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October 2017

[Cancelled] Reading with Lindsay Hill & Nathaniel Tarn

October 6, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 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 (Wave Books, 2017).  He is a Pew Fellow and has also received fellowships from Lannan Foundation, MacDowell…

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Reading with Svetlana Beggs, Paula Cisewski & Matthew Minicucci

October 26, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

This event features readings by three incredible poets: Svetlana Beggs, Paula Cisewski, and Matthew Minicucci. Svetlana Beggs’s 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’s 2016 Book…

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Reading with David Biespiel & Wendy Willis

October 29, 2017 @ 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 as 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…

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November 2017

Reading with Victoria Chang & Kelli Russell Agodon

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

We’re thrilled to be hosting poets Victoria Chang, author of the new collection Barbie Chang (Copper Canyon Press), and Kelli Russell Agodon for what is sure to be a tremendous evening of poetry! Victoria Chang‘s fourth book of poems, Barbie Chang was published by Copper Canyon Press in 2017. The Boss, was published by McSweeney’s and won a PEN Center USA Literary Award and a California Book Award. Her other books are Salvinia Molesta and Circle.  She also edited an anthology, Asian American Poetry: The Next Generation. Her poems have appeared in Kenyon Review, American Poetry…

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February 2018

Reading with Stephanie Burt

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

  We’re thrilled to be hosting a reading by one of today’s most exciting poets and critics, Stephanie Burt! Stephanie Burt, also published under the name Stephen, is the author of the poetry collections Advice from the Lights (Graywolf Press, 2017), Belmont (Graywolf Press, 2013), and Parallel Play (Graywolf Press, 2006). Burt’s books of criticism include The Poem Is You (Harvard Unviersity Press, 2016); Close Calls with Nonsense (Graywolf Press, 2009), which was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award; The Art of the Sonnet (Harvard University Press, 2010); and Popular Music (Center for…

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April 2018

Reading with Zeina Hashem Beck & Chelsea Jennings

April 1 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Join us for readings by Zeina Hashem Beck and Chelsea Jennings! Zeina Hashem Beck is a Lebanese poet. Her second full-length collection, Louder than Hearts, won the 2016 May Sarton New Hampshire Poetry Prize. She’s also the author of two chapbooks: 3arabi Song, winner of the 2016 Rattle Chapbook Prize, and There Was and How Much There Was, a smith|doortop Laureate’s Choice, selected by Carol Ann Duffy. Her first book, To Live in Autumn, won the 2013 Backwaters Prize. Her work has…

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Youth Poetry Open Mic—Welcoming National Poetry Month!

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

Join us for an open mic night! Youth poets will share their work, unapologetically, with Seattle Youth Poet Laureate, Lily Baumgart. This event is free, and open to the public, and for youth writers who’ve read zero, ten, or 100 times before! Come for this celebration of youth voice, and consider sharing your work in honor of National Poetry Month! Learn about the Youth Poet Laureate program from Lily, and paper applications for the this year’s new Seattle Youth Poet…

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