Poetry Moment

Brooke Matson is a poet and book artist in Spokane, Washington, where she is the executive director of Spark Central, a non-profit dedicated to igniting creativity, innovation, and imagination. Eight years of teaching and mentoring at-risk youth deepened her study of physical science and the psychological effects of violence and loss. Matson's second collection of poetry, In Accelerated Silence, was selected by Mark Doty as winner of the Jake Adam York Prize and published by Milkweed Editions. 

Brooke Matson is a poet and book artist in Spokane, Washington, where she is the executive director of Spark Central, a non-profit dedicated to igniting creativity, innovation, and imagination. Eight years of teaching and mentoring at-risk youth deepened her study of physical science and the psychological effects of violence and loss. Matson's second collection of poetry, In Accelerated Silence, was selected by Mark Doty as winner of the Jake Adam York Prize and published by Milkweed Editions. 

Brooke Matson is a poet and book artist in Spokane, Washington, where she is the executive director of Spark Central, a non-profit dedicated to igniting creativity, innovation, and imagination. Eight years of teaching and mentoring at-risk youth deepened her study of physical science and the psychological effects of violence and loss. Matson's second collection of poetry, In Accelerated Silence, was selected by Mark Doty as winner of the Jake Adam York Prize and published by Milkweed Editions. 

Brooke Matson is a poet and book artist in Spokane, Washington, where she is the executive director of Spark Central, a non-profit dedicated to igniting creativity, innovation, and imagination. Eight years of teaching and mentoring at-risk youth deepened her study of physical science and the psychological effects of violence and loss. Matson's second collection of poetry, In Accelerated Silence, was selected by Mark Doty as winner of the Jake Adam York Prize and published by Milkweed Editions. 

Brooke Matson is a poet and book artist in Spokane, Washington, where she is the executive director of Spark Central, a non-profit dedicated to igniting creativity, innovation, and imagination. Eight years of teaching and mentoring at-risk youth deepened her study of physical science and the psychological effects of violence and loss. Matson's second collection of poetry, In Accelerated Silence, was selected by Mark Doty as winner of the Jake Adam York Prize and published by Milkweed Editions. 

Mike Aleman is a retired high school and college English teacher. He has published books of poetry (The Chalk Dust Poet) as well as short stories (Adios Mi Abuela). He is a frequent contributor of poetry and stories on KPBX.

Mike Aleman is a retired high school and college English teacher. He has published books of poetry (The Chalk Dust Poet) as well as short stories (Adios Mi Abuela). He is a frequent contributor of poetry and stories on KPBX.

Mike Aleman is a retired high school and college English teacher. He has published books of poetry (The Chalk Dust Poet) as well as short stories (Adios Mi Abuela). He is a frequent contributor of poetry and stories on KPBX.

Mike Aleman is a retired high school and college English teacher. He has published books of poetry (The Chalk Dust Poet) as well as short stories (Adios Mi Abuela). He is a frequent contributor of poetry and stories on KPBX.  

Mike Aleman is a retired high school and college English teacher. He has published books of poetry (The Chalk Dust Poet) as well as short stories (Adios Mi Abuela). He is a frequent contributor of poetry and stories on KPBX.

Dean Davis

Aileen Keown Vaux is a queer poet and essayist whose chapbook Consolation Prize was published in 2018 by Scablands Books. Their poems can be found in Faultline Journal, Roanoke Review, Northwest Review, and Portland Review. Their poem "Dark Matter" was a finalist for the 2021 Fugue Poetry Prize. 

Dean Davis

Aileen Keown Vaux is a queer poet and essayist whose chapbook Consolation Prize was published in 2018 by Scablands Books. Their poems can be found in Faultline Journal, Roanoke Review, Northwest Review, and Portland Review. Their poem "Dark Matter" was a finalist for the 2021 Fugue Poetry Prize.  

Dean Davis

Aileen Keown Vaux is a queer poet and essayist whose chapbook Consolation Prize was published in 2018 by Scablands Books. Their poems can be found in Faultline Journal, Roanoke Review, Northwest Review, and Portland Review. Their poem "Dark Matter" was a finalist for the 2021 Fugue Poetry Prize. 

Dean Davis

Aileen Keown Vaux is a queer poet and essayist whose chapbook Consolation Prize was published in 2018 by Scablands Books. Their poems can be found in Faultline Journal, Roanoke Review, Northwest Review, and Portland Review. Their poem "Dark Matter" was a finalist for the 2021 Fugue Poetry Prize. 

Montana Public Radio

Arnie Sherman is a Montana entrepreneur and host of Montana Public Radio’s podcast CAN DO: Essential Business Lessons. He is also a lifelong Shakespeare aficionado. He has taken up the late in life gauntlet from Missoula Singer/Songwriter Elias Harms, to interpret the Sonnets of Shakespeare in a singularly American voice and style. He was first exposed to Shakespeare as a NYC public school student in many visits to The American Shakespeare Theatre, in Stratford, Connecticut. 

