Chris Maccini

Production Director & Morning Edition Host

Chris Maccini previously worked at SPR as Morning Edition host and producing arts and special programming such as The Bookshelf, Poetry Moment, Northwest Arts Review, special features and more.

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Derek Sheffield’s collection, Not for Luck, was selected by Mark Doty for the 2019 Wheelbarrow Books Poetry Prize. His other books include Through the Second Skin, finalist for the Washington State Book Award, and Dear America: Letters of Hope, Habitat, Defiance, and Democracy. When he isn’t teaching at Wenatchee Valley College or editing poetry for Terrain.org, Derek can often be found skiing, hiking, birding, botanizing, or forest bathing in the mountains of North Central Washington. www.dereksheffield.com

Derek Sheffield’s collection, Not for Luck, was selected by Mark Doty for the 2019 Wheelbarrow Books Poetry Prize. His other books include Through the Second Skin, finalist for the Washington State Book Award, and Dear America: Letters of Hope, Habitat, Defiance, and Democracy. When he isn’t teaching at Wenatchee Valley College or editing poetry for Terrain.org, Derek can often be found skiing, hiking, birding, botanizing, or forest bathing in the mountains of North Central Washington. www.dereksheffield.com

Derek Sheffield’s collection, Not for Luck, was selected by Mark Doty for the 2019 Wheelbarrow Books Poetry Prize. His other books include Through the Second Skin, finalist for the Washington State Book Award, and Dear America: Letters of Hope, Habitat, Defiance, and Democracy. When he isn’t teaching at Wenatchee Valley College or editing poetry for Terrain.org, Derek can often be found skiing, hiking, birding, botanizing, or forest bathing in the mountains of North Central Washington. www.dereksheffield.com

Derek Sheffield’s collection, Not for Luck, was selected by Mark Doty for the 2019 Wheelbarrow Books Poetry Prize. His other books include Through the Second Skin, finalist for the Washington State Book Award, and Dear America: Letters of Hope, Habitat, Defiance, and Democracy. When he isn’t teaching at Wenatchee Valley College or editing poetry for Terrain.org, Derek can often be found skiing, hiking, birding, botanizing, or forest bathing in the mountains of North Central Washington. www.dereksheffield.com

Alexandra Teague is most recently the author of Or What We’ll Call Desire (Persea, 2019). Her prior books include The Wise and Foolish Builders and Mortal Geography, winner of the Lexi Rudnitsky Prize and the California Book Award Gold Medal in Poetry, and the novel The Principles Behind Flotation, as well as the co-edited anthology Bullets into Bells: Poets & Citizens Respond to Gun Violence. A former Stegner and NEA fellow, Alexandra was recently awarded a residency at Civitella Ranieri. After a year’s sabbatical in Wales, she is back at University of Idaho, where she is a professor of creative writing.

Alexandra Teague is most recently the author of Or What We’ll Call Desire (Persea, 2019). Her prior books include The Wise and Foolish Builders and Mortal Geography, winner of the Lexi Rudnitsky Prize and the California Book Award Gold Medal in Poetry, and the novel The Principles Behind Flotation, as well as the co-edited anthology Bullets into Bells: Poets & Citizens Respond to Gun Violence. A former Stegner and NEA fellow, Alexandra was recently awarded a residency at Civitella Ranieri. After a year’s sabbatical in Wales, she is back at University of Idaho, where she is a professor of creative writing.

Alexandra Teague is most recently the author of Or What We’ll Call Desire (Persea, 2019). Her prior books include The Wise and Foolish Builders and Mortal Geography, winner of the Lexi Rudnitsky Prize and the California Book Award Gold Medal in Poetry, and the novel The Principles Behind Flotation, as well as the co-edited anthology Bullets into Bells: Poets & Citizens Respond to Gun Violence. A former Stegner and NEA fellow, Alexandra was recently awarded a residency at Civitella Ranieri. After a year’s sabbatical in Wales, she is back at University of Idaho, where she is a professor of creative writing.

Derek Sheffield’s collection, Not for Luck, was selected by Mark Doty for the 2019 Wheelbarrow Books Poetry Prize. His other books include Through the Second Skin, finalist for the Washington State Book Award, and Dear America: Letters of Hope, Habitat, Defiance, and Democracy. When he isn’t teaching at Wenatchee Valley College or editing poetry for Terrain.org, Derek can often be found skiing, hiking, birding, botanizing, or forest bathing in the mountains of North Central Washington. www.dereksheffield.com

Alexandra Teague is most recently the author of Or What We’ll Call Desire (Persea, 2019). Her prior books include The Wise and Foolish Builders and Mortal Geography, winner of the Lexi Rudnitsky Prize and the California Book Award Gold Medal in Poetry, and the novel The Principles Behind Flotation, as well as the co-edited anthology Bullets into Bells: Poets & Citizens Respond to Gun Violence. A former Stegner and NEA fellow, Alexandra was recently awarded a residency at Civitella Ranieri. After a year’s sabbatical in Wales, she is back at University of Idaho, where she is a professor of creative writing.

Alexandra Teague is most recently the author of Or What We’ll Call Desire (Persea, 2019). Her prior books include The Wise and Foolish Builders and Mortal Geography, winner of the Lexi Rudnitsky Prize and the California Book Award Gold Medal in Poetry, and the novel The Principles Behind Flotation, as well as the co-edited anthology Bullets into Bells: Poets & Citizens Respond to Gun Violence. A former Stegner and NEA fellow, Alexandra was recently awarded a residency at Civitella Ranieri. After a year’s sabbatical in Wales, she is back at University of Idaho, where she is a professor of creative writing.

