Poetry Moment

Heather Tillery lives in Spokane with her husband, three daughters, and her cat, each beloved, and all muses. She has a B.A. in Creative Writing, and is currently a MFA candidate at Eastern Washington University.  Her poetry explores the themes of motherhood, the journey towards wholeness, and navigating life in present day America. 

Tim Hunt holds a Ph. D. in English from Northern Illinois University which he never used much since he mainly taught interdisciplinary studies, non-profit management, and communications.  He came to Idaho in 1987 to be the executive director of The Festival at Sandpoint in the Gunther Schuller years.  He returned to higher education at Lewis-Clark State College as an Associate Professor of Language, Literature and Communications and Director of the Coeur d’Alene Center.  His next job was as a field organizer for Planned Parenthood of the Inland Northwest which was then the name of the Spokane Affiliate.  He is retired and lives in Hayden with his wife Kathryn and their two cats.

Tim Hunt holds a Ph. D. in English from Northern Illinois University which he never used much since he mainly taught interdisciplinary studies, non-profit management, and communications.  He came to Idaho in 1987 to be the executive director of The Festival at Sandpoint in the Gunther Schuller years.  He returned to higher education at Lewis-Clark State College as an Associate Professor of Language, Literature and Communications and Director of the Coeur d’Alene Center.  His next job was as a field organizer for Planned Parenthood of the Inland Northwest which was then the name of the Spokane Affiliate.  He is retired and lives in Hayden with his wife Kathryn and their two cats.

Tim Hunt holds a Ph. D. in English from Northern Illinois University which he never used much since he mainly taught interdisciplinary studies, non-profit management, and communications.  He came to Idaho in 1987 to be the executive director of The Festival at Sandpoint in the Gunther Schuller years.  He returned to higher education at Lewis-Clark State College as an Associate Professor of Language, Literature and Communications and Director of the Coeur d’Alene Center.  His next job was as a field organizer for Planned Parenthood of the Inland Northwest which was then the name of the Spokane Affiliate.  He is retired and lives in Hayden with his wife Kathryn and their two cats.

Tim Hunt holds a Ph. D. in English from Northern Illinois University which he never used much since he mainly taught interdisciplinary studies, non-profit management, and communications.  He came to Idaho in 1987 to be the executive director of The Festival at Sandpoint in the Gunther Schuller years.  He returned to higher education at Lewis-Clark State College as an Associate Professor of Language, Literature and Communications and Director of the Coeur d’Alene Center.  His next job was as a field organizer for Planned Parenthood of the Inland Northwest which was then the name of the Spokane Affiliate.  He is retired and lives in Hayden with his wife Kathryn and their two cats.

Tim Hunt holds a Ph. D. in English from Northern Illinois University which he never used much since he mainly taught interdisciplinary studies, non-profit management, and communications.  He came to Idaho in 1987 to be the executive director of The Festival at Sandpoint in the Gunther Schuller years.  He returned to higher education at Lewis-Clark State College as an Associate Professor of Language, Literature and Communications and Director of the Coeur d’Alene Center.  His next job was as a field organizer for Planned Parenthood of the Inland Northwest which was then the name of the Spokane Affiliate.  He is retired and lives in Hayden with his wife Kathryn and their two cats.

Nance Van Winckel's most recent collection of poems, which won the Pacific Coast Poetry Award, is Our Foreigner (Beyond Baroque Books, 2016). Other collections of poems include Pacific Walkers (U. of Washington Press, 2013), No Starling (U. of Washington Press, 2007), Beside Ourselves (Miami U. Press, 2000), After a Spell (Miami U. Press, 1998), The Dirt(Miami U. Press, 1994), and Bad Girl, with Hawk (U. of Illinois, 1988).

Nance Van Winckel's most recent collection of poems, which won the Pacific Coast Poetry Award, is Our Foreigner (Beyond Baroque Books, 2016). Other collections of poems include Pacific Walkers (U. of Washington Press, 2013), No Starling (U. of Washington Press, 2007), Beside Ourselves (Miami U. Press, 2000), After a Spell (Miami U. Press, 1998), The Dirt(Miami U. Press, 1994), and Bad Girl, with Hawk (U. of Illinois, 1988).

Nance Van Winckel's most recent collection of poems, which won the Pacific Coast Poetry Award, is Our Foreigner (Beyond Baroque Books, 2016). Other collections of poems include Pacific Walkers (U. of Washington Press, 2013), No Starling (U. of Washington Press, 2007), Beside Ourselves (Miami U. Press, 2000), After a Spell (Miami U. Press, 1998), The Dirt(Miami U. Press, 1994), and Bad Girl, with Hawk (U. of Illinois, 1988).

Nance Van Winckel's most recent collection of poems, which won the Pacific Coast Poetry Award, is Our Foreigner (Beyond Baroque Books, 2016). Other collections of poems include Pacific Walkers (U. of Washington Press, 2013), No Starling (U. of Washington Press, 2007), Beside Ourselves (Miami U. Press, 2000), After a Spell (Miami U. Press, 1998), The Dirt(Miami U. Press, 1994), and Bad Girl, with Hawk (U. of Illinois, 1988).

