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Poetry Northwest has learned that esteemed editor David Wagoner has died. According to sources close to him and involved with his care, he died in his sleep at a nursing home in Edmonds on December 18, 2021. He was 96.
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Poetry NW Editions announces the selection for the 2021 Possession Sound Reading Series.
Poetry NW Editions is accepting submissions to their Possession Sound Reading Series through May 31.
We’re pleased to announce that the first annual James Welch Prize for is open for submissions through March 15.
Poetry Northwest will be launching a fundraising campaign this December for the inaugural James Welch Prize.
Poetry Northwest stands in solidarity with all those who fight for justice and equity for Black lives.
The Winter & Spring 2020 issue brings to a close the joint editorship of Aaron Barrell and Erin Malone.
The next print edition of Poetry Northwest will be the spring-summer issue, due in April 2010. Until then, in addition to our regular monthly highlights from the most recent issue (see Natasha Trethewey’s “Mexico,” for instance), we are publishing new poems by poets we admire as a countdown to and preview of our back-in-Seattle debut. In January, we featured Eric McHenry’s “New Year’s Letter to All the Friends I’ve Estranged by Not Writing.” February gave us “Hall of Sea Nettles,” a new poem by Paisley Rekdal, rich in sinuous assonance and shifting, sharp-eyed imagery. You can expect to see more poems by Paisley Rekdal in the spring-summer issue to come. Now, on the threshold of our new issue, we are pleased to present Marvin Bell’s “The Book of the Dead Man (The Northwest).” The Dead Man has been a stalwart of Amercian letters since his debut in 1994. His resurrection here is sure sign that spring is upon us again. ~~~