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November 2017
Nov
04

Claudia Castro Luna’s Book Launch & Day of the Dead Celebration

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

Help us ring in Claudia Castro Luna’s new collection of poems Killing Marías (Two Sylvias Press) with a reading and a Day of the Dead celebration. Introductions will be conducted by Gabriella Gutiérrez y Muhs. Early praise for Killing Marías: “Each poem in Killing Marías is addressed to someone named Maria who has been killed in Juárez. Lyric in tradition, they are more love poems than elegies. The poems are full of love, of care, of transnational empathy. This is a book that is unusually moving and…

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Nov
09

Book Launch Reading: Maya Jewell Zeller’s Alchemy for Cells & Other Beasts

November 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

This event, a celebration of the new multi-genre collaboration Alchemy for Cells & Other Beasts (Entre Ríos Press), features readings by poets Maya Jewell Zeller and Ellen Welcker, as well as the screening of a film by Rebecca Starkey.   A Note from the Press: “Entre Ríos Books is proud to announce our fifth book, Alchemy for Cells & Other Beasts by Spokane poet, Maya Jewell Zeller, and Seattle artist Carrie DeBacker. This full-color collaboration charts a course into magical waters, anchoring itself in the frightening…

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Nov
10

[Offsite] Hugo Literary Series: Jericho Brown, Porochista Khakpour & Rachel Kessler

November 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Fred Wildlife Refuge (128 Belmont Ave East) | 21+ | Doors open at 6:30 pm General: $25 | Hugo House member: $20 | Student (with ID): $12 The 2017-2018 Hugo Literary Series coincides with our move to a new and permanent home on the same site where we first opened our doors over 20 years ago. In this same spirit of development and growth, we’ve commissioned new work on themes of real estate—from the pragmatic issues of property value to the more…

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Nov
11

[Offsite] Reading with Vickie Vértiz & Kenji C. Liu at The Alice

November 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

At this event,Vickie Vértiz and Kenji K. Liu will be reading at the Alice Gallery, where their works are featured in the current exhibition, /what are we but lying single surface/, an exhibition of prints, photography, poetry and video. In the exhibit artists-writers-activists-teachers abandon the exclusive, disciplinary lies that mark territories of the visual arts and poetry, exploring themes of identity, place, family, language, collaboration, and self-making in their own terms. Vértiz will also be sharing work from her new book out of U of Arizona…

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Nov
13

[Offsite] SAL Poetry Series: A. E. Stallings

November 13 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Poet and translator A. E. (Alicia) Stallings studied classical Latin and Greek at the University of Georgia and the University of Oxford, and has lived in Athens, Greece, since 1991. Known for her mastery of highly structured forms, her writing mines the classical world and traditional poetic techniques to craft precise and emotional dialogues between the ancient culture of her adopted homeland and contemporary concerns. “Through her technical dexterity and graceful fusion of content and form,” writes the MacArthur Foundation…

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Nov
15

[Offsite] William O’Daly: Book of Twilights by Pablo Neruda

November 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

This Hugo House event is co-presented by Copper Canyon Press. Poet and translator William O’Daly will read from his ninth book of the poetry of Nobel laureate Pablo Neruda, Book of Twilights, published by Copper Canyon Press. Following the reading, O’Daly will give a short talk on the work of translation. Book of Twilights (Crepusculario, 1923) was Neruda’s first book and has never before been published in its entirety in English. Presenting the highly romantic style refined and empowered in his later books, the debut…

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Nov
17

Words to Carry Us: Reading & Writing Poetry on Grief & Illness

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

Join Elizabeth Austen, poet, teacher, and former Washington State poet laureate, and Kari Hilwig, palliative care social worker, for a quiet evening of poetry that explores grief, illness, and spiritual and psychological healing. Elizabeth will read her works and discuss the ways in which poetry has been a path to self-care for those who work with the seriously ill and those who have been affected directly by illness and loss. Bring poetry to share, either your own personal writing or…

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Nov
18

Book Launch Reading for Pimone Triplett’s Supply Chain

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

Join us in celebrating Pimone Triplett’s newly released collection of poems Supply Chain (University of Iowa Press)! Pimone Triplett is the author of Rumor (2009), The Price of Light (2005), and Ruining the Picture (1998). She has been the recipient of the Levis Poetry Prize and the Hazel Hall Poetry Prize. With Daniel Tobin, she is the co-editor of Poet’s Work, Poet’s Play, a collection of essays on craft by Warren Wilson MFA Program professors. Her MFA is from the University of Iowa.

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Nov
19

Sunday After SAL: Discussion on A. E. Stallings

November 19 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

At this event, Open Books Poet-in-Residence Lena Khalaf Tuffaha will lead us in discussing the work and recent SAL performance of renown poet and translator A. E. Stallings. Lena Khalaf Tuffaha  is a poet, writer, and translator. She is the winner of the 2016 Two Sylvias Chapbook Prize for Arab in Newsland, and the author of Water & Salt, a book of poems from Red Hen Press published in April 2017. A. E. Stallings has published three books of poetry: Archaic Smile, which won the Richard…

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Nov
19

Book Launch Reading: Montreux Rotholtz’s Unmark

November 19 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us in celebrating the launch of Montreux Rotholtz’s debut poetry collection Unmark (Burnside Review Press)! Featured readers: Montreux Rotholtz, Lisa Ciccarello, and Sierra Golden. Montreux Rotholtz is the author of Unmark, selected by Mary Szybist as the winner of the 2015 Burnside Review Press Book Award. She holds degrees from the University of Washington and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, and her poems appear in Boston Review, Prelude, jubilat, Lana Turner, Fence, and elsewhere. She lives in Seattle. Lisa Ciccarello is the author of At Night (Black Ocean), as…

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