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August 2017

Reading with Ana-Maurine Lara & Claudia F. Savage

August 27, 2017 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Ana-Maurine Lara, Ph.D., is a national award-winning poet and fiction writer. She is author of the fictional works Erzulie’s Skirt (RedBone Press, 2006), When the Sun Once Again Sang to the People (KRK Ediciones, 2011), and Watermarks and Tree Rings (Tanama Press) and the poetry manuscript Kohnjehr Woman  (RedBone Press, 2017). In 2015, she completed the first of her decade-long projects, Cantos, including her original poetry, with music composition by Martin Perna and original artwork by Youmna Chlala. She is an assistant professor at the University of Oregon. Claudia…

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Workshop & Reading with Hoa Nguyen

August 31, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 8:30 pm

“Divination is working with things to release the content and form of a future or fate, sometimes bringing up what we choose upon a conscious impulse, sometimes drawing the sorts by chance to bring a foreign element into action.”–Robert Duncan Workshop: Tarot as Entity Matrix (4:00 – 6:00 pm)* In this workshop we will engage the tarot as a living device or entity matrix to consult as we create. Join internationally renown poet and tarot adept Hoa Nguyen in this 2…

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October 2017

UW Bothell Fall Convergence Reading

October 1, 2017 @ 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, 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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