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Fall & Winter 2013-2014

December 20, 2013 – 1:04 pm |

The Winter 2013-2014 issue is now available and burning up newsstands around the globe, with new poems by Michael Collier, Jessica Fisher, James Hoch, Nate Klug, Kate Lebo, J.W. Marshall, Suzanne Paola, Hannah Sanghee Park, Oliver …

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Seattle’s Favorite Poems

April 1, 2014 – 10:00 am | One Comment

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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 on Sept. 18.

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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 …

Afterwords // Pay Attention: Bob Hicok These Days

February 21, 2014 – 10:15 am |

by Jack Chelgren
Special Projects Intern
Midway through his reading on Thursday night, part of the Seattle Arts & Lectures 2013-14 Poetry Series, Bob Hicok glanced up at the audience. “Do you really want me to do …

Amy Glynn: “This Is Your Captain Speaking – Mary Jo Salter’s Nothing by Design

February 7, 2014 – 1:49 pm |
Amy Glynn: “This Is Your Captain Speaking – Mary Jo Salter’s <i>Nothing by Design </i>“

Nothing by Design
Mary Jo Salter
Knopf, 2013

Twenty years ago, Mary Jo Salter published Sunday Skaters, a very fine collection of poems that touches on themes and ideas that longtime readers would be likely to recognize as …

Modernity Explains Unfortunate Events // Heather Altfeld

December 16, 2013 – 2:19 pm | One Comment

Modernity Explains Unfortunate Events:  The Poetics of a Would-be Anthropologist
It’s hard to figure out the exact moment when I decided not to be an anthropologist.  This was the distinct career direction I had finally chosen …

December Instagram Challenge: #2013poem

December 3, 2013 – 9:19 pm |

2013poem: Poetry Challenge
Poetry Northwest (@poetrynw), Instagramers Seattle (@Igers_Seattle), and JUXT (@wearejuxt) invite you to finish off our series of poetry challenges by showing us what 2013 has meant to you or could have meant to …

The Poetics of Taxidermy, Part I // Heather Altfeld

December 1, 2013 – 9:58 pm | One Comment

Dioramas, Snowpack, Photography, and Nostalgia:  A Snapshot of Longing
I’ve been pondering some of the fascinations and fastenings of my recent poetic life, and have come to the conclusion that it is not entirely an accident …