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June 2018
June
03

Becoming Cascadian

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

At this event, readers will discuss the intersection of Bioregionalism and Poetics, especially as relates to Cascadia.   Andrew Schelling is a poet, translator, and essay writer. He has published twenty books, including seven of translation from India’s early poetry. His own work encounters the rhythms and features of the natural world, as well delving into linguistics. Recent titles are From the Arapaho Songbook and the folkloric study, Tracks Along the Left Coast: Jaime de Angulo & Pacific Coast Culture.…

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June
10

Reading with Sarah Galvin, Dan Hoy, Abraham Smith & Samantha Zighelboim

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

Join us for readings by Sarah Galvin, Dan Hoy, Abraham Smith, and Samantha Zighelboim! Sarah Galvin is a the author of Ugly Time, The Three Einsteins, and The Best Party of our Lives; contributor to The Guardian, Vice Magazine, The Stranger, and City Arts; and also a human bottle rocket. She has an MFA in poetry from the University of Washington. Dan Hoy is the author of The Deathbed Editions (Octopus Books, 2016) and several poetry chapbooks, including The Terraformers, (Third Man Books, 2017) The Tree (Solar Luxuriance, 2016), Omegachurch (Solar Luxuriance, 2010) and Glory Hole (Mal-O-Mar Editions,…

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June
15

“The Pink Tablet: A Feral Opera”: Poems by Ellen Welcker, Music by Madeline McNeill

June 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Poet Ellen Welcker & opera singer Madeline McNeill perform a stripped-down version of their multi-genre exploration of the mutability of borders, bodies, and boundaries real and imagined, based on Welcker’s poems of the same name. “The Pink Tablet Project” was a hybrid art project imagined by Ellen, Madeline, and artist Rebecca Chadwell, and performed live for two nights at Spokane’s Community Minded Television Studio in February, 2018. Ellen Welcker is the author of Ram Hands (Scablands Books, 2016), The Botanical Garden (Astrophil Press, 2010)…

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June
16

Reading with Lindsey Boldt, Steffi Drewes & Paul Ceballos Hlava

June 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us for readings by Lindsey Boldt, Steffi Drewes, and Paul Ceballos Hlava! Lindsey Boldt is the author of Overboard (Publication Studio) and the chapbooks “Oh My, Hell Yes” (Summer BF Press), “Titties for Lindsey” (OMG), and “<(( ))>” (Couch Press). She is Managing Editor of Nightboat Books, and was previously co-publisher and editor of Summer BF Press and Managing editor of The Post-Apollo Press. She lived in The Bay Area for many years and is now back in the Pacific Northwest where she was born and…

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June
17

“Power And”: A Roundtable Discussion About Why The Powers That Be, Are

June 17 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

*Note: This event is free, but requires you reserve your spot in advance! The Seventh Wave, a 501(c)(3) arts and literary organization that focuses on social issues, is excited to host its first-ever event in Seattle after spending three years nurturing a creative community in Brooklyn. In honor of its upcoming eighth issue, “Power And,” editors from The Seventh Wave will lead a roundtable discussion about the ways in which power dynamics and power shifts shape the way we experience…

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June
22

Reading with Alexandra Mattraw & Amber Nelson

June 22 @ 7:00 pm

Join us for readings by Alexandra Mattraw and Amber Nelson! Alexandra Mattraw is a Berkeley poet whose first full-length book, small siren, emerges from Brooklyn’s Cultural Society in spring 2018. Alexandra is also the author of four chapbooks, including flood psalm (2017), published with Dancing Girl Press. Her poems and reviews have appeared in American Letters and Commentary, Denver Review, Fourteen Hills, The Poetry Project, VOLT, The Volta, and elsewhere. In Oakland, she curates an art centric writing and performance series called Lone Glen. Amber Nelson is the author of the book In Anima:…

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June
29

A Storytelling Event Featuring Cave Canem and Kundiman Poets

June 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Jane Wong‘s poems can be found in Best American Poetry 2015, American Poetry Review, Third Coast, jubilat and others. A Kundiman fellow, she is the recipient of a Pushcart Prize and fellowships from the U.S. Fulbright Program, the Fine Arts Work Center, Hedgebrook, and Bread Loaf. She is the author of Overpour (Action Books, 2016) and is an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at Western Washington University. Anastacia-Reneé is Civic Poet of Seattle and former 2015-2017 Poet-in-Residence at Hugo House. She is a hybrid genre writer, workshop facilitator and multivalent performance artist. She is…

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August 2018
Aug
03

Master Class: Poetry and the News with Hilary Plum & Zach Savich

August 3 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

“All this is reportage,” wrote George Oppen. In this master class, we’ll consider how some contemporary poets have used the “all this” of poetry to respond to the news–and to the experience of experiencing the news. How can poetry offer a way of thinking that reflects, counters, and complicates news cycles? What are the ethics of representing “news from elsewhere?” How can poetry both augment and critique other media? The session will include close discussion of poems, in-class writing, and…

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Aug
04

Reading with Margaret Rhee, Cathy Linh Che, Claudia Castro Luna & Shankar Narayan

August 4 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us for readings by Margaret Rhee, Cathy Linh Che, Claudia Castro Luna, and Shankar Narayan! Margaret Rhee is the author of Love, Robot (The Operating System, 2017), and chapbooks Yellow (Tinfish Press, 2013) and Radio Heart; or How Robots Fall Out of Love (Finishing Line Press, 2015). Her project The Kimchi Poetry Machine is exhibited at the Electronic Literature Collection Volume III. Her academic writing has been published in Cinema Journal, Amerasia Journal, and GLQ. Her literary fellowships include Squaw Valley Poets Workshop, Kundiman, and the Kathy…

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Aug
08

Don Mee Choi & Joshua Beckman Interviewed by Amaranth Borsuk

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

At this event, poets Don Mee Choi and Joshua Beckman will be interviewed by Amaranth Borsuk. Joshua Beckman was born in New Haven, Connecticut. He is the author of a number of books, including The Lives of the Poems and Three Talks (Wave Books, 2018), The Inside of an Apple, Take It, Shake, Your Time Has Come, and two collaborations with Matthew Rohrer: Nice Hat. Thanks. and Adventures While Preaching the Gospel of Beauty. He is editor-in-chief at Wave Books and has translated numerous works of poetry and prose, including Poker by Tomaž Šalamun, which was…

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