Poetry Northwest: Spring Celebration

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Join us for a celebration of the spring issue, featuring four outstanding local poets: Elaina Ellis, Rebecca Hoogs, Richard Kenney, & J.W. Marshall. Each has poems in the current issue. We're fortunate to be able to present these four dynamic members of our literary community in one amazing place.

The spring issue signals the beginning of a new era at Poetry NW. Editor Kevin Craft is stepping down, and a new editorial team is ready at the helm. We'll mark the occasion at our favorite neighborhood bookstore with a passing the torch (the torch in this case being David Hytone's beautiful, June-apt, Cancer-suggestive cover art.) Meet the new team, including managing editor Rebecca Brinbury, and co-editors Aaron Barrell and Erin Malone. A few of our featured readers are celebrating big transitions, too:

ELAINA ELLIS recently published a her first book of poetry, Write About an Empty Birdcage (Write Bloody Publishing). She is an associate editor at Copper Canyon Press, and lives in Bellingham with her partner, puppy, and giant cat.

REBECCA HOOGS is the author of Self-Storage (Steven Austin University Press, 2013), a finalist for the Washington State Book Award. She is the Associate Director of Seattle Arts & Lectures, and also teaches at the University of Washington's Rome Center.

RICHARD KENNEY has published four poetry books, most recently The One-Strand River (Knopf, 2008). Recipeint of a MacArthur Fellowship, he teaches at the University of Washington, in Seattle and in Rome.

J. W. MARSHALL is the author of Meaning a Cloud (Oberlin College Press, 2008). For more than 20 years he has co-owned Open Books, and recently announced his retirement from the retail book business. Full time poetry writing, here he comes!

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Poetry Northwest, founded in 1959 by Carolyn Kizer, Richard Hugo, Nelson Bentley, and Errol Pritchard, is the region's oldest literary magazine. Fifty-seven years and counting... as vibrant and widely read as ever. An independent non-profit, it is published through the Written Arts Program at Everett Community College. In 2017, we'll launch our new books division, Poetry NW Editions, with Kizer-prize winner Sierra Nelson's The Lachrymose Report.
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