PSW Reading Series Archives 2008-2009

All readings free and open to the public.
For more info contact Kevin Craft
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Wednesday, October 22, 2008, 7 p.m.

Kirsten Sundberg Lunstrum
Russell Day (Northlight) Gallery, Parks Union Building
Everett Community College

Kirsten SundstromKirsten Sundberg Lunstrum is the author of two collections of short fiction: This Life She’s Chosen (Chronicle Books, 2005), and Swimming With Strangers (Chronicle Books 2008). She is also the co-editor with Jacqueline Kolosov of an anthology of women’s fiction, The Sincerest Form of Flattery: Contemporary Women Writers on Resemblance and Rebellion in Fiction (Lewis-Clark Press, 2008). Her short stories have been published in The American Scholar, One Story, and Willow Springs, among other journals, and have earned a Dakin Fellowship at the Sewanee Writers’ Conference and a Pushcart nomination. A native of the Pacific Northwest, she now lives in Indiana with her husband and young son, and teaches at Saint Mary’s College.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008, 7 p.m.

Karen Volkman & J.W. Marshall
Russell Day (Northlight) Gallery, Parks Union Building
Everett Community College

Karen VolkmanKaren Volkman is the author of three books of poetry: Crash’s Law (Norton, 1996), which was selected for the National Poetry Series by Heather McHugh; Spar (University of Iowa Press, 2002) which received the Iowa Poetry Prize and the James Laughlin Award, and Nomina, forthcoming in April 2008 from BOA Editions. Her poems have appeared in numerous anthologies, including The Best American Poetry, The Pushcart Prize Anthology, American Poets in the 21st Century: The New Poetics, and The Gertrude Stein Awards in Innovative Poetry. Recipient of awards from the NEA, the Poetry Society of America, Akademie Schloss Solitude, and the Bogliasco Foundation, she has taught at several universities, including the University of Alabama, University of Pittsburgh, University of Chicago, and Columbia College Chicago. In June 2007, she was a Visiting Artist at the American Academy in Rome. She currently lives in Missoula and teaches in the MFA program at the University of Montana.

J. W. MarshallJ.W. Marshall is the author of Meaning A Cloud, the 2007 Field Poetry Prize winner published by Oberlin College Press. He co-owns, with Christine Deavel, Open Books, the poetry-only bookstore in Seattle. Poems of his have appeared in Alaska Quarterly Review, Beloit Poetry Journal, Cranky, LitRag, Ploughshares, Poetry and other magazines. His two chapbooks, Taken With (2005) and Blue Mouth (2001), both published by Wood Works, were finalists for the Washington State Book Award. He has an M.A. from Seattle University in Rehabilitation Counseling (1986) and an M.F.A. in Poetry from the University of Iowa (1984).

Wednesday, February 4, 2009, 5-6:30 p.m.

Andrew Zawacki
Poetry Reading & Writers on Writing Talk
353 Whitehorse Hall

Thursday, February 5, 2009, 1-2 p.m.

Andrew Zawacki
Mexican Poetry & The Art of Translation
121 Whitehorse Hall

Andrew ZawackiAndrew Zawacki is the author of Petals of One, Petals of Zero (2009), Anabranch (2004), By Reason of Breakings (2002) and Masquerade (2001), co-editor of the international journal Verse, and editor of the anthology Afterwards: Slovenian Writing 1945-1995 (1999). His poems have been widely published in such magazines as The New Yorker and The Boston Review. He is an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Georgia.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009, 7-8 p.m.

Richard Kenney
Poetry Reading
Russell Day Gallery, Parks Building
Everett Community College

KenneyRichard Kenney was born in Glens Falls, New York, in 1948 and is the author of three previous books of poetry: The Evolution of the Flightless Bird, Orrery, and The Invention of the Zero. His most recent book, The One-Strand River, was published by Knopf in 2008. A recipient of the Rome Prize, a Lannan Fellowship, and a MacArthur Fellowship, he is currently professor of English at the University of Washington and lives with his family in Port Townsend.


Monday, May 4, 2009, 7-8 p.m.

Kathleen Alcalá
Russell Day Gallery, Parks Building
Everett Community College

K. AlcalaKathleen Alcalá is a writer whose trilogy on nineteenth century Mexico was published by Chronicle Books. Her work has received the Western States Book Award, the Governor's Writers Award, a Pacific Northwest Bookseller's Award, and a Washington State Book Award. A co-founder and contributing editor to The Raven Chronicles, Kathleen teaches at the Northwest Institute of Literary Arts on Whidbey Island, a low-residency program. Kathleen is a member of Los Norteños writers group.
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