Montana Public Radio

Arnie Sherman is a Montana entrepreneur and host of Montana Public Radio’s podcast CAN DO: Essential Business Lessons. He is also a lifelong Shakespeare aficionado. He has taken up the late in life gauntlet from Missoula Singer/Songwriter Elias Harms, to interpret the Sonnets of Shakespeare in a singularly American voice and style. He was first exposed to Shakespeare as a NYC public school student in many visits to The American Shakespeare Theatre, in Stratford, Connecticut. 

Montana Public Radio

Arnie Sherman is a Montana entrepreneur and host of Montana Public Radio’s podcast CAN DO: Essential Business Lessons. He is also a lifelong Shakespeare aficionado. He has taken up the late in life gauntlet from Missoula Singer/Songwriter Elias Harms, to interpret the Sonnets of Shakespeare in a singularly American voice and style. He was first exposed to Shakespeare as a NYC public school student in many visits to The American Shakespeare Theatre, in Stratford, Connecticut.

Montana Public Radio

Arnie Sherman is a Montana entrepreneur and host of Montana Public Radio’s podcast CAN DO: Essential Business Lessons. He is also a lifelong Shakespeare aficionado. He has taken up the late in life gauntlet from Missoula Singer/Songwriter Elias Harms, to interpret the Sonnets of Shakespeare in a singularly American voice and style. He was first exposed to Shakespeare as a NYC public school student in many visits to The American Shakespeare Theatre, in Stratford, Connecticut.

Montana Public Radio

  

Arnie Sherman is a Montana entrepreneur and host of Montana Public Radio’s podcast CAN DO: Essential Business Lessons. He is also a lifelong Shakespeare aficionado. He has taken up the late in life gauntlet from Missoula Singer/Songwriter Elias Harms, to interpret the Sonnets of Shakespeare in a singularly American voice and style. He was first exposed to Shakespeare as a NYC public school student in many visits to The American Shakespeare Theatre, in Stratford, Connecticut.

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Ellen Welcker is the author of the poetry collections Ram Hands and The Botanical Garden. She has also published four chapbooks, including “The Pink Tablet," which lived a second life as a feral opera, a live, multi-genre performance adapted and performed by a team of incredible local collaborators, including Rebecca Chadwell and Madeline McNeill. She lived in Spokane, WA from 2011 until summer of 2021, and has recently moved with her family to the midwest. 


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Ellen Welcker is the author of the poetry collections Ram Hands and The Botanical Garden. She has also published four chapbooks, including “The Pink Tablet," which lived a second life as a feral opera, a live, multi-genre performance adapted and performed by a team of incredible local collaborators, including Rebecca Chadwell and Madeline McNeill. She lived in Spokane, WA from 2011 until summer of 2021, and has recently moved with her family to the midwest. 

Lumiere Tintype Photography

Ellen Welcker is the author of the poetry collections Ram Hands and The Botanical Garden. She has also published four chapbooks, including “The Pink Tablet," which lived a second life as a feral opera, a live, multi-genre performance adapted and performed by a team of incredible local collaborators, including Rebecca Chadwell and Madeline McNeill. She lived in Spokane, WA from 2011 until summer of 2021, and has recently moved with her family to the midwest. 

Lumiere Tintype Photography

Ellen Welcker is the author of the poetry collections Ram Hands and The Botanical Garden. She has also published four chapbooks, including “The Pink Tablet," which lived a second life as a feral opera, a live, multi-genre performance adapted and performed by a team of incredible local collaborators, including Rebecca Chadwell and Madeline McNeill. She lived in Spokane, WA from 2011 until summer of 2021, and has recently moved with her family to the midwest. 


Lumiere Tintype Photography

  

Ellen Welcker is the author of the poetry collections Ram Hands and The Botanical Garden. She has also published four chapbooks, including “The Pink Tablet," which lived a second life as a feral opera, a live, multi-genre performance adapted and performed by a team of incredible local collaborators, including Rebecca Chadwell and Madeline McNeill. She lived in Spokane, WA from 2011 until summer of 2021, and has recently moved with her family to the midwest. 

Bill Patterson

Dick Warwick is the cowboy poet of Oakesdale, among other distinctions. A lifetime farmer and troubadour, he has taken his art from the Palouse to Australia.

Bill Patterson

Dick Warwick is the cowboy poet of Oakesdale, among other distinctions. A lifetime farmer and troubadour, he has taken his art from the Palouse to Australia.

Bill Patterson

Dick Warwick is the cowboy poet of Oakesdale, among other distinctions. A lifetime farmer and troubadour, he has taken his art from the Palouse to Australia.

Bill Patterson

Dick Warwick is the cowboy poet of Oakesdale, among other distinctions. A lifetime farmer and troubadour, he has taken his art from the Palouse to Australia.

Bill Patterson

Dick Warwick is the cowboy poet of Oakesdale, among other distinctions. A lifetime farmer and troubadour, he has taken his art from the Palouse to Australia.

Melody Puller is an independent music instructor, freelance musician and poet living in Spirit Lake, Idaho. She is a frequent contributor to The Piano Bench on KPBX. 

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