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Poems meet funny prose, with literary contributors to City Arts Magazine—Quenton Baker, Montreux Rotholtz, and Bill Carty—plus humor columnist Brett Hamil. [21+]

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About the Writers
Quenton Baker is a poet and teacher from Seattle. His work operates from the premise that poetry is a vital practice capable of rewriting narratives through the art of naming. His current focus is the lived, racialized experience in a society lacking any real dialectical framework for the opposing poles of white supremacy and black subhumanity. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in anthologies such as Measure for Measure: An Anthology of Poetic Meters and It Was Written: Poetry Inspired by Hip-Hop. His chapbook, Diglossic in the Second America, is forthcoming from Punch Press. He has an MFA in Poetry from the University of Southern Maine and a Creative Writing BA from Seattle University. He is a 2015-16 Made at Hugo House fellow and a 2014 Pushcart Prize nominee.

Bill Carty was a 2013-14 Poetry Fellow at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, MA. His chapbook Refugium was published by alice blue books, and his poems have recently appeared (or will soon) in Boston Review, The Iowa Review, Poetry Northwest, Pleiades, The Volta, Oversound, Sixth Finch, and other journals. He edits book reviews for Poetry Northwest and teaches at Richard Hugo House.

Brett Hamil is a standup comic based in Seattle, where The Stranger called him “a truly treasured ham.” He writes a regular humor column for City Arts along with cartoons, videos, essays, and interviews. He performs at clubs, theaters, casinos, and festivals all over the U.S. and Canada. His comedy videos and political rants have received hundreds of thousands of views on YouTube. Mr. Hamil lives on Beacon Hill with a wife and two dogs, all of whom he found on the internet.

Montreux Rotholtz is a poet and a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. Her work appears in jubilat, The Iowa Review, Denver Quarterly, the PEN Poetry Series, Fence, and elsewhere. She lives in Seattle with her husband and a dog named Toast.
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