Poets On Broadway: Samiya Bashir & Kevin Kraft

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Portland'5 Centers for the Arts says
Samiya Bashir is the author of Gospel and Where the Apple Falls. Recent issues of Poetry, Ecotone, World Literature Today, Poet Lore, Eleven Eleven, Cascadia Review, Hoax, The Normal School, and others house her newest poems. She holds a BA from the University of California, where she served as Poet Laureate, an MFA from the University of Michigan, where her poetry garnered two Hopwood Awards, and has won numerous fellowships, grants, and honors for her work. She teaches creative writing at Reed College.

Kevin Craft lives in Seattle and coordinates the Written Arts Program at Everett Community College. His first book, Solar Prominence (2005), was selected by Vern Rutsala for the Gorsline Prize from Cloudbank Books. He has also edited and published five volumes of the anthology Mare Nostrum, an anthology of Mediterranean-inspired writing. His poems, reviews, and essays have appeared widely in such places as Poetry, The Kenyon Review, New England Review, Alaska Quarterly Review, and The Stranger. A Bread Loaf Scholar in 1996, he has been awarded fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, the Bogliasco Foundation (Italy), the Camargo Foundation (France), 4Culture, and Artist Trust. Craft is the current Editor of Poetry Northwest, the region's oldest literary magazine. He has also served as Director of the University of Washington’s Creative Writing in Rome Program since 2003. He believes that poems, like good travelers, live in the go-between.
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