Jul 30, 2009

Call for Submissions: Reginald Shepherd Memorial Prize

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS (ONLY 2 DAYS LEFT TO ENTER): The 2009 Reginald Shepherd Memorial Poetry Prize. Final judge: Carl Phillips. Deadline: 8/1/09. Prizes include $300, $50, and $25 gift certificates to Powell's Books and publication of winning poems in Knockout. Guidelines: http://www.knockoutlit.org/rsprize.htm

Jul 10, 2009

Note: Change of Venue

Last weekend, the few of us who met at Grey Gallery found the cafe closed -- open to install art, but closed to people wanting beer, wine, and crepes. Apparently they weren't getting much afternoon business.

For the time being, we're relocating the Capitol Hill meetings to the Elysian Brewing Company a couple blocks away.

We're meeting at Brouwer's July 19. The Elysian August 2.

Jul 4, 2009

Thursday, July 9, 2009 #239

Authur Tulee, Jeff Encke, Jane Alynn + Laura McKee on The Writer's Craft

Laura McKee holds a B.A. in French and English from the University of Utah, and an M.F.A from the University of Washington. Her work has appeared in Rhino, Mid-American Review, Campbell’s Corner, Identity Theory, Konundrum, Cutbank, and Denver Quarterly. Her book, Uttermost Paradise Place, was chosen this year by Claudia Keelan for the APR Honickman 1st Book Prize and will be published in the fall. She works at Cornish College of the Arts.

Arthur Tulee was born and raised on the Yakama Indian Reservation and graduated from Washington State University in 1990, receiving a B.A. in English. He is currently living and working in the Seattle metropolitan area. He is excited to read all brand new material for this It's About Time.

Jane Alynn is a poet and fine-art photographer. Alynn’s first collection of poems, Threads & Dust, was published by Finishing Line Press in 2005. Her poems have appeared in numerous journals, such as Calyx, Floating Bridge Review, The Pacific Review, Quercus Review, Manorborn, Snowy Egret, StringTown, and Switched-on Gutenberg, as well as in many anthologies. In 2004 she was awarded a William Stafford Award from Washington Poets Association. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Antioch University Los Angeles and currently lives in Anacortes.

Jeff Encke taught writing and criticism at Columbia University for several years, serving as writer-in-residence for the Program in Narrative Medicine while completing his PhD in English in 2002. He now teaches literature at Richard Hugo House. His poems have appeared in or forthcoming from American Poetry Review, Barrow Street, Bat City Review, Black Warrior Review, Colorado Review, Fence, Kenyon Review Online, Salt Hill, and Tarpaulin Sky, among others. In 2004, he published Most Wanted: A Gamble in Verse, a series of love poems addressed to Saddam Hussein and other Iraqi war criminals printed on a deck of playing cards.

Jul 2, 2009

Wave Books Poetry Weekend, Aug 14-16

Here's a note Matt Zapruder posted on Facebook. They're offering an amazing lineup of readers, including my friends Rachel Zucker and Maggie Nelson. Not to be missed.

Purchase tix here: http://www.wavepoetry.com/catalog/79


Hello to you all. We are writing to you with an update about the Wave Books three-day poetry event, this coming August. We've received enthusiastic responses, both from people who have confirmed their attendance, and also from some of you who are excited to attend, but are finding yourselves unable to afford the current price. We want to make it possible for as many of our readers and supporters to attend, so we are reducing the price, and have added an additional option for attending:

Festival tickets grant you access to:

READINGS -- in the Henry Auditorium, with smaller, exclusive readings in the James Turrell Skyspace -- featuring Joshua Beckman, Noelle Kocot, Dorothea Lasky, Anthony McCann, Richard Meier, Eileen Myles, Maggie Nelson, Geoffrey Nutter, Matthew Rohrer, Mary Ruefle, Dara Wier, Jon Woodward, Matthew Zapruder and Rachel Zucker;

SCREENINGS OF FILMS starring John Ashbery, Robin Blaser, Jane Freilicher, Denise Levertov, Frank O'Hara, James Schuyler, John Wieners, and others;

poetry book DISCOUNTS at fourteen participating local, independent bookstores (a map will be provided);

a BOOK ARTS PRESENTATION by Sandra Kroupa, the Book Arts and Rare Book Curator in Special Collections at the University of Washington;

the Henry Art Gallery and EXHIBITIONS, including exhibitions of work by Chio Aoshima, Jasper Johns, Ann Lislegaard, Jeffrey Mitchell & Tivon Rice; new video from China; and photographic work by Imogen Cunningham, Nan Goldin, Aleksandr Rodchenko, Andy Warhol, and others, from the Henry's permanent collection;

and more, to be discovered...

We are REDUCING THE PRICE OF THE EVENT PASSES to $75 ($50 students). The passes will get you into all of the readings, the film screenings, book arts presentation, with access to the Henry Art Gallery and exhibitions. The pass also grants you local bookstore discounts, and includes a welcome packet with additional information and materials.

We are also offering a FULL SCHOLARSHIP to 10 people who would be otherwise unable to attend, and who can confirm they will be in attendance for all three days. Through the generosity of a donor, we are able to offer 10 Full Scholarships, which include all of the benefits and materials for a regular Event Pass. We are hoping that these Scholarships will make it possible for those who cannot otherwise attend to be there for the entire weekend. Please email us at wavepoetryweekend@gmail.com, and let us know a little bit about yourselves. Act soon, as this offer will disappear quickly.

Please let us know if you have any questions at all. You can reach us at wavepoetryweekend@gmail.com, or visit the Wave website at http://www.wavepoetry.com/catalog/79. We greatly appreciate your interest, and we look forward to seeing you here in Seattle this August!

Wave Books

1938 Fairview Avenue East, Suite 201
Seattle, Washington 98102