PSW Reading Series Archives 2002-2003

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Reading Series Archives 2002-2003

Linda Andrews & Kary Wayson
October 24, 2002
Winners of 2002 Artist Trust Fellowships in Poetry
Linda Andrews won a Governor’s Book Award for her first collection of poems, Flight of the Bird Women, published by Blue Begonia Press. Kary Wayson’s poems have appeared in many national literary reviews, including Field and Poetry Northwest. Their appearance at Everett Community College is sponsored by Artist Trust with the support of the EvCC Foundation.

Artist Trust is a not-for-profit organization whose sole mission is to support and encourage individual artists working in all disciplines in order to enrich community life throughout Washington State. To accomplish its mission, Artist Trust: Gives financial grants, through a peer review process, to individual artists working in the visual, performing, media, literary, and interdisciplinary arts; Serves as a professional information resource for artists and encourages artists to support each other; and Provides recognition and support for the contributions artists make to the lives of people of Washington State and for the merit and integrity of artists' work. For more information on Artist Trust and an artist membership call 206/467-8734 x. 9.

Colleen McElroy
May 12, 2003

Esteemed poet, editor of Seattle Review, and longtime professor of creative writing at the University of Washington. Workshop, followed by a reading.

Rod Jellema
May 23, 2003
Rod Jellema is professor emeritus of English at the University of Maryland. His award-winning poems have appeared in many prestigious journals and reviews, including Image, Poetry Northwest, Field, Poet Lore, and Sojourners. His books include Something Tugging at the Line, The Lost Faces, The Eighth Day, and a long-anticipated new volume entitled A Slender Grace, forthcoming from Eerdmans in fall 2004. Henry Allen writes about his work: “Rod Jellema writes about the real world of freight trains, Eden, dogs, death, jukeboxes, summer houses, Nicaraqua, and ice picks. He also writes about the fissures he finds in this real world—the lonely cracks between light and dark, sound and silence, now and then, us and ourselves. He pries at the cracks like a man opening an oyster. Inside the oyster are transcendence and redemption. How beautiful. How real.”