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September 2019

[Offsite] Nathaniel Mackey & Marty Ehrlich: A Collaborative Performance

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

Join us at Hugo House on Sunday, September 22, at 7:00 p.m., for an evening with Nathaniel Mackey & Marty Ehrlich! Nathaniel Mackey has performed his literary work with multiple jazz groups and experimental musicians in partially orchestrated and spontaneous events. On Sunday, September 22, Nathaniel Mackey will engage in a premiere performance with the woodwind musician, Marty Ehrlich. As a multi-instrumentalist, interpreter and improviser, Ehrlich has performed, toured and recorded with a who’s who of contemporary composers. This event is produced in…

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[Offsite]: Spotlight Poetry with Kenji C. Liu & Ching-In Chen

September 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us at the Hugo House for an evening of poetry with poet and graphic designer Kenji C. Liu and community organizer Ching-In Chen!   Kenji C. Liu is author of Monsters I Have Been (Alice James Books, 2019) and Map of an Onion, national winner of the 2015 Hillary Gravendyk Poetry Prize (Inlandia Institute). His poetry has appeared in American Poetry Review, Poetry Northwest, Gulf Coast, Apogee, and elsewhere, including two chapbooks, Craters: A Field Guide (2017) and You Left Without Your Shoes(2009). An alumnus of Kundiman, VONA/Voices, the Djerassi Resident Artist Program, and the…

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Poetry & Conversation with Anne Lesley Selcer & Amaranth Borsuk

September 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Anne Lesley Selcer is an art writer and a poet in the expanded field. Blank Sign Book is a collection of essays moving though the tensions and potentials between art and politics. Sun Cycle, winner of the Cleveland State University Poetry Center First Poetry Book Prize is out September, 2019. Named for the star that makes vision possible, the book investigates image, power and gender. She is also author of from A Book of Poems on Beauty, winner of the…

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October 2019

Reading with James Arthur, Adèle Barclay, Keetje Kuipers & Shazia Hafiz Ramji

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

Join us for readings by James Arthur, Adèle Barclay, Keetje Kuipers, and Shazia Hafiz Ramji! Canadian-American poet James Arthur is the author of The Suicide’s Son (forthcoming, Véhicule Press 2019) and Charms Against Lightning (Copper Canyon Press, 2012.) His poems have also appeared in The New Yorker, Poetry, The New York Review of Books, The American Poetry Review, The New Republic, and The London Review of Books. He has received the Amy Lowell Travelling Poetry Scholarship, a Hodder Fellowship, a Stegner Fellowship, a Discovery/The Nation Prize, a Fulbright Scholarship to the Seamus…

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Book Launch: The Hardy Tree by Linda Bierds

October 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for the launch of The Hardy Tree by poet Linda Bierds at 7pm on Saturday October 5th!   Linda Bierds’ tenth book of poetry, The Hardy Tree, was published by Copper Canyon Press in 2019.  Her poems have appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies, including The Atlantic, The New Yorker, The Smithsonian, and Poetry. In addition to being awarded a MacArthur Foundation fellowship, Bierds has received the PEN/West Poetry Prize, the Washington State Book Award, the Consuelo Ford Award from…

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Reading with Molly Spencer, Catherine Barnett & Jen Soriano

October 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us for an evening of poetry and prose with Molly Spencer, Catherine Barnett & Jen Soriano on Friday October 11th at 7pm! Molly Spencer’s recent poetry has appeared in Blackbird, FIELD, New England Review, Ploughshares, and Prairie Schooner. Her critical writing has appeared or is forthcoming at Colorado Review, The Georgia Review, Kenyon Review online, and The Rumpus. Her debut poetry collection, If the House, won the 2019 Brittingham Prize judged by Carl Phillips. A second collection, Relic and…

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[Offsite] Poetry of Collective Witness

October 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

This event takes place at the Hugo House on Saturday October 12th at 7 pm!  Please join three Northwest poets with distinct visions of what it means for words to witness. John Sibley Williams, Tina Schumann, and Josh Fomon will read from their new books, each of which testified to unique struggles, be they American culture, history, immigration, or language itself.

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[Class] Reading as a Generative Practice with Molly Spencer

October 13 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Join poet Molly Spencer for a class on Reading as a Generative Practice on October 13th from 4:30 to 6:30 pm. This class is $45 and pre-registration is required. Sign up for your spot here!   “There is no Frigate like a Book / To take us Lands away,” writes Emily Dickinson. “Love reading first,” says Rita Dove, “& the poetry will find its place. Then write, & love the work of writing.”    What if the simple act of reading…

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[Offsite]: SAL Presents Richard Kenney

October 17 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us for a Seattle Arts & Lecture‘s evening of poetry with Richard Kenney Thursday October 17th at 7:30 pm. This event takes place at Seattle Central Community College—Broadway Performance Hall. Richard Kenney, a Pacific Northwest poet, is known for his formally ambitious poetry, which employs intricate and playful verse to comment on science, politics, love, and language. His latest book of poems, Terminator (2019), is his first in ten years. Kenney is the Grace M. Pollock Professor of Creative Writing at…

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Reading with Oliver de la Paz & Su Hwang

October 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us for an evening of poetry with Oliver de la Paz & Su Hwang Friday October 18th at 7 pm! Su Hwang is a recipient of the inaugural Jerome Hill Fellowship in Literature, and her debut poetry collection Bodega is forthcoming with Milkweed Editions. Born in Seoul, Korea, Su was raised in New York then called the Bay Area home before transplanting to the Midwest, where she received her MFA in poetry from the University of Minnesota. She teaches creative writing…

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