A Reading By Poetry Northwest

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Lit Crawl Seattle says
The oldest poetry mag in the Northwest presents local contributors Clare Johnson, Suzanne Bottelli, and Emily Bedard. Editor Kevin Craft hosts.

For the complete Lit Crawl Seattle line-up, please go here: http://litcrawl.org/seattle/2015-schedule

About the Writers
Emily Bedard grew up in Salt Lake City, received her MFA in Poetry from the University of Montana, and now lives in Seattle. She teaches for the Henry Art Gallery, Hugo House, and Writers in the Schools, currently serving as the resident poet for the Roosevelt High School Roughriders. Her poems have appeared in The Indiana Review, Swivel, and elsewhere. She’s at work on a mix of projects, including a series of tiny mutant essays and a collection of poetry called Cargo that inquires into stuntmen, memory’s tricks, and the weirdness of sex ed.

Suzanne Bottelli’s poems have appeared in Poetry Northwest, The Literary Review, Prairie Schooner, and Poet Lore, among others. Her chapbook, The Feltville Formation, was published this year by Finishing Line Press. She has been awarded grants from Artist Trust and the Seattle Arts Commission, and has been a Jack Straw writer. She lives in Seattle where she teaches Humanities and Writing at The Northwest School.

Kevin Craft is the editor of Poetry Northwest. His books include Solar Prominence (Cloudbank Books, 2005), and five volumes of the anthology Mare Nostrum, an annual collection of Italian translation and Mediterranean-inspired writing (Writ in Water Press, 2004–2009). He served as a judge for the Washington State Book Awards from 2012–2014, and is the curator of the Jack Straw Writers program for 2015. His poems, reviews, and essays have appeared in such places as Poetry, The Kenyon Review, The New England Review, City Arts, and The Stranger. He lives in the Greenwood neighborhood of Seattle, and directs both the Written Arts Program at Everett Community College and the University of Washington’s Summer Creative Writing in Rome Program.

Clare Johnson is a writer and visual artist, published in Blithe House Quarterly, quiet Shorts, Frogmore Papers, 14 Magazine, Lumina, and Cranky. Solo exhibitions include Oxford’s North Wall, Bridport Arts Centre, Hugo House, Storefronts Seattle, and London’s Guy’s Hospital. She is a Michael S. Harper Poetry Prize recipient, and her ongoing Post-it Note Project (drawing a memory on a post-it each night) won a Seattle Magazine Best of 2011 for “Best New Take on the Memoir,” and also garnered a cover feature in Real Change. Recent honors include Artist Trust funding to expand her series of drawings inspired by favorite works of literature, and the publication of Roses, a book pairing her art with poems by Rainer Maria Rilke. Currently, she is designing interactive digital art backdrops for an upstate New York production of “Our Town,” and working on her book-length poetry and fiction project Will I live here when I grow up.
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