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November 2018
Nov
02

[Offsite] Book Launch:The Lachrymose Report by Sierra Nelson

November 2 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

This celebration of Sierra Nelson’s new collection The Lachrymose Report (Poetry Northwest Editions) will take place at Nii Modo Art Gallery, located at 4453 Stone Way North. “Sierra Nelson’s poems are hypotheses of the evanescent world – its evaporations and evasions, its silences and speeches. “All ears, all eyes, all senses at attention,” Nelson examines the tenuous tentacles that connect humans, plants, and animals, that tether us to the past – detailing the surreptitiousness of joy, the necessity of loss, how a…

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Nov
03

MoonPath Press Reading, Curated by Risa Denenberg

November 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

This reading is curated by Risa Denenberg and features MoonPath Press poets Ronda Piszk Broatch, Glenna Cook, Lorraine Ferra, Carol Levin, Alice Derry, Raul Sanchez, Rena Priest, Connie K Walle, and Chris Jarmick. Poet and photographer, Ronda Piszk Broatch is the author of Lake of Fallen Constellations, (MoonPath Press, 2015), Shedding Our Skins, and Some Other Eden, (2005). Seven-time Pushcart Prize nominee, Ronda is the recipient of an Artist Trust GAP Grant, a May Swenson Poetry Award finalist, and former editor…

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Nov
04

Reading with Sarah Bartlett, Chris Tonelli & Lauren Ireland

November 4 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Join us for readings by Sarah Bartlett, Chris Tonelli, and Lauren Ireland! Sarah Bartlett lives in Seattle, WA. Her poetry collection, Sometimes We Walk With Our Nails Is Out, was released in 2016 by Subito Press. She is the author of two chapbooks, My Only Living Relative, published by Phantom Books in 2015, and Freud Blah Blah Blah, published by Rye House Press in 2014. She is also co-author of two collaborative chapbooks. Recent work has appeared in PEN American…

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Nov
09

Ravenna Press Reading

November 9 @ 7:00 pm

This reading features Ravenna Press authors John Burgess, Kayt Hoch, Joannie Stangeland, Thomas Walton, and Deborah Woodard. John Burgess grew up in upstate New York, worked on a survey crew in Montana, taught English in Japan and since 1985 has lived in Seattle, where he works for an insurance company. He’s been a featured poet at bookstores, art galleries and coffee shops throughout the Northwest. Ravenna Press publishes his poetry: Punk Poems (2005), A History of Guns in the Family (2008), Graffito (2011), “by Land…” (2015)…

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Nov
11

[2-Part Workshop] List Poems with Rachel Edelman

November 11 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

The first session of this workshop will take place Sunday, November 11 and the second will take place on Sunday, November 18. Each class is 10:00 a.m. – noon. Workshop Description: Is there anything as mundane, as practical, as deliciously punchy as a list? This two-session class will use the list as a method of integrating everyday observations into our poems. List poems can swing from spare to ornate, from incantatory to utterly rote. We’ll look at examples from Danez Smith,…

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Nov
11

Book Launch: Subjective Geography: A Poet’s Thoughts on Life and Craft by Madeline DeFrees

November 11 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

This reading features poets Sharon Bryan, Laura Jensen, Anne McDuffie, and Jennifer Maier. Subjective Geography presents, in one piece, much of the careful and nuanced thought of one of the finest American poets of the twentieth century, and beyond: she died at the age of ninety-five in 2015. Severe, funny, mischievous, and astoundingly clear, these essays present her thinking on topics ranging from John Berryman’s ghost, to prayer, to the stages of vision and revision, to poetry as a radical…

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Nov
16

Book Launch: UNMANNED by Jessica Rae Bergamino, feat. Rae Gouirand

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

Join us in celebrating the publication of Jessica Rae Bergamino’s debut full-length collection UNMANNED (Noemi Press) with readings by Jessica Rae Bergamino and special guest Rae Gouirand. Jessica Rae Bergamino is the author of UNMANNED, winner of Noemi Press’ 2017 Poetry Prize, as well the chapbooks The Desiring Object or Voyager Two Explains to the Gathering of Stars How She Came to Glow Among Them (Sundress Publications, 2016), The Mermaid, Singing (dancing girl press, 2015), and Blue in All Things: a…

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Nov
17

Reading with Susan Rich, Valerie Wallace & Lisa Wells

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

This reading features tremendous poets Susan Rich, Valerie Wallace, and Lisa Wells. Susan Rich is the author of five books, most recently, Cloud Pharmacy (White Pine Press). She is the winner of the PEN USA Award for Poetry and the Times Literary Supplement Award, London. Her poems have been published in all 50 states including in such journals as the Antioch Review, Harvard Review, Michigan Quarterly Review and Poetry Ireland. Along with Kelli Agodon, she is cofounder of Poets on the Coast, a yearly writing retreat that takes place…

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Nov
30

2018 Jack Straw Writers Reading

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

This reading features 2018 Jack Straw Writers Kamari Bright, Jalayna Carter, Bryan Edenfield, Corbin Louis, and Dujie Tahat. It will be hosted by 2018 Curator Daemond Arrindell. Operating with the belief that everything she creates is intended to foster understanding of self and surroundings, Kamari Bright is a poet whose work heavily reflects those themes. Recently she has been focused on introspection from a personal and societal standpoint, brought on by observations of societal shifts, losses of loved ones, and assimilation pressures.…

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December 2018
Dec
01

Reading with Laura Read, Maya Zeller & Elizabeth Austen

December 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us for a reading featuring poets Laura Read, Maya Zeller, and Elizabeth Austen! Laura Read‘s chapbook The Chewbacca on Hollywood Boulevard Reminds Me of You won the Floating Bridge Chapbook Award in 2010, and her first full-length collection, Instructions for My Mother’s Funeral, was chosen as the winner of the AWP/Donald Hall Prize for Poetry by Dorianne Laux in 2011 and published in 2012 by the University of Pittsburgh Press. Her second collection, Dresses from the Old Country, will be published by BOA in October of 2018.…

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