WordsWest 34 - Aimee Nezhukumatathil & Susan Rich

In "Expanding Existence," poets Aimee Nezhukumatathil and Susan Rich celebrate National Poetry Month with poems that revel in the world’s mysteries, from the vast to the minute, from nature to art, from curiosities to companionship. Open Books will provide the books, its owner Billie Swift will read

a Favorite Poem, and C & P Coffee Company will provide the perfect gathering spot. Thanks always to Seattle's Office of Arts and Culture and Poets & Writers, Inc for sponsorship.

Aimee Nezhukumatathil is professor of English in the University of Mississippi’s MFA program. Her newest collection of poems, OCEANIC, is forthcoming with Copper Canyon Press in April 2018. She is also the author of the forthcoming book of illustrated nature essays, WORLD OF WONDER (2019, Milkweed), and three previous poetry collections: LUCKY FISH (2011), AT THE DRIVE-IN VOLCANO (2007), and MIRACLE FRUIT (2003)–all from Tupelo Press. Her most recent chapbook isLACE & PYRITE, a collaboration of nature poems with the poet Ross Gay. She is the poetry editor of Orion magazine and her poems have appeared in the Best American Poetry series, American Poetry Review, New England Review, Poetry,Ploughshares, and Tin House. Honors include a poetry fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Pushcart Prize.

Susan Rich is the author of four collections of poetry including Cloud Pharmacy,The Alchemist’s Kitchen, named a finalist for the Foreword Prize and the Washington State Book Award, Cures Include Travel, and The Cartographer’s Tongue, winner of the PEN USA Award for Poetry and the Peace Corps Writers Award. Along with Brian Turner and Jared Hawkley, she is editor of The Strangest of Theatres: Poets Writing Across Borders. Rich’s poems have appeared in theAntioch Review, Alaska Quarterly Review, Christian Science Monitor, Harvard Review,Gettysburg Review, New England Review, Northwest Review, Poetry International andThe Southern Review. Susan is an alumna of Hedgebrook, the Helen Whiteley Center and the Ucross Foundation. She serves on the boards of Crab Creek Review, Floating Bridge Press and Whit Press.

WordsWest Literary Series is a monthly series that invites writers, readers, and the West Seattle community to take literary joyrides as passengers and drivers.

The Favorite Poem Project, a vital part of WordsWest’s monthly literary events, invites a community member to share a favorite poem and information about his or her organization. On April 18th, we welcome a favorite poem from Billie Swift, owner of Open Books: A Poem Emporium.

WordsWest is curated by West Seattle writers Katy E. Ellis, Susan Rich, and Harold Taw, and this season's intern/co-curator is Joannie Stangeland. Grant funding from Seattle Office of Arts and Culture and Poets & Writers, Inc. allows WordsWest to pay featured writers for their time and talent. Join us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/WordsWestLiterary.
For more information, please contact wordswestliterary@gmail.com or visit http://WordsWestLiterary.com.

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5612 California Ave SW, 98136
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18 April , Wednesday 19:00

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