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Information about events that Poetry Northwest is producing or co-sponsoring, or in which we are integrally involved.

A Celebration of Carolyn Kizer

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 Swenson, and Carolyne Wright. Co-sponsored by Hugo House, Copper Canyon Press, and Poetry Northwest. Visit Hugo House for more details, and to RSVP, here.

Seattle’s Favorite Poems – Thursday, 9/18, 7:30 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 public. Initiated in 1999, Seattle’s Favorite Poems brings together local luminaries, poets, and community members for an evening of –you guessed it–everyone’s favorite poems. Featured readers include Robert Pinsky, former U.S. Poet Laureate; Poet Heather McHugh; and Aidan Lang, Seattle Opera’s General Director. Hosted by KUOW’s Marcie Sillman, the night will also feature community members reading their chosen poems. Presented by: Town Hall, Seattle Public Library, Poetry Northwest, Seattle Arts & Lectures, and Hugo House. Elliott Bay Book Company is the partner bookseller for this event. Tickets: This event is free and open to the public; no registration required.

The Triggering Town Review

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 August 23 at 7:30 pm. Who Else? Sarah Galvin, Kary Wayson, Bill Carty, Sam Watts, Kevin Murphy, and more. So many more. More Information About the Event. Tickets.

Poetry Northwest // AWP Seattle 2014

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 Written Arts AFA program, who help produce each print issue. Please come visit us to pick up a copy of our latest issue, and learn about our plans for 2014 and beyond to ensure that Poetry Northwest remains the most vibrant poetry magazine in the region. 

A Night of Poetry to Benefit Humanities Washington, July 19

Poets, Powerpoint & A Delightful Misuse of Company Time What happens when a poetic imagination is given access to PowerPoint and far too much free time? The Ethereal Mutt Ltd. presents an evening of poetic explorations in slideshow form with Poets, Powerpoint & A Delightful Misuse of Company Time on July 19, 2012 at 7:30pm at West of Lenin in Fremont. Tickets to this one-night-only event are $30 and proceeds benefit Humanities Washington. The evening was conceived by West of Lenin proprietor and Humanities Washington trustee A.J. Epstein and Washington State Poet Laureate Kathleen Flenniken. Featured presenters include Flenniken, Keri Healey (local playwright recently shortlisted for The Stranger’s Genius Awards) Peter Pereira (family physician and Copper Canyon Press poet), Martha Silano (most recent collection is The Little Office of the Immaculate Conception), Molly Tenenbaum (author of The Cupboard Artist), Barbara Earl Thomas (writer and painter whose work was appeared at Seattle Art Museum) and other special guests. Each writer will present original work accompanied by a digital slideshow, melding visuals and words into Powerpoint poetics. …

The Big Bang: Poetry & Science

Poetry Northwest presents The Science Issue The editors of Poetry Northwest are pleased to present the Spring-Summer 2012 edition of the magazine, a special theme issue exploring the intersections of poetry and science. As languages approaching the mysteries of existence and advancing the limits of human understanding, poetry and science have more in common than is commonly believed.The Science Issue presents a variety of poets who engage directly and indirectly with the sciences—from astrophysics and quantum mechanics to geology, botany, ornithology, and marine biology. It includes poets who are also scientists, like Katherine Larson (a molecular biologist, and recent Yale Younger Poets Prize and Kate Tufts Discovery award winner) and Amit Majmudar (who serves in the honorable tradition of the poet-physicians). It also includes a meditation on poetry by historian of science and University of Puget Sound professor Mott Greene. Featured writers include: Linda Bierds, Alison Hawthorne Deming, Timothy Donnelly, Forest Gander, Amy Greacen, Bob Hicok, Richard Kenney, Katherine Larson, Sarah Lindsay, and many more. “I’ve always taken a deep interest in the sciences—biology, astronomy, and physics in particular,” says editor Kevin Craft. “And I’m fascinated by the representational overlap between poetry …

Poetry Northwest Recommends…

Yes, the rain is back–and, with it, some fantastic literary events. We’re putting up our hoods (umbrellas so unnecessary) and tromping out onto the scene, people. This is just the beginning. See you there!   Dorianne Laux reads at Seattle Arts & Lectures, Wed. Oct. 5, 7:30 pm http://www.lectures.org/season/poetry_series.php?id=314   Wordstock, Portland, OR; Oct. 6-9 http://www.wordstockfestival.com/   TagSale and Readings by Heather Christle, Zachary Schomberg, and Kary Wayson, hosted by Kate Lebo at the Richard Hugo House; Tues. Oct. 11, 7 pm http://hugohouse.org/content/tag-sale-and-readings-heather-christle-zachary-schomburg-kary-wayson   Heather McHugh: The Ecstasy of Influence; Thurs. Oct. 20, 8-9:30 pm http://townhallseattle.org/city-arts-festival-heather-mchugh-the-ecstasy-of-influence/   Wave Books’ 3 Days of Poetry: Poetry in Translation; Nov. 4-6 http://www.wavepoetry.com/   Terrance Hayes reads at Seattle Arts & Lectures; Thurs. Dec. 8, 7:30 pm http://www.lectures.org/season/poetry_series.php?id=313   Blake’s Songs of Innocence and of Experience at the Frye; Thurs. Jan. 5, 7pm http://fryemuseum.org/event/4191/