New Series

The Science Issue — now available

cover art by Amanda Knowles

As languages approaching the mysteries of existence and advancing the limits of human understanding, poetry and science have more in common than you may think. The Spring & Summer 2012 issue is devoted to the theme of the sciences as poets encounter them, and vice versa. Featuring: Linda Bierds, Alison Hawthorne Deming, Timothy Donnelly, Amy Greacen, Bob Hicok, Richard Kenney, Katherine Larson, Sarah Lindsay, and many more.

Subscribe now, and we’ll start you off with the best in left brain/right brain thinking. Meanwhile, catch contributors Linda Bierds and Bob Hicok at The Skagit Valley Poetry Festival, Friday & Saturday, May 18 & 19. We’ll be there too. Stop by our table and say hi!

Poetry Northwest
’s annual spring symposium explores the intersection of poetry and science, through panels, talks, exhibits and readings. It takes place in two locations — Seattle (Wednesday, May 9) and Everett (Thursday, May 10). See full schedule below.

The spring symposium features prize-winning poets and scintillating scientists—or both in the same skin. Presenters include Katherine Larson, Amy Greacen, Richard Kenney, Mott Greene, and Fayla Schwartz

Thanks to the sponsorship of the Everett Cultural Arts Commission and The Everett Community College Foundation, all events are FREE and open to the public. The Science Issue was produced with the support from The Kinsman Foundation and the Greater Everett Community Foundation’s Robyn Johnson Poetry Fund. We thank our sponsors for their generous support.

Wednesday, May 9, 8 pm – 10 pm:

The Big Bang

featuring the Yale Younger Poets:
Katherine Larson & Richard Kenney
plus the Vis-Ă -Vis Society
Liberty Bar – 517 15th Ave. E., Seattle, WA


Thursday, May 10, 2012, 1:00 pm  – 4:30 pm:

Poetry & Science: A Symposium

ORCA/Port of Everett Waterfront Center
Blue Heron Room
1205 Craftsman Way, Everett, WA


1 pm: WELCOME: Kevin Craft, Editor Poetry Northwest

1 pm – 3:30 pm: Science Fair with the students of ORCA

1 pm – 2:00 pm: READING/PRESENTATION: A Northwest Botany of Desire
Amy Greacen and Fayla Schwartz

2:15 – 3:15 pm: PANEL: Model Realities: Science in Poetry & Poetry in Science
Kevin Craft, Amy Greacen, Mott Greene, Richard Kenney, Katherine Larson

3:30 – 4:30: READING [Sci-Po]: Katherine Larson and Richard Kenney

for presenter bios and more information visit