We’re pleased welcome recent Yale Younger Poetry Prize and recent Kate Tufts Discovery Award winner Katherine Larson for her northwest debut. Ms. Larson is a featured contributor to the spring Science Issue. She will read from her poetry at The Big Bang, our issue launch party at Liberty Bar on Wednesday, May 10, at 8 pm, alongside fellow Yale Younger Poetry Prize winner and local favorite Richard Kenney. On Thursday, May 10, she’ll participate in Poetry Northwest‘s annual spring symposium, at Everett Community College (at the ORCA lab, located at the Port of Everett Waterfront Center). Click here for more info.
In anticipation of her visit, we share the article “Science & Stanzas” that she wrote for The Scientist, about her work as both poet and molecular biologist, and the interesting things they have in common. We also call attention to her recent appearance on the NewsHour, where she talks about her research and writing, and reads several poems in dramatic natural settings, like they did in ancient Greece. Above all, we invite you to join us at the FREE events next week.