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April 2017

[Offsite] SAL Poetry Series: Alice Notley Reading

April 5 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

We’re excited to be providing books for the following event: Alice Notley will be reading as part of the Seattle Arts & Lectures Poetry Series. Awarded the 2015 Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize, one of American literature’s most distinguished honors, Alice Notley has become one of the most highly regarded figures in American poetry. Her newest collection, Certain Magical Acts, sets out to explore the world and its difficulties, from the recent economic crisis and climate change to the sorrow of…

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[Offsite] Literary Series: Anis Mojgani, Kaitlyn Greenidge & Rick Barot

April 7 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

We’re excited to be providing books for the following Hugo House event: The final Lit Series event brings new work based on the theme of “Betrayal.” The night will feature poet Anis Mojgani, a National Book Award nominee and two-time National Poetry Slam Champion; Kaitlyn Greenidge, whose critically acclaimed debut novel, We Love You, Charlie Freeman, was called “terrifically auspicious” by The New York Times; and Tacoma-based poet and former Stegner fellow Rick Barot, whose work Washington state poet laureate Elizabeth…

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Reading with Judith Skillman & Michael Spence

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

Join us for a reading by poets Judith Skillman and Michael Spence! Judith Skillman has published several poetry collections, among them Prisoner of the Swifts (Ahadada Books, 2009), which was a finalist for the Washington State Book Award. Her new book is Kafka’s Shadow, Deerbrook Editions. Skillman’s work has appeared in Prairie Schooner, Seneca Review, Cimarron Review, Shenandoah, Zyzzyva, FIELD, and The Bloomsbury Anthology of Contemporary Jewish American Poets, among others. She was a Jack Straw fellow in poetry for…

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Mount Analogue Erasure Series “Open House”

April 9 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

During store hours on April 9, Mount Analogue founder Colleen Louise Barry and erasure artist Catherine Bresner will be here to talk about their new Erasure Series! Come interact with these one-of-a-kind pieces using specially designed glove boxes, listen to records, and speak with the artists about the processes behind these incredible pieces of art. The ongoing instillation features work by poets Joseph Massey, Catherine Bresner, Jenni B. Baker, Andy McAlpine, and Caroline Crew. These art books will be here on display all…

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[Offsite] Hugo House Ask the Oracle with Jordan Scott, Doug Nufer & Megan Snyder-Camp

April 10 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Hugo House and Hotel Sorrento team up for this monthly divination series hosted by poet Johnny Horton. Come early, write your most burning questions down, and a panel of writers will divine your fate by choosing a random passage from their respective books. Tonight Hugo House is excited to have Jordan Scott, visiting from British Columbia and celebrating the recent publication of Night & Ox (Coach House Books), a long poem that grew out of Jordan’s first months of fatherhood, a time…

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Book Launch: Molly Tenenbaum’s Mytheria

April 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

At this event, we will be celebrating the launch of Molly Tenenbaum’s most recent book Mythera, published by Two Sylvias Press. Come hear some poems and get a signed copy of this new, terrific collection! Molly Tenenbaum is the author of four books of poems: Mytheria (newly out from Two Sylvias Press), The Cupboard Artist (Floating Bridge, 2012), Now (Bear Star Press, 2007), and By a Thread (Van West & Co, 2000). Her recent chapbook/artist book, Exercises to Free the Tongue…

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[Offsite] Word Works: Terrance Hayes

April 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

We’re excited to be providing books for the following Hugo House event: The Craft of Obsession National Book Award-winning poet Terrance Hayes will look at a poem from each of the late poet Lynda Hull’s three books: Ghost Money (1986), Star Ledger (1991), and The Only World (1995). The poems demonstrate the ways a poet can develop themes and strategies from one book to the next. Hull’s poems about music and musicians, in particular, show how a poet can both…

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[Offsite] WordsWest Literary Series, featuring Terrance Hayes & Jane Wong

April 19 @ 7:00 pm

The WordsWest Literary Series takes place at C & P Coffee Co., located at 5612 California Ave. SW. This month’s reading features poets Terrance Hayes and Jane Wong, as well as a “favorite poem” contribution by our very own Billie Swift. WordsWest Literary Series is a monthly series that invites writers, readers, and the West Seattle community to take literary joyrides as passengers and drivers. Every third Wednesday, 7pm, at C & P Coffee Company, WordsWest hosts literary events that range fromreadings by published…

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Book Launch: Jason Whitmarsh’s The Histories

April 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us for reading in celebration of Jason Whitmarsh’s second book, The Histories (Carnegie Mellon Poetry Series, 2017). Jason Whitmarsh earned his B.A. in mathematics from the University of Chicago and an M.F.A. in poetry from the University of Washington. His poems have appeared in many literary journals, including Yale Review, Harvard Review, Ploughshares, and Fence. His book, Tomorrow’s Living Room, won the 2009 May Swenson Poetry Award. He lives in Seattle with his wife and children.

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Reading & Conversation with Katie Ford

April 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for a reading by Katie Ford, followed by a conversation moderated by Molly Spencer. Katie Ford is the author of Deposition, Colosseum, and Blood Lyrics, which was a finalist for the LA Times Book Prize and the Rilke Prize. Colosseum was named among the “Best Books of 2008” by Publishers Weekly and the Virginia Quarterly Review and led to a Lannan Literary Fellowship and the Larry Levis Prize. The New Yorker, The Norton Introduction to Literature, Poetry Magazine, The…

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