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May 5, 2015 – 9:57 am |

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The editors of Poetry Northwest will produce six audio interviews with poets each year. What we have in mind is fun: we’ll be accompanying the …

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The Subvocal Zoo: Michael Bazzett – Finding the Inner Weird

June 20, 2015 – 8:00 am |

Poetry Northwest‘s monthly podcast series, The Subvocal Zoo, features editors and friends of the magazine interviewing poets. Each episode features lively conversation between writers in a different location.

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Episode 7 features Michael Bazzett in conversation with Justin Boening. Topics of discussion include a review of Michael Bazzett’s book published in the Minneapolis Star Tribune, Minnesotan/Eastern European irony, the etymological opposite of “to remember,” recreating delight, Robert Hass; translating the Popol Vuh, and Mark Strand. Read the full story »

Interview // Sandra Lim

April 27, 2015 – 7:35 am |

By Diana Khoi Nguyen | Contributing Writer
Sandra Lim is the author of two collections of poetry, Loveliest Grotesque (Kore, 2006) and The Wilderness (W.W. Norton, 2014), winner of the 2013 Barnard Women Poets Prize, selected …

Emily Bedard: “Reading Lucie Brock-Broido in Mexico”

April 20, 2015 – 8:00 am | One Comment

Seattle Arts & Lectures is delighted to be partnering with Poetry Northwest to be launching a series of original essays and reflections on some of the speakers in our Poetry Series. This first installation, poet and …

AWP Minneapolis 2015: Photo Essay

April 18, 2015 – 3:48 pm |


Photography by: Aaron Barrell, William Camponovo, Bill Carty, Matthew Kelsey, Katharine Ogle

Interview // Dorothea Lasky

March 9, 2015 – 10:49 am |

By Diana Khoi Nguyen | Contributing Writer
Dorothea Lasky was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri. She earned a BA at Washington University and an MFA at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She has published …

~ New Issue Release Reading ~

February 28, 2015 – 5:33 pm |

Wednesday
March 4
7:30 pm
Phinney Books
7405 Greenwood Ave. N
Featuring local luminaries
Elizabeth Austen, Suzanne Bottelli,
Jessica Gigot, Laura Shoemaker,
and Kary Wayson
free!  come celebrate the new issue
in style…

“Dismal Situations”: Loneliness, Racism, and Knowing the Present Through Verse

February 24, 2015 – 7:18 pm |

By Jack Chelgren | Special Projects Intern and Contributing Writer
 
As a word is
mostly connotation,
 matter is mostly
aura?
 Halo?
(The same loneliness
that separates me
 from what I call
“the world.”)
— Rae Armantrout, “A Resemblance”
 
I.
It’s afternoon not long ago. I’m listening to …

A Celebration of Carolyn Kizer

January 17, 2015 – 12:57 pm |

Sunday, January 18, 2015, 4:00 pm

Poets from across the country come together for a memorial celebration of Pulitzer Prize–winning poet and former Seattleite Carolyn Kizer. Readers include Willis Barnstone, Kevin Craft, Carol Muske-Dukes, Tess Gallagher, Judith Emlyn Johnson, Sierra Nelson, David Rigsbee, Tree …

Interview // Bob Hicok

December 21, 2014 – 8:05 am |

By Diana Khoi Nguyen | Contributing Writer
Bob Hicok was born in 1960 in Michigan and worked for many years in the automotive die industry. A published poet long before he earned his MFA, Hicok is …

Afterwords // Patricia Lockwood: The Hour of Bewilderment

November 6, 2014 – 11:33 am |

By Elizabeth Cooperman and Matthew Kelsey
On July 10, 2014, Patricia Lockwood read at avicheattle’s Elliot Bay Book Company from her most recent book of poems, Motherland Fatherland Homelandsexuals. The room–a book-lined basement annex with a …

Afterwords // Kay Ryan: All Your Flamingos

October 16, 2014 – 8:11 am | One Comment

By Jack Chelgren | Special Projects Intern
 
When Tree Swenson, the executive director of Hugo House, introduced Kay Ryan for a lecture on rhyme last week, she noted the delightful sense of “hidden treasure” lurking in …