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Chris Cook was recently announced as the Spokane Civic Poet Laureate for 2019-2021. 

His first collection of poetry, The View from the Broken Micwas published in 2012 (Gray Dog Press). Additional work has been published by Sage Hill Press, Scablands Books, and The Spokesman-Review. His children’s poetry has been published by Little, Brown Books, Meadowbrook Press, and Scholastic Press. His new collection, Damn Good Cookie, was released in 2016 by Korrektiv Press.

Dean Davis | Pictures of Poets

Chris Cook was recently announced as the Spokane Civic Poet Laureate for 2019-2021. 

His first collection of poetry, The View from the Broken Micwas published in 2012 (Gray Dog Press). Additional work has been published by Sage Hill Press, Scablands Books, and The Spokesman-Review. His children’s poetry has been published by Little, Brown Books, Meadowbrook Press, and Scholastic Press. His new collection, Damn Good Cookie, was released in 2016 by Korrektiv Press.

Dean Davis | Pictures of Poets

Chris Cook was recently announced as the Spokane Civic Poet Laureate for 2019-2021. 

His first collection of poetry, The View from the Broken Micwas published in 2012 (Gray Dog Press). Additional work has been published by Sage Hill Press, Scablands Books, and The Spokesman-Review. His children’s poetry has been published by Little, Brown Books, Meadowbrook Press, and Scholastic Press. His new collection, Damn Good Cookie, was released in 2016 by Korrektiv Press.

Dean Davis | Pictures of Poets

Chris Cook was recently announced as the Spokane Civic Poet Laureate for 2019-2021. 

His first collection of poetry, The View from the Broken Micwas published in 2012 (Gray Dog Press). Additional work has been published by Sage Hill Press, Scablands Books, and The Spokesman-Review. His children’s poetry has been published by Little, Brown Books, Meadowbrook Press, and Scholastic Press. His new collection, Damn Good Cookie, was released in 2016 by Korrektiv Press.

Dean Davis | Pictures of Poets

Chris Cook was recently announced as the Spokane Civic Poet Laureate for 2019-2021. 

His first collection of poetry, The View from the Broken Micwas published in 2012 (Gray Dog Press). Additional work has been published by Sage Hill Press, Scablands Books, and The Spokesman-Review. His children’s poetry has been published by Little, Brown Books, Meadowbrook Press, and Scholastic Press. His new collection, Damn Good Cookie, was released in 2016 by Korrektiv Press.

Cynthia Schulz taught in the public schools for nearly 30 years. She loves poetry and literature and promotes them as often as she can. She has shared poems with people near the base of Cathedral Rock in Sedona, Arizona and keeps her eyes open for ways to include poetry in the flow and fabric of daily life. 

Cynthia Schulz taught in the public schools for nearly 30 years. She loves poetry and literature and promotes them as often as she can. She has shared poems with people near the base of Cathedral Rock in Sedona, Arizona and keeps her eyes open for ways to include poetry in the flow and fabric of daily life. 

Cynthia Schulz taught in the public schools for nearly 30 years. She loves poetry and literature and promotes them as often as she can. She has shared poems with people near the base of Cathedral Rock in Sedona, Arizona and keeps her eyes open for ways to include poetry in the flow and fabric of daily life. 

Cynthia Schulz taught in the public schools for nearly 30 years. She loves poetry and literature and promotes them as often as she can. She has shared poems with people near the base of Cathedral Rock in Sedona, Arizona and keeps her eyes open for ways to include poetry in the flow and fabric of daily life. 

Cynthia Schulz taught in the public schools for nearly 30 years. She loves poetry and literature and promotes them as often as she can. She has shared poems with people near the base of Cathedral Rock in Sedona, Arizona and keeps her eyes open for ways to include poetry in the flow and fabric of daily life. 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

"Ribcage" by Ben Read

Oct 18, 2019

Ben Read is a junior at Reed College in Portland, Oregon, where he studies comparative literature. He works as an editor for the Reed College Quest and he coordinates the Visiting Writers Series as an assistant to the English department. Outside of his work as a student, he writes poetry, plays basketball, and dances tango. 