Cameron McGill is a poet, educator, and musician living in Moscow, ID. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in The American Poetry Review, Beloit Poetry Journal, RHINO, Western Humanities Review, and elsewhere. His chapbook, Meridians, is available from Willow Springs Books. His debut full-length collection, In The Night Field is available June 1st, 2021 from Augury Books. He holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Idaho and teaches at Washington State University, where he co-directs the Visiting Writers Series.

Cameron McGill is a poet, educator, and musician living in Moscow, ID. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in The American Poetry Review, Beloit Poetry Journal, RHINO, Western Humanities Review, and elsewhere. His chapbook, Meridians, is available from Willow Springs Books. His debut full-length collection, In The Night Field is available June 1st, 2021 from Augury Books. He holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Idaho and teaches at Washington State University, where he co-directs the Visiting Writers Series.

Cameron McGill is a poet, educator, and musician living in Moscow, ID. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in The American Poetry Review, Beloit Poetry Journal, RHINO, Western Humanities Review, and elsewhere. His chapbook, Meridians, is available from Willow Springs Books. His debut full-length collection, In The Night Field is available June 1st, 2021 from Augury Books. He holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Idaho and teaches at Washington State University, where he co-directs the Visiting Writers Series.

Cameron McGill is a poet, educator, and musician living in Moscow, ID. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in The American Poetry Review, Beloit Poetry Journal, RHINO, Western Humanities Review, and elsewhere. His chapbook, Meridians, is available from Willow Springs Books. His debut full-length collection, In The Night Field is available June 1st, 2021 from Augury Books. He holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Idaho and teaches at Washington State University, where he co-directs the Visiting Writers Series.

Cameron McGill is a poet, educator, and musician living in Moscow, ID. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in The American Poetry Review, Beloit Poetry Journal, RHINO, Western Humanities Review, and elsewhere. His chapbook, Meridians, is available from Willow Springs Books. His debut full-length collection, In The Night Field is available June 1st, 2021 from Augury Books. He holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Idaho and teaches at Washington State University, where he co-directs the Visiting Writers Series.

Harper Quinn is the author of Coolth (Big Lucks Books, 2018). She received her MFA from Cornell University in 2014, and her work has been supported by Literary Arts and the Regional Arts & Culture Council. Poems can be found in Gramma Daily, Gulf Coast, The Volta and Sixth Finch. She lives in Portland, OR where she works as the Program Director at the Independent Publishing Resource Center.

Hilton Als has been a contributor to The New Yorker since 1989 and a staff writer there since 1994. He has been the recipient of many awards for his theatre and arts criticism and other writings including a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2000 and Lambda Literary’s Trustee Award for Excellence in Literature, which he received in 2016. He won the Pulitzer Prize for criticism in 2017. He’s also a curator, artist, and playwright and the author of two books which bleed together memoir, criticism and cultural commentary, The Women, published in 1996, and 2013’s White Girls. Als is also an associate professor of writing at Columbia University’s School of the Arts and has taught at Yale University, Wesleyan, and Smith College.

Harper Quinn is the author of Coolth (Big Lucks Books, 2018). She received her MFA from Cornell University in 2014, and her work has been supported by Literary Arts and the Regional Arts & Culture Council. Poems can be found in Gramma Daily, Gulf Coast, The Volta and Sixth Finch. She lives in Portland, OR where she works as the Program Director at the Independent Publishing Resource Center.

From a Limestone Ledge: Some Essays and Other Ruminations about Country Life in Texas by John Graves 

Read for The Bookshelf by Tom Bacon

Harper Quinn is the author of Coolth (Big Lucks Books, 2018). She received her MFA from Cornell University in 2014, and her work has been supported by Literary Arts and the Regional Arts & Culture Council. Poems can be found in Gramma Daily, Gulf Coast, The Volta and Sixth Finch. She lives in Portland, OR where she works as the Program Director at the Independent Publishing Resource Center.

From a Limestone Ledge: Some Essays and Other Ruminations about Country Life in Texas by John Graves 

Read for The Bookshelf by Tom Bacon

Harper Quinn is the author of Coolth (Big Lucks Books, 2018). She received her MFA from Cornell University in 2014, and her work has been supported by Literary Arts and the Regional Arts & Culture Council. Poems can be found in Gramma Daily, Gulf Coast, The Volta and Sixth Finch. She lives in Portland, OR where she works as the Program Director at the Independent Publishing Resource Center.

From a Limestone Ledge: Some Essays and Other Ruminations about Country Life in Texas by John Graves 

Read for The Bookshelf by Tom Bacon

Harper Quinn is the author of Coolth (Big Lucks Books, 2018). She received her MFA from Cornell University in 2014, and her work has been supported by Literary Arts and the Regional Arts & Culture Council. Poems can be found in Gramma Daily, Gulf Coast, The Volta and Sixth Finch. She lives in Portland, OR where she works as the Program Director at the Independent Publishing Resource Center.

Melody Puller is a an independent music instructor, freelance musician, and poet living in Spirit Lake, Idaho.

From a Limestone Ledge: Some Essays and Other Ruminations about Country Life in Texas by John Graves 

Read for The Bookshelf by Tom Bacon

Enduring Freedom tells the story of an unlikely friendship between two teenagers, one an American Soldier, and the other an Afghan civilian. Both lives are turned upside down by the terrorist attack of September 11th, 2001, and then thrown together by the war that followed. The story is inspired by the authors' real-life experiences and friendship.

Melody Puller is a an independent music instructor, freelance musician, and poet living in Spirit Lake, Idaho.

From a Limestone Ledge: Some Essays and Other Ruminations about Country Life in Texas by John Graves 

Read for The Bookshelf by Tom Bacon

Melody Puller is a an independent music instructor, freelance musician, and poet living in Spirit Lake, Idaho.

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