The Least Boring Poetry Event Of The Year

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Join us for “The Least Boring Poetry Event of the Year” featuring New York’s Ben Fama and Monica McClure with Seattle’s own Sarah Galvin. Visual art by Mary Anne Carter will accompany the reading.

// Poets

Ben Fama

Ben Fama is a writer based in New York City. He is the author of Fantasy (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2015), and the chapbooks Odalisque (Bloof, 2014), Cool Memories (Spork, 2013), New Waves (Minutes Books, 2011), and Aquarius Rising (Ugly Duckling Presse 2010). He is also the author of the artist book Mall Witch (Wonder, 2012). He is the co-founder of Wonder.

Sarah Galvin

Sarah Galvin is the author of “The Three Einsteins,” which City Arts Magazine dubbed “the funniest book of poetry in the world.” Her blog, The Pedestretarian, is devoted to reviews of food found on the street. She has an MFA in poetry from University of Washington. In the Spring of 2025, Galvin cofounded Seattle’s oldest art space, lifestyle blog, and lifestyle, Fashion Hot Dog 225. She is widely known as "The Champagne of Queers." Her poems and essays can be found in io, New Ohio Review, Pleiades, Pinwheel, Vice Magazine and The Stranger.

Monica McClure

"McClure may be the poster-girl for a new generation of poets: irreverent, well-read, sexy, even dirty, snarky, but ultimately fighting an earnest battle against reductiveness and easy answers to the complex problems of the Internet age: 'Every citizen of this world is on trial / I'm learning to speak legalese / as I stroll through civil law like / a gamine through a sample sale.'"—Craig Morgan Teicher for NPR Books. TENDER DATA is Monica McClure's debut poetry collection. She is the author of the chapbooks Mood Swing and Mala.

// Visual Art by Mary Anne Carter

Mary Anne Carter is a visual artist with professional and sexual ties to the poetry community. She will showcase a series of work that visually translates the work of contemporary poets including Fama, Galvin, and McClure to paper and apparel. In the Spring of 2025, she cofounded Seattle’s oldest art space, lifestyle blog, and lifestyle, Fashion Hot Dog 225. Although she is best known for wearing a shit ton of capes, her work has appeared on the covers of “Enough” by Chris Martin, “Sakra Boccata” by José Antonio Mazzotti’, and Ugly Duckling Presse’s “6x6.”
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