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October 2017

UW Bothell Fall Convergence Reading

October 1 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

This annual event, co-sponsored by UW Bothell, features readings by Christian Bök, Jo Cook, and Joe Milutis. About the theme, from UW Bothell: “This Fall Convergence will focus on SPECULATION and its many diverse dimensions. We are in a uniquely speculative moment—speculative fiction, speculative realism, and projective poetry mingle with futurisms of all manners, including speculation on the end of the world as such.  Across the domains of experimental writing and philosophy, the question of whether we can see ourselves in…

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[Cancelled] Reading with Lindsay Hill & Nathaniel Tarn

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

Please note: This event has been cancelled This event features readings by the widely published West Coast poets Lindsay Hill and Nathaniel Tarn. Lindsay Hill was born in San Francisco and graduated from Bard College. Since 1974, he has published six books of poetry, including Contango and The Empty Quarter (both from Singing Horse Press), and his work has appeared in a wide variety of literary journals. Sea of Hooks, his first novel, was published by McPherson & Company in…

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Reading with Julie Carr & Lisa Olstein

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

Join us for readings by Julie Carr and Lisa Olstein! Julie Carr is the author of six books of poetry, most recently 100 Notes on Violence (Ahsahta, 2010), RAG (Omnidawn, 2014), and Think Tank (Solid Objects, 2015). She is also the author of two prose works: Surface Tension: Ruptural Time and the Poetics of Desire in Late Victorian Poetry (Dalkey Archive, 2013) and Objects from a Borrowed Confession (Ahsahta, 2017). With Jeffrey Robinson she is the co-editor of Active Romanticism (University…

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Reading with Robert Wrigley

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

Join us for a reading by celebrated poet Robert Wrigley, whose latest collection, Box, just came out from Penguin! Robert Wrigley is the author of ten collections of poetry, including, in addition to Box (Penguin, 2017), Anatomy of Melancholy & Other Poems (Penguin, 2013), which won a 2014 Pacific Northwest Book Award. His earlier books have been awarded the Kingsley Tufts Award, the San Francisco Poetry Center Book Award, and the Poets’ Prize. A Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the University…

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Reading with CAConrad & Dara Wier

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

We’re thrilled to be hosting a reading by poets CA Conrad (While Standing In Line For Death, Wave Books 2017) and Dara Wier (in the still of the night, Wave Books 2017). CAConrad’s childhood included selling cut flowers along the highway for his mother and helping her shoplift.  The author of 9 books of poetry and essays, the latest is titled While Standing In Line For Death and is forthcoming from Wave Books (September 2017).  He is a Pew Fellow and has…

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Reading with Svetlana Beggs, Paula Cisewski & Matthew Minicucci

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

This event features readings by three incredible poets: Svetlana Beggs, Paula Cisewski, and Matthew Minicucci. Svetlana Beggs’ poetry and fiction have appeared or are forthcoming in Dunes Review, CALYX Journal, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Pleiades, Natural Bridge, Columbia Poetry Review, Cleaver Magazine and elsewhere. She is a recent recipient of a work- study scholarship in poetry to Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference. A native of St. Petersburg, Russia, she lives in Seattle.       Paula Cisewski‘s fourth poetry collection, ​quitter​, won Diode Editions’ 2016…

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Reading with David Biespiel & Wendy Willis

October 29 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

We’re thrilled to be hosting a reading by this dynamic duo of poets! David Biespiel is the author of ten books, most recently The Education of a Young Poet, A Long High Whistle, which received the 2016 Oregon Book Award for General Nonfiction, Charming Gardeners, and The Book of Men and Women, which was chosen one of the Best Books of the Year by the Poetry Foundation and received the 2011 Oregon Book Award for Poetry. He is a contributing writer at The Rumpus, where he writes the Poetry Wire column, as well as to American Poetry…

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