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Join authors Jennifer Bullis (Bellingham), Kathryn Smith (Spokane), and Maya Jewell Zeller (Spokane and Ellensburg) for a night of poetry exploring themes of resistance, solitude, and ecofeminism. Jennifer's poems are rich with earth tones and riotous cadences; Smith explores isolation via spare lyrics; and Maya's work uses a range of caesura to interrogate human-animal relationships and the anxiety of parenting in the Anthropocene.
Maya Jewell Zeller's most recent collection is Alchemy for Cells & Other Beasts (Entre Rios, 2017), an interdisciplinary collaboration with Seattle visual artist Carrie DeBacker. She is also the author of the chapbook Yesterday, the Bees (Floating Bridge, 2015) and the book Rust Fish (Lost Horse, 2011). Maya has been the recipient of a Promise Award from the Sustainable Arts Foundation, a Writers Residency in the H.J. Andrews Forest, and a travel grant from the American Association of University Professors. She teaches writing for Central Washington University, and lives in the Inland Northwest with her human and non-human animals. Learn more at mayajewellzeller.com or follow her on Twitter: @MayaJZeller
Jennifer Bullis is author of the poetry chapbook Impossible Lessons (MoonPath Press). Her manuscript of resistance poems, “The Tongue of Narcissus,” is currently a finalist for the 2018 Brittingham & Pollak Prizes at the University of Wisconsin Press. Her poems and essays appear in Nasty Women Poets, Gulf Cost, Tinderbox, Water~Stone Review, Terrain.org, and Tahoma. She earned a Ph.D. in English at the University of California, Davis, and taught at Whatcom Community College for 14 years.
Kathryn Smith is the author of Book of Exodus (Scablands Books, 2017). Her poems have appeared in Poetry Northwest, Bellingham Review, the Laurel Review, the Boiler Journal, Redivider, and elsewhere, and have been nominated for Best American Poetry and the Pushcart Prize. She was a 2013 artist in residence at Holden Village, a 2017 Spokane Arts Grant Award recipient, and a 2017 writer in residence at Whitworth University. She received her MFA in creative writing from Eastern Washington University and lives in Spokane.
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