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February 2019
Feb
24

Reading with Michele Bombardier, Susan Landgraf & Gary Copeland Lilley

February 24 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Join us for readings by Michele Bombardier, Susan Landgraf, and Gary Copeland Lilley! Michele Bombardier‘s What We Do (Kelsay Press, 2018) has been described by Ellen Bass as “a call to empathy.” Michele’s work has appeared in journals such as Alaska Quarterly Review, Atlanta Review, Artemis, Bellevue Literary Review, Poetry International, Fourth River, Raven Chronicles, Floating Bridge Reveiw and many others. She is the founder of Fishplate Poetry, a social purpose corporation that provides workshops and retreats for poets and…

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March 2019
March
03

Book Launch: Gravity Assist by Martha Silano, feat. Kelli Russell Agodon, Rick Barot & Molly Tenenbaum

March 3 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Join us in celebrating Martha Silano’s new collection of poetry, Gravity Assist (Saturnalia Books)! Additional readers will be Kelli Russell Agodon, Molly Tenenbaum, and Rick Barot. Martha Silano is the author of five books of poetry, including the newly-released Gravity Assist (Saturnalia Books), RecklessLovely, and The Little Office of the Immaculate Conception, also from Saturnalia Books. She co-edited, with Kelli Russell Agodon, The Daily Poet: Day-By-Day Prompts for your Writing Practice. Her work has recently appeared in Poetry, New England Review, and Beloit Poetry Journal, among others. Martha is the…

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March
09

Reading with Kimberly Burwick, Kevin Goodan & Emily Holt

March 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us for readings by poets Kevin Goodan, Kimberly Burwick, and Emily Holt. Kimberly Burwick was born and raised in Massachusetts. Burwick earned her BA in literature from the University of Wisconsin, Madison and her MFA in poetry from Antioch University Los Angeles. She is the author of four collections of poetry: Has No Kinsmen (Red Hen Press, 2006), Horses in the Cathedral, winner of the Robert Dana Prize (Anhinga Press, 2011), Good Night Brother, winner of the Burnside Review Prize, (Burnside Review Press, 2014)…

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March
10

[Class] Interviewing as Inspiration, Research, and Documentation with Paul Nelson

March 10 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of SPLAB (Seattle Poetics LAB) Paul E Nelson discusses American Prophets: Interviews 1994 to 2012, featuring poets Allen Ginsberg, Anne Waldman, Wanda Coleman, Jerome Rothenberg, Nate Mackey, Brenda Hillman and Sam Hamill, and will facilitate an interview exercise. Participants will learn techniques to connect with a guest, quickly develop a rapport and sharpen skills in this under-appreciated art form. Paul E Nelson has conducted over 600 interviews with poets, authors, indigenous leaders and whole systems…

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March
10

Reading with Sierra Golden & Laura Da’

March 10 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Join us for a reading with Laura Da’ and Sierra Golden! Laura Da’ is a poet and public school teacher. A lifetime resident of the Pacific Northwest, Da’ studied creative writing at the University of Washington and The Institute of American Indian Arts. Da’ is Eastern Shawnee. She is a recipient of the Native American Arts and Cultures Fellowship and an Artist Trust Fellowship. Her first book,Tributaries, won the 2016 American Book Award. Her newest book is Instruments of the True Measure, published…

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March
17

Reading with Genève Chao, Wendy Chin-Tanner, Sarah Mangold & Jane Wong

March 17 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Join us for readings by poets Genève Chao, Wendy Chin-Tanner, Sarah Mangold, and Jane Wong! Genève/Geneva Chao is the author of three books of poetry (one of us is wave one of us is shore, a bilingual discours amoureux; Hillary Is Dreaming, a dream journal of the 2016 election; and émigré, a history of emigration and loss in English, French, Guernesais, and Hawaiian pidgin) and several translations. Chao lives in Los Angeles.   Wendy Chin-Tanner is the author of the…

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March
20

[Offsite] WordsWest Literary Series with Catherine Barnett & Renee Simms

March 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

This event will take place at C&P Coffee Co, located at 5612 California Ave. We will be there selling books by both the poet Catherine Barnett and the prose writer Renee Simms. Also, one of our employees will be sharing a “favorite poem” as part of the evening’s festivities!

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March
22

Reading with S. Brook Corfman & Malcolm Friend

March 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us for readings by S. Brook Corfman and Malcolm Friend! S. Brook Corfman is the author of Luxury, Blue Lace, chosen by Richard Siken for the 2018 Autumn House Rising Writer Prize; in a starred review, Publishers Weekly called it “an extraordinary debut…a work of rare beauty and thoughtfulness.” Corfman is also the author of two chapbooks: the limited-edition letterpress Meteorites from DoubleCross Press and the digital collection of performance pieces The Anima from GaussPDF.  sbrookcorfman.com   Malcolm Friend is a poet originally from the Rainier Beach neighborhood…

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March
23

Reading with Catherine Bresner, Sarah A. Chavez & Heather June Gibbons

March 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us for a reading featuring these three terrific poets! Catherine Bresner is the author of the chapbook The Merriam Webster Series and the artist book Everyday Eros (Mount Analogue 2017). Her poetry has appeared in The Offing, Heavy Feather Review, Gulf Coast, Poetry Northwest, Passages North, Verse Daily and elsewhere. Her book, the empty season, won the Diode Editions Book Prize in 2017.  She has been the coordinating editor of the Seattle Review and the publicity assistant for Wave Books. Currently, she is the managing editor for BOAAT Press. You can find more…

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March
24

Reading with Adam Giannelli & Donna Stonecipher

March 24 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Join us for readings by Adam Giannelli and Donna Stonecipher! Adam Giannelli is the author of Tremulous Hinge (University of Iowa Press, 2017), winner of the Iowa Poetry Prize, and the translator of a selection of prose poems by Marosa di Giorgio, Diadem (BOA Editions, 2012). His poems have appeared in the New York Times Magazine, Kenyon Review, New England Review, Ploughshares, FIELD, and elsewhere. He is a doctoral candidate in literature and creative writing at the University of Utah, where is…

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