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MOOD INDIGO - a reading by Jeanne Heuving
MOOD INDIGO - a reading by Jeanne Heuving
WhenThursday, July 19, 2018, 7 – 9 p.m.
WhereCommon Area Maintenance
2125 2ND AVE


July is peak Seattle weather, and Margin Shift is back with poetry to match the fierce beauty of the season. Be sure to join us on July 19 at Common Area Maintenance in Belltown for more 3rd Thursday magic!

As always doors and wine open at 6:30, poems open at 7ish. Margin Shift is free to attend, though CAM does accept and appreciate cash/card(via square) donations to help with food/wine costs. We also encourage people to show appreciation for poets by buying their books/chapbooks/journals.

Check this month's lineup:

Jeanne Heuving ‘s The Transmutation of Love and Avant-Garde Poetics is out from the Modern and Contemporary Poetics series at the University of Alabama Press. Her cross genre book Incapacity (Chiasmus Press) won a 2004 Book of the Year Award from Small Press Traffic. Other books include Transducer (Chax 2008), Omissions Are Not Accidents: Gender in the Art of Marianne Moore (Wayne State U Press 1992), and the forthcoming collection of essays, co-edited with Tyrone Williams, Inciting Poetics: Thinking and Writing Poetry (U of New Mexico P). Recent poetry and prose appears in the following collections and journals: Dispatches from the Poetry Wars, Hambone, Lute & Drum, Golden Handcuffs Review, The Fate of Difficulty in Contemporary Poetry, Resist Much / Obey Little and Solidarity. Heuving is a professor in the Interdisciplinary Arts and Science program at the University of Washington Bothell and is on the graduate faculty in the English Department at UW Seattle. She founded the MFA in Creative Writing & Poetics at UW Bothell and served as its first director. Seattle. She is the recipient of grants from the Fulbright Foundation, National Endowment for the Humanities, Simpson Humanities Center, and the Beinecke Library at Yale.

Kamari Bright is a St. Louis-born poet focused on introspection and connection from a personal and societal standpoint. She has had work featured in publications, released her poetry book "Emergence" in 2016, and is a 2018 Jack Straw Writer fellow.

Casandra Lopez is a Chicana and California Indian (Cahuilla/Tongva/ Luiseño) writer who’s received support from CantoMundo, Bread Loaf and Jackstraw. She’s been selected for residencies with the School of Advanced Research and Hedgebrook. Her chapbook, Where Bullet Breaks was published by the Sequoyah National Research Center and her poetry collection, Brother Bullet is forthcoming from University of Arizona. She’s a founding editor of As Us and teaches at Northwest Indian College.

Joseph Donahue’s books include Before Creation, World Well Broken, Terra Lucida, Incidental Eclipse, Dissolves, Dark Church, and Red Flash on a Black Field. He also co-edited Primary Trouble: An Anthology of Contemporary Poetry and The World in Time and Space: Towards a History of Innovative American Poetry in Our Time. He lived in Seattle in the late nineteen nineties, until various aesthetic and ideological scandals provoked his departure from the Subtext Collective.

Gale Burns was born in Montreal, but mainly brought up in London, England. He is a prizewinning poet, winning the Special Indjija International Literary Prize, Serbia in 2017 and has been a Hawthornden Fellow. He is writer in residence at Kingston University, London and runs the acclaimed Shuffle Poetry Reading. He is widely published with three pamphlets and a collection is due out later this year. His work has been translated into French, Romanian, Slovenian and Arabic. He is the Vice President of the European Association of Creative Writing Programmes and founder member of the Quadrat poetry and climate change website. Mona Arshi, Forward Prize Winner says he is “a poet who listens acutely to the world around him and so sensitively answers back.”

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