 

Laura Read is a poet and educator living in Spokane. She is the author of Dresses from the Old Country (BOA Editions, 2018); Instructions for my Mother’s Funeral (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2012, winner of the AWP Donald Hall Prize for Poetry, selected by Dorianne Laux), and The Chewbacca on Hollywood Boulevard Reminds Me of You (winner of the Floating Bridge Press Chapbook Award, 2011). Her poems appear widely.

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).

 

Shawn Vestal’s debut novel, Daredevils, was published in spring 2016 by Penguin Press. His collection of short stories, Godforsaken Idaho, published by New Harvest in April 2013, was named the winner of the PEN/​Robert W. Bingham Prize, which honors a debut book that “represents distinguished literary achievement and suggests great promise.” He also published A.K.A. Charles Abbott, a short memoir, as a Kindle Single in October 2013.

Grace June

Karen Mobley is an artist, writer and arts consultant.  Her poetry has been included in anthologies including WA129, Spokane Writes, I am a Town, and will be a part of Try this at Home being published by Scablands Press.  Karen is one of the poets featured in www.picturesofpoets.com.   A long time ago, she published a chapbook called Prairie Wind Winter.  To learn more about Karen go to www.karenmobley.com.

photo by Bill Patterson

Born and raised in the Palouse Hills Region of Eastern Washington state, Dick Warwick lives on the family place where he and his wife, Sue, raise horses, a few cattle and grain crops.  He is the fourth generation of his family to farm and ranch in that locale; and his son has followed in his footsteps. He has been involved with livestock and farming his whole life, and has written poetry almost that long.

A former National Book Award finalist and winner of the Edgar Allan Poe Award, Jess Walter is the author of six novels, one book of short stories and one nonfiction book. His work has been translated into 32 languages, and his fiction has been selected three times for Best American Short Stories as well as the Pushcart Prize and Best American Nonrequired Reading.

Aileen Keown Vaux earned her MFA in Creative Writing from Eastern Washington University. Her debut collection of poems Consolation Prize, inspired by her passion for county fairs and her experiences growing up in Central Washington, was published by Scablands Books in 2018.

Dean Davis | Pictures of Poets

Chris Cook was recently annouced as the Spokane Civic Poet Laureate for 2019-2021. 

Dean Davis | Pictures of Poets

Mark L. Anderson is a co-founder of the poetry open mic, Broken Mic, in Spokane, Washington. In 2012 he was awarded the inaugural Ken Warfel fellowship for poets who have made substantial contributions to their communities. He has served as Spokane's Civic Poet Laureate since 2017.

Joyce Wilkens lives on the Palouse in Spokane, Washington. Her passion for nature, beauty in expression, faith and connecting with people through their stories prompted her work as author/poet/artist/photographer.

Joyce worked as an art/history docent and actor for the Spokane Museum of Arts and Culture. She is a member of the River Ridge Association of Fine Arts and Poetry Scribes of Spokane.

Joyce Wilkens lives on the Palouse in Spokane, Washington. Her passion for nature, beauty in expression, faith and connecting with people through their stories prompted her work as author/poet/artist/photographer.

Joyce worked as an art/history docent and actor for the Spokane Museum of Arts and Culture. She is a member of the River Ridge Association of Fine Arts and Poetry Scribes of Spokane.

Joyce Wilkens lives on the Palouse in Spokane, Washington. Her passion for nature, beauty in expression, faith and connecting with people through their stories prompted her work as author/poet/artist/photographer.

Joyce worked as an art/history docent and actor for the Spokane Museum of Arts and Culture. She is a member of the River Ridge Association of Fine Arts and Poetry Scribes of Spokane.

Joyce Wilkens lives on the Palouse in Spokane, Washington. Her passion for nature, beauty in expression, faith and connecting with people through their stories prompted her work as author/poet/artist/photographer.

Joyce worked as an art/history docent and actor for the Spokane Museum of Arts and Culture. She is a member of the River Ridge Association of Fine Arts and Poetry Scribes of Spokane.

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