Stories with 'poetry' tag

Seattle Arts & Lectures Poetry Series–Ilya Kaminsky

Ilya Kaminsky is a hard of hearing Russian-Jewish-American poet, critic, translator, and professor, whose latest collection, Deaf Republic (2019), is forthcoming from Graywolf Press.

/ November 30, 2018


Seattle Arts & Lectures Poetry Series: Solmaz Sharif

Born in Istanbul, Turkey, to Iranian parents, Solmaz Sharif is the author of the poetry collection LOOK (Graywolf Press, 2016), a finalist for the National Book Award and the PEN Open Book Award and the winner of the 2017 American Book Award for poetry.

/ November 29, 2018


Danez Smith

Danez Smith is a Black, queer, poz writer and performer. Their most recent collection, Don’t Call Us Dead, was a finalist for the 2017 National Book Award.

/ September 4, 2018


Alice Walker

Alice Walker is an internationally celebrated, prolific writer, poet and activist whose books include seven novels, four collections of short stories, four children’s books, and volumes of essays and poetry.

/ August 14, 2018


9 books flying off the shelves of Seattle’s only just-poetry book shop

April is National Poetry Month, and we called Open Books: A Poem Emporium in Wallingford to hear what poetry titles by Northwest authors or presses have been flying off the shelves this season.

/ April 25, 2018


Watch Nikkita Oliver throw some punches at one of her favorite Seattle spots

You learn a lot about people when you see them doing what they love. So on Tuesday we caught up with poet, attorney, and Seattle mayoral candidate Nikkita Oliver at one of her favorite spots, Arcaro Boxing Gym in the Central District. We’ll talk to her at our second Sparked Seattle event June 8.

/ May 31, 2017


Eat books, join a ‘Shadow Council,’ and 12 more awesome things to do in Seattle this week

Seattle’s best events this week include a political satire, a festival of edible books, and a bouncy house wonderland.

/ March 27, 2017