a Day of the Dead celebration. Introductions will be conducted by Gabriella Gutiérrez y Muhs. Early praise for Killing Marías: “Each poem in Killing Marías is addressed to someone named Maria who has been killed in Juárez. Lyric in tradition, they are more love poems than elegies. The poems are full of love, of care, of transnational empathy. This is a book that is unusually moving and…

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Nov
09

Book Launch Reading: Maya Jewell Zeller’s Alchemy for Cells & Other Beasts

November 9, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

This event, a celebration of the new multi-genre collaboration Alchemy for Cells & Other Beasts (Entre Ríos Press), features readings by poets Maya Jewell Zeller and Ellen Welcker, as well as the screening of a film by Rebecca Starkey.   A Note from the Press: “Entre Ríos Books is proud to announce our fifth book, Alchemy for Cells & Other Beasts by Spokane poet, Maya Jewell Zeller, and Seattle artist Carrie DeBacker. This full-color collaboration charts a course into magical waters, anchoring itself in the frightening…

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Nov
18

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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Nov
19

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
Jan
31

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
Feb
17

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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