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March 2019

[CANCELLED] Reading with S. Brook Corfman & Malcolm Friend

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

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the whims of airlines, this reading has been cancelled. Fortunately, Malcolm Friend will be able to join Saturday night’s reading and we’re hopeful we’ll be able to reschedule S. Brook Corfman in the coming days as well. 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…

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Reading with Catherine Bresner, Sarah A. Chavez, Malcolm Friend & 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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Reading with S. Brook Corfman, Adam Giannelli & Donna Stonecipher

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

Join us for readings by S. Brook Corfman, Adam Giannelli and Donna Stonecipher! 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 Adam Giannelli is the author of Tremulous Hinge (University of…

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Book Launch: All Its Charms by Keetje Kuipers, feat. Erika Meitner & Geffrey Davis

March 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

At this event, we’re celebrating All Its Charms (BOA Editions), the third and latest book by Keetje Kuipers, with readings by Keetje Kuipers, Geffrey Davis, and Erika Meitner. Keetje Kuipers has been a Stegner fellow, a Bread Loaf fellow, and the Margery Davis Boyden Wilderness Writing Resident. A recipient of the Pushcart Prize, her poems, essays, and short stories have appeared in such publications as Tin House, Narrative, Virginia Quarterly Review, Kenyon Review, and Orion, and collected in more than fifteen anthologies, including The…

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April 2019

[Offsite] SAL Poetry Series: Ilya Kaminsky

April 1 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

This event will take place at Seattle Central Community College—Broadway Performance Hall and features the incredible poet Ilya Kaminsky. Ilya Kaminsky is a hard of hearing Russian-Jewish-American poet, critic, translator, and professor, whose latest collection, Deaf Republic (2019), is forthcoming from Graywolf Press.

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Reading with Laura Eve Engel & Bill Carty

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

Join us for readings by poets Laura Eve Engel and Bill Carty! Laura Eve Engel is the author of Things That Go (Octopus Books). The recipient of fellowships from the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center, the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing and the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation, her work can be found in The Awl, Best American Poetry, Boston Review, The Nation, PEN America, Tin House and elsewhere. She’s in a band called The Old Year.   Originally from coastal Maine, Bill…

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Reading with Spencer Reece, Kimberly Kruge & Jeremy Voigt

April 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us for readings by three terrific poets: Spencer Reece, Kimberly Kruge, and Jeremy Voigt! Spencer Reece is the author of The Clerk’s Tale (Farrar Straus and Giroux, 2004), chosen by Louise Glück for the Bakeless Poetry Prize, and The Road to Emmaus (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2014), shortlisted for the National Book Award. He is the national secretary for the Bishop of the Episcopal Church in Madrid, Spain. Kimberly Kruge is a poet and translator based in Mexico. She is the author Ordinary Chaos  (Carnegie Mellon…

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Reading with Nickole Brown & Jessica Jacobs

April 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us for readings by Nickole Brown and Jessica Jacobs! Nickole Brown is the author of Sister, first published in 2007 with a new edition reissued by Sibling Rivalry Press in 2018. Her second book, Fanny Says, came out from BOA Editions and won the Weatherford Award for Appalachian Poetry in 2015. The audiobook of that collection became available in 2017. She is the Editor for the Marie Alexander Poetry Series and teaches at the Sewanee School of Letters MFA Program, the Great Smokies Writing…

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Reading with Rick Barot & David Biespiel

April 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us for readings by Rick Barot and David Biespiel! Rick Barot, poetry editor of NER, has published three volumes of poetry: The Darker Fall (2002), Want (2008), which was a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award and won the 2009 Grub Street Book Prize, and Chord (2015), all published by Sarabande Books. His fourth book of poems, The Galleons, is forthcoming from Milkweed Editions in 2020. He has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Artist Trust of Washington, the Civitella Ranieri, and Stanford…

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[Offsite] WordsWest Literary Series with Ilya Kaminsky & Mark Doty

April 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

This event will take place at C&P Coffee Company.   More details to come!

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