S249. Poetry Northwest 60th Anniversary Reading

B113, Oregon Convention Center, Level 1
Saturday, March 30, 2019
3:00 pm to 4:15 pm


Five poets read to honor of the distinguished history of Poetry Northwest, the region’s oldest literary magazine. Each poet has been awarded one of the prizes honoring founding editors Carolyn Kizer and Richard Hugo. In addition to reading from their own new work, each poet chooses a poem or two from a previous decade to trace the legacy of the magazine as a cornerstone of Northwest letters, with emphasis on the groundbreaking feminism and international diversity of Kizer’s original vision.



Kevin Craft is the executive editor of Poetry Northwest Editions. His books include Solar Prominence and Vagrants & Accidentals. He directs the Written Arts Program at Everett Community College.

Sierra Nelson's collaborative and solo poetry books include I Take Back the Sponge Cake and forthcoming The Lachrymose Report and 100 Rooms. Cofounder of performance group Vis-a-Vis Society, Nelson teaches through Hugo House, WITS at Seattle Children’s Hospital, and University of Washington.

Troy Jollimore is the author of three collections of poetry: Tom Thomson in Purgatory, At Lake Scugog, and Syllabus of Errors. His awards include the National Book Critics Circle Award, and fellowships from the Bread Loaf Writers Conference and the Guggenheim Foundation.

Supritha Rajan is associate professor of English at the University of Rochester. Her poetry was awarded the Richard Hugo Prize by Poetry Northwest and has appeared in such journals as Literary Imagination, Colorado Review, and Antioch Review.

Olena Kalytiak Davis is the author of four books including: The Poem She Didn't Write and Other Poems and And Her Soul Out of Nothing (Britingham Prize). The recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, her poems have appeared in numerous volumes of the Best American Poetry series.


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Henry B. González Convention Center