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

September 30, 2014 – 8:00 am |

By Scott Condon | Contributing Writer

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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 his book Being and Time, and I’ll return to Heidegger a little later. But I’d like to begin by looking at the poem through the lens of James Longenbach’s essay “Poetry Thinking,” focusing in particular on a couple of passages that address the way Shakespeare’s characters speak their thoughts. Read the full story »

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 …

The Subvocal Zoo: Episode 3 – Dorothea Lasky

August 20, 2014 – 7:00 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 …

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 …

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

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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 …