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Saturday, September 14 • 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Poetry of Parenthood in a Changing World

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The poetry of parenthood has never been more diverse or transgressive. Gone are the days of simple odes to flower-picking toddlers. Now, poems of parenthood are studded with the rhinestones of technology, social media, police violence, and the perils of a warming planet. Where do these concerns intersect with the children in our poems? And how can we write our children into a world as unimaginably complicated and compromised as the one we live in today? Six parent poets will answer these questions through a spirited reading from their recently published collections of poems.

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Maya Jewell Zeller

Poetry Editor, Scablands Books
Maya Jewell Zeller (Scablands Poetry Editor & CWU Professor) is the author of the interdisciplinary collaboration (with visual artist Carrie DeBacker) Alchemy for Cells & Other Beasts (Entre Rios Books, 2017), the chapbook Yesterday, the Bees (Floating Bridge Press, 2015), and the... Read More →
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Rob Schlegel

ROB SCHLEGEL is the author of The Lesser Fields (Center for Literary Publishing 2009), selected by James Longenbach for the Colorado Prize for Poetry, and January Machine (Four Way Books 2014), selected by Stephanie Burt for the Grub Street National Book Prize. His third collection... Read More →

Heather Cahoon

Heather Cahoon, PhD, received her MFA in Poetry from the University of Montana where she was the Richard Hugo Scholar.  She has been awarded a Merriam Frontier Prize, a Potlatch Native Arts grant and a Montana Arts Council Artist Innovation Award.  Her writing has appeared in Hanging... Read More →
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Laura Read

Laura Read is the author of Dresses from the Old Country (BOA Editions, 2018), Instructions for My Mother’s Funeral (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2012, and the chapbook The Chewbacca on Hollywood Boulevard Reminds Me of You (Floating Bridge Press, 2011). She served as Spokane's... Read More →
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Geffrey Davis

Geffrey Davis is the author of Night Angler (BOA Editions), winner of the 2018 James Laughlin Award from the Academy of American Poets, and Revising the Storm (BOA Editions), winner of the 2013 A. Poulin, Jr. Poetry Prize. He also coauthored the chapbook Begotten (URB Books, 2016... Read More →
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Keetje Kuipers

Senior Editor, Poetry Northwest
Keetje Kuipers is the author of three books of poems, all from BOA Editions: Beautiful in the Mouth (2010), which was chosen by Thomas Lux as the winner of the A. Poulin, Jr. Poetry Prize, The Keys to the Jail (2014), which was a book club selection for The Rumpus, and All Its Charms... Read More →

Saturday September 14, 2019 2:30pm - 4:00pm MDT
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