Nance Van Winckel's most recent collection of poems, which won the Pacific Coast Poetry Award, is Our Foreigner (Beyond Baroque Books, 2016). Other collections of poems include Pacific Walkers (U. of Washington Press, 2013), No Starling (U. of Washington Press, 2007), Beside Ourselves (Miami U. Press, 2000), After a Spell (Miami U. Press, 1998), The Dirt(Miami U. Press, 1994), and Bad Girl, with Hawk (U. of Illinois, 1988).

Derek Sheffield’s collection of poetry, Through the Second Skin (Orchises, 2013), was a finalist for the Washington State Book Award. His poems have also appeared in The Southern Review, Poetry, The Gettysburg Review, AGNI, and The Georgia Review, and were given special mention in the Puschart Prize Anthology.

Derek Sheffield’s collection of poetry, Through the Second Skin (Orchises, 2013), was a finalist for the Washington State Book Award. His poems have also appeared in The Southern Review, Poetry, The Gettysburg Review, AGNI, and The Georgia Review, and were given special mention in the Puschart Prize Anthology.

Derek Sheffield’s collection of poetry, Through the Second Skin (Orchises, 2013), was a finalist for the Washington State Book Award. His poems have also appeared in The Southern Review, Poetry, The Gettysburg Review, AGNI, and The Georgia Review, and were given special mention in the Puschart Prize Anthology.

Derek Sheffield’s collection of poetry, Through the Second Skin (Orchises, 2013), was a finalist for the Washington State Book Award. His poems have also appeared in The Southern Review, Poetry, The Gettysburg Review, AGNI, and The Georgia Review, and were given special mention in the Puschart Prize Anthology.

Derek Sheffield’s collection of poetry, Through the Second Skin (Orchises, 2013), was a finalist for the Washington State Book Award. His poems have also appeared in The Southern Review, Poetry, The Gettysburg Review, AGNI, and The Georgia Review, and were given special mention in the Puschart Prize Anthology.

All this week (the first week of winter), Spokane Public Radio volunteers and staff are sharing selections from "Snow-Bound: A Winter Idyl" by John Greenleaf Whittier.

All this week (the first week of winter), Spokane Public Radio volunteers and staff are sharing selections from "Snow-Bound: A Winter Idyl" by John Greenleaf Whittier.

All this week (the first week of winter), Spokane Public Radio volunteers and staff are sharing selections from "Snow-Bound: A Winter Idyl" by John Greenleaf Whittier.

All this week (the first week of winter), Spokane Public Radio volunteers and staff are sharing selections from "Snow-Bound: A Winter Idyl" by John Greenleaf Whittier.

All this week (the first week of winter), Spokane Public Radio volunteers and staff are sharing selections from "Snow-Bound: A Winter Idyl" by John Greenleaf Whittier.

Annie Mattson was born and raised in Spokane and is a recent graduate of Willamette University. Having earned a BA in English Literature, she enjoys reading, playing tabletop games, and spending time outdoors. 

Annie Mattson was born and raised in Spokane and is a recent graduate of Willamette University. Having earned a BA in English Literature, she enjoys reading, playing tabletop games, and spending time outdoors. 

Annie Mattson was born and raised in Spokane and is a recent graduate of Willamette University. Having earned a BA in English Literature, she enjoys reading, playing tabletop games, and spending time outdoors. 

Annie Mattson was born and raised in Spokane and is a recent graduate of Willamette University. Having earned a BA in English Literature, she enjoys reading, playing tabletop games, and spending time outdoors. 

Annie Mattson was born and raised in Spokane and is a recent graduate of Willamette University. Having earned a BA in English Literature, she enjoys reading, playing tabletop games, and spending time outdoors. 

Allegra Armstrong's prose and poetry have appeared in The Same, Cleaver, Underground Pool, Steel Toe Review, Harbinger Asylum, Indicia and The Last Petal. She primarily writes about the alternate nihilism and joy that women experience in an objectifying society. Originally from Philadelphia, she is currently an MFA candidate at Eastern Washington University, where she teaches Composition.

Allegra Armstrong's prose and poetry have appeared in The Same, Cleaver, Underground Pool, Steel Toe Review, Harbinger Asylum, Indicia and The Last Petal. She primarily writes about the alternate nihilism and joy that women experience in an objectifying society. Originally from Philadelphia, she is currently an MFA candidate at Eastern Washington University, where she teaches Composition.

Allegra Armstrong's prose and poetry have appeared in The Same, Cleaver, Underground Pool, Steel Toe Review, Harbinger Asylum, Indicia and The Last Petal. She primarily writes about the alternate nihilism and joy that women experience in an objectifying society. Originally from Philadelphia, she is currently an MFA candidate at Eastern Washington University, where she teaches Composition.

Allegra Armstrong's prose and poetry have appeared in The Same, Cleaver, Underground Pool, Steel Toe Review, Harbinger Asylum, Indicia and The Last Petal. She primarily writes about the alternate nihilism and joy that women experience in an objectifying society. Originally from Philadelphia, she is currently an MFA candidate at Eastern Washington University, where she teaches Composition.

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