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Summer & Fall 2014: The Social Media Issue

July 3, 2014 – 10:18 am |

 Dear Readers,  Have you been wondering about our new issue? Never fear! We’ve been working diligently to bring you the latest and greatest in poetry and art. Our Summer issue* will soon be available, and …

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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 2007 by W.W. Norton. Her third book of poems, Engine Empire, was published in Spring 2012 by W.W. Norton. Hong is also the recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship, a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship and the New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship. Her poems have been published in A Public Space, Poetry, Paris Review, Conjunctions, McSweeney’s, APR, Harvard Review, Boston Review, The Nation, and other journals. She is an Associate Professor at Sarah Lawrence College and is regular faculty at the Queens MFA program in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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When did you begin to write?

I started to write in high school, but really sporadically, almost as a dare to myself to see if I could do it.  I never considered writing as a passion I could pursue—if you told me then I was going to be a poet, I would have laughed.

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Someone Dies One Day // Julie Larios on Russell Edson

June 9, 2014 – 1:23 pm | One Comment

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 …

Seattle’s Favorite Poems – Deadline to Submit Extended to 5/31

May 14, 2014 – 10:00 am |

What’s your favorite poem? Share your favorite poem and you could be selected to read it onstage with Robert Pinsky, 39th Poet Laureate of the United States, at the Seattle’s Favorite Poems event at Town Hall …

The Subvocal Zoo: Episode 1 – Dan Beachy-Quick

April 30, 2014 – 9:14 am |

We’re very pleased to introduce Poetry Northwest‘s new audio podcast series, The Subvocal Zoo. This first series will feature editors and friends of the magazine interviewing poets during the 2014 Association of Writers and Writing …

Afterwords // Achoo! Local Feminist Readings Combine Poetry and Activism

April 24, 2014 – 12:00 pm |
Afterwords // Achoo! Local Feminist Readings Combine Poetry and Activism

by Jack Chelgren and Cali Kopczick, Contributing Writers


Last Wednesday night, a small crowd settled onto the red velvet couches of the Rendezvous for Allergic to Cats, a feminist reading series combining poetry and activism. This installment featured poets Elaina Ellis and Jade Sylvan (both with books out from Write Bloody Publishing), and a presentation by Ane Mathieson and Easton Branam, local advocates for prostitutes and prostitution survivors.

Afterwords: AWP 2014 // Panel Summary: Turning Your Thesis Into a Book

March 23, 2014 – 10:26 pm | 2 Comments

by Mark Neely, Contributing Writer
At this year’s AWP conference, I was on a panel called From Thesis to Book: The Stretch Run, along with the authors of a novel (Celeste Ng), a poetry collection (Marcus …

Afterwords: AWP 2014 // Superlatives

March 10, 2014 – 8:00 am |

by Rich Smith, Contributing Writer
For all the general debauchery, hedonism, hooliganism, missed drinks, missed sleep, frowns above triple digit bar tabs, poetrybomb readings, skipped panels, hangovers, retroactive hangovers, I still managed to read, hear, and …

Afterwords: AWP 2014 // Beaker Full of Sarah Shotwell

March 9, 2014 – 9:25 am |

by Sarah Shotwell, Contributing Writer
On Sunday afternoon at SeaTac Airport, I stood in line to board a rickety little plane half-full of writers bound for Los Angeles. It was all too easy to spot them: …

Poetry Northwest // AWP Seattle 2014

March 7, 2014 – 5:10 pm |

Poetry Northwest is proud to be a sponsor of the AWP Conference in Seattle, February 26 – March 1, 2014.
Find us at the Book Fair (South Hall, Table BB40), along with students and faculty of the Everett Community College …

A Late Winter Reading List: Poet Diana Khoi Nguyen Curls Up with Prose

February 21, 2014 – 9:48 pm |

Greetings, poets + persons of poetic constitution. It’s me, Diana Khoi Nguyen. As a peddler + dabbler/dribbler/lover of poetry, and as earthling, I’ve always wondered about what others (like me and not like me) are reading. As …