Aug 12, 2012

Poetry and Short Fiction Reading with Beth Myhr and Thomas Hubbard

Where: Bookworm Exchange (Columbia City)
When: August 17, 2012, 7pm

Elizabeth Myhr is a poet, editor and publisher. She co-founded Calypso Editions, a virtual, cooperative press that specializes in bringing literature in translation from around the world, as well as the work of emerging writers, to as many people as possible. Myhr holds a BA from the Evergreen State College and an MFA from Seattle Pacific University, has served as artist-in-residence at Centrum, and is a Milotte Foundation scholar. Her debut book of poetry the vanishings & other poems, edited by Derick Burleson, was published by Calypso Editions in October of 2011. Christianity Today noted Myhr’s debut as one of its three notable poetry books of 2011. Myhr currently serves as a manuscript judge and managing editor for Marick Press. She  recently served as an editor at Web Del Sol Review of BooksRaven ChroniclesShining Horns. Her work has been published broadly in print and online journals. She lives and works in Seattle, Washington.

Thomas Hubbard, a retired writing instructor, won Seattle’s Grand Slam in 1995. He authored Nail and other hardworking poems, Year of the Dragon Press, 1994. He published Children Remember Their Fathers, an anthology of performance poets; Junkyard Dogz, a chapbook also available on audio CD; and Injunz, a chapbook. His book reviews have appeared in Square Lake and Raven Chronicles. Recent publication credits include poems in Arabesques Review: International Poetry and Literature Journal, and ToTopos Poetry International, Fall 2006, Albani: Indigenous Poetry and a short story in Red Ink. He presented instruction at Whidbey Island Writers Conference in March, 2007 and has featured for several Pacific Northwest venues, including Tacoma’s Distinguished Writers Series and Whatcom Poetry Series: The Poet as Art. Hubbard formerly served on the Washington Poets Association’s board of directors.

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