R169. Ahsahta Press 40th Anniversary Reading

Room 609, Washington State Convention Center, Level 6
Thursday, February 27, 2014
12:00 pm to 1:15 pm


Ahsahta Press, publishing at Boise State University in Idaho, celebrates its 40th year by bringing together women poets from its current season. Ahsahta champions an aesthetic that embraces experimental, highly voiced writing, and each of these writers plays the language differently. At this reading, they come together to celebrate the Press and its vision as it looks toward its future.



Heidi Lynn Staples is the author of four published works, including her latest poetry collection, Noise Event, and an illustrated memoir, Take Care Fake Bear Torque Cake. She is Assistant Professor of English and co-director of the creative writing track at Piedmont College in Georgia.

Lucy Ives is the author of the books Anamnesis and Orange Roses. Her poems have appeared in the Colorado Review, Conjunctions, Fence, Ploughshares, Volt, and 1913. A deputy editor at Triple Canopy, she is co-editor of Corrected Slogans: Reading and Writing Conceptualism.

Kathleen Jesme is the author of five collections of poetry, including Albedo, Meridian, and The Plum-Stone Game.

Rusty Morrison's books of poetry include After Urgency, winner of the Dorset Prize; the true keeps calm biding its story, winner of several awards including the Sawtooth Prize and Academy of American Poets’ James Laughlin Award; and Whethering, which won the Colorado Prize for Poetry. She is co-publisher of Omnidawn.

Stephanie Strickland has published seven books of  poetry, most recently Dragon Logic, and collaborated on seven electronic poems, most recently Sea and Spar Between, a poetry generator. Her forthcoming work is V: WaveTercets / Losing L’una, with an accompanying app for mobile devices.


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