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May 2018
May
21

[Offsite] SAL Poetry Series: Aimee Nezhukumatathil

May 21 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Born in 1974 in Chicago to a Filipina mother and Malayali Indian father, Aimee Nezhukumatathil is known for poems that braid three cultures–Filipino, Indian, and American–and for poetry that is bright, accessible, and filled with lush sensory images. She received her B.A. in English and M.F.A. in poetry and creative nonfiction from Ohio State University in Columbus. Poet Naomi Shiab Nye writes, “Aimee Nezhukumatathil’s poems are as ripe, funny and fresh as a precious friendship. They’re the fullness of days,…

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May
24

Charles Burks Redux: Reading and Remembering

May 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Come to this special evening of remembrance for local poet/performer Charlie Burks who passed away in January 2018. Bring a favorite piece of Charlie’s writing to share, or just come to be among friends and colleagues who knew him.

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May
25

Reading with Derrick Weston Brown, Bennie Herron, Bettina Judd, Quenton Baker & Anastacia-Reneé

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

The line-up for this event features stellar poets from near and far! Join us for readings by Derrick Weston Brown, Bennie Herron, Bettina Judd, Quenton Baker, and Anastacia-Reneé. Derrick Weston Brown holds an MFA in creative writing, from American University, and his work has appeared in such literary journals as The Little Patuxent Review, Colorlines, The This Mag, and Vinyl online. He worked as a bookseller and book buyer for a bookstore operated by the nonprofit Teaching for Change; founded The Nine…

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May
26

Reading with Kai Carlson-Wee, Emily Van Kley, Diana Khoi Nguyen & Kathryn Smith

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

At this reading, we’ll hear poems read by two debut poets: Kai Carlson-Wee, celebrating the publication of RAIL (BOA Editions) and Diana Khoi Nguyen, celebrating the publication of Ghost Of (Omnidawn). They will be joined by poets Emily Van Kley and Kathryn Smith, both of whom are also celebrating beautiful new books: The Cold and the Rust (Persea) and BOOK OF EXODUS (Scablands Books). Kai Carlson–Wee is the author of RAIL (BOA Editions, 2018). He has received fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, the Sewanee Writers’ Conference,…

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June 2018
June
02

Even Tonight: Reading June Jordan

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

Even tonight and I need to take a walk and clear my head about this poem about why I can’t go out without changing my clothes my shoes my body posture my gender identity my age my status as a woman alone in the evening/ alone on the streets/alone not being the point/ — June Jordan, from “Poem about My Rights” Join us for a night celebrating June Jordan’s poetry and the release of a new letterpress broadside of “Poem…

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June
03

Becoming Cascadian

June 3 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

At this event, readers will discuss the intersection of Bioregionalism and Poetics, especially as relates to Cascadia.   Andrew Schelling is a poet, translator, and essay writer. He has published twenty books, including seven of translation from India’s early poetry. His own work encounters the rhythms and features of the natural world, as well delving into linguistics. Recent titles are From the Arapaho Songbook and the folkloric study, Tracks Along the Left Coast: Jaime de Angulo & Pacific Coast Culture.…

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June
10

Reading with Sarah Galvin, Dan Hoy, Abraham Smith & Samantha Zighelboim

June 10 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Join us for readings by Sarah Galvin, Dan Hoy, Abraham Smith, and Samantha Zighelboim! Sarah Galvin is a the author of Ugly Time, The Three Einsteins, and The Best Party of our Lives; contributor to The Guardian, Vice Magazine, The Stranger, and City Arts; and also a human bottle rocket. She has an MFA in poetry from the University of Washington. Dan Hoy is the author of The Deathbed Editions (Octopus Books, 2016) and several poetry chapbooks, including The Terraformers, (Third Man Books, 2017) The Tree (Solar Luxuriance, 2016), Omegachurch (Solar Luxuriance, 2010) and Glory Hole (Mal-O-Mar Editions,…

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June
15

“The Pink Tablet: A Feral Opera”: Poems by Ellen Welcker, Music by Madeline McNeill

June 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Poet Ellen Welcker & opera singer Madeline McNeill perform a stripped-down version of their multi-genre exploration of the mutability of borders, bodies, and boundaries real and imagined, based on Welcker’s poems of the same name. “The Pink Tablet Project” was a hybrid art project imagined by Ellen, Madeline, and artist Rebecca Chadwell, and performed live for two nights at Spokane’s Community Minded Television Studio in February, 2018. Ellen Welcker is the author of Ram Hands (Scablands Books, 2016), The Botanical Garden (Astrophil Press, 2010)…

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June
16

Reading with Lindsey Boldt, Steffi Drewes & Paul Ceballos Hlava

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

Join us for readings by Lindsey Boldt, Steffi Drewes, and Paul Ceballos Hlava! Lindsey Boldt is the author of Overboard (Publication Studio) and the chapbooks “Oh My, Hell Yes” (Summer BF Press), “Titties for Lindsey” (OMG), and “<(( ))>” (Couch Press). She is Managing Editor of Nightboat Books, and was previously co-publisher and editor of Summer BF Press and Managing editor of The Post-Apollo Press. She lived in The Bay Area for many years and is now back in the Pacific Northwest where she was born and…

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June
17

“Power And”: A Roundtable Discussion About Why The Powers That Be, Are

June 17 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

*Note: This event is free, but requires you reserve your spot in advance! The Seventh Wave, a 501(c)(3) arts and literary organization that focuses on social issues, is excited to host its first-ever event in Seattle after spending three years nurturing a creative community in Brooklyn. In honor of its upcoming eighth issue, “Power And,” editors from The Seventh Wave will lead a roundtable discussion about the ways in which power dynamics and power shifts shape the way we experience…

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