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Summer & Fall 2014: The Social Media Issue – Available Now!

July 3, 2014 – 10:18 am |

Dear Readers, Good news! The  Summer-Fall issue* is now available, and we’re excited to see it debut. We call this one The Social Media Issue. Yes, we’ve decided to devote an entire issue to exploring the ways and means …

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Afterwords // Kay Ryan: All Your Flamingos

October 16, 2014 – 8:11 am |

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 Ryan’s work. That treasure, Swenson said, was rhyme: glowing little ingots of resonance between words. It’s an apt observation. Take these lines from “All Your Horses,” published recently in Poetry:

Say when rain
cannot make
you more wet
or a certain
thought can’t
deepen and yet
you think it again:
you have lost
count. A larger
amount is
no longer a
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In Memory of Carolyn Kizer

October 11, 2014 – 8:45 pm | One Comment

We learn this weekend the sad news that Carolyn Kizer, a founding editor of Poetry Northwest, has passed away.
She touched many lives as a poet, mentor and friend, and we’d like to share with you …

The Subvocal Zoo: Episode 4 – Zach Savich

October 9, 2014 – 8:00 am |

Poetry Northwest‘s monthly podcast series, The Subvocal Zoo, features editors and friends of the magazine interviewing poets during the 2014 Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) Conference in Seattle. Each episode will feature lively …

Afterwords // Notes on Rae Armantrout’s Poem “Thrown”

September 30, 2014 – 8:00 am |

By Scott Condon | Contributing Writer

The title of Rae Armantrout’s poem “Thrown” immediately brings to mind philosopher Martin Heidegger’s notion that human life is thrown into the world. This concept plays a key role in …

Interview // Joanna Klink

September 28, 2014 – 11:57 pm |

By Diana Khoi Nguyen | Contributing Writer
 

Joanna Klink earned an MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and a PhD from The Johns Hopkins University. Her collections of poetry include They Are Sleeping (2000), Circadian (2007), and Raptus (2010). Her new book, Excerpts from a …

Seattle’s Favorite Poems – Thursday, 9/18, 7:30 pm

September 5, 2014 – 1:50 pm |

Seattle’s Favorite Poems with Robert Pinsky – Free Event!
THU, SEP 18, 2014, 7:30 PM Town Hall Seattle
Celebrate beloved poems with other local poetry lovers in this special event, which is free and open to the …

Margin Call – printer’s error in current issue

August 19, 2014 – 12:21 pm |

A Note to Readers & Subscribers:
We recently discovered, after mailing and distribution of the current issue (Volume 9, Number 1 – aka The Social Media Issue) that an uncertain number of copies contain a substantial printer’s …

The Triggering Town Review

August 19, 2014 – 9:14 am |

Please join us with Ed Skoog and friends for a certain-to-be-memorable two-evening run of poetry, music and performance!
Where, Now? The Hugo House Theater in Seattle.
When, You Ask? This weekend only. Friday August 22 and Saturday …

Interview // Cathy Park Hong

June 17, 2014 – 11:15 am |

By Diana Khoi Nguyen | Contributing Writer
Cathy Park Hong‘s first book, Translating Mo’um was published in 2002 by Hanging Loose Press. Her second collection, Dance Dance Revolution, was chosen for the Barnard Women Poets Prize and was published in …

Someone Dies One Day // Julie Larios on Russell Edson

June 9, 2014 – 1:23 pm |

by Julie Larios, Contributing Writer 
“Two cups in a cupboard. Someone looks in, I do not know which cup is which cup. Now someone looking in faints and falls to the floor. Someone on the floor …

Afterwords // Anne Carson for Seattle Arts & Lectures

May 22, 2014 – 1:03 pm |

Two takes on Carson & Friends’ performance Tuesday, May 13 at Town Hall by Jack Chelgren & Cali Kopzcick. Two takes because how many eyeballs did you wish you had that night?

The Maximalist: Anne Carson …