Thursday, November 1, 2012 - 7:00pm
It's the last "Cheap Wine and Poetry" of 2012, and we're going out with a bang--or at least quite a few poetry sighs--featuring readings from Sarah Galvin, Robert Lashley, Rose McAleese and Raul Sanchez, plus wine for a buck per cup and the drunken antics of our host Jeanine Walker.
As always, the open mic follows the featured readers, and the event is free. Books will be for sale by the poets.
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About the Poets
Sarah Galvin wrote the “Midnight Haiku” poetry series for The Stranger until she began her MFA in poetry at UW. She also reviews food found on the street for her blog, The Pedestretarian. The thing she loves most about reviewing discarded food is receiving text messages that say things like “I hear the bus stop on 3rd and Union is covered with ham.” Her poems can be found in Hoarse, Proximity, Pageboy and the inaugural volume of the Pacific Poetry Project, set to be released in March, 2013.
Robert Lashley has been called "The Sweetest Scary Ass Brother You Will Ever Know." A semi finalist for the PEN/Rosenthal fellowship, Robert often performs at Northwest spoken word venues and has helped Bellingham, where he lives, develop one of the nation's finest open mic scenes. He does not, however, drink the blood of fratboys and rappers from Mercer Island (No matter what anybody in Tacoma tells you.). He has had poems published in such journals as Feminete, No Regrets and Your Hands, Your Mouth. He is not, however, a fire breathing dragon. His poetry was also featured in "Many Trails To The Summit", an anthology of Northwest form and lyric poetry. His full length book, "Songs My City Taught Me," was published by Radical Lunchbox Press in 2009. And I repeat: Not a Dragon, and doesnt drink anybody's blood.
Rose McAleese is a poet and a filmmaker who was born on Halloween night in Seattle, where she was delivered by a doctor in a giant spider costume, which, so far, has pretty much set the tone for the rest of her life. She began writing poetry before she actually knew how to write, filling dozens of notebooks with her indecipherable scrawl. Her penmanship and spelling eventually improved and she was named Individual Youth Slam Poet in 2007 and 2008, and was a member of the Seattle Youth Slam Poetry Team that competed at Brave New Voices National Poetry Slams in 2007, 2008, and 2009. She also competed on the University of Washington poetry team at the 2010 College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational, where she was nominated Best Female Poet. She was a member of the 2011 Seattle Adult Poetry Slam team and was named “Rookie of the Year,” an honor she found both flattering and funny. In 2012 she represented Seattle at the Women of the World Poetry Slam. McAleese works as a freelance writer, editor and director in her hometown of Seattle. In her spare time, she occupies herself by considering her next move and working on her tan. Neither project seems to be working out as planned.
Raúl Sánchez, conducts workshops on The Day of the Dead. His most recent work is the translation of John Burgess’ "Punk Poems "in his book "Graffito." His work appeared online in The Sylvan Echo, Flurry, Gazoobitales, Pirene’s Fountain, many times in La Bloga and several journals. An avid collector of poetry books Raul proclaims himself a “thrift store junkie” who occasionally volunteers as a DJ for KBCS 91.3 FM, a community radio station. He has been a board member of the Washington Poets Association and is a moderator for the Poets Responding to SB 1070 Facebook page. His inaugural collection, "All Our Brown-Skinned Angels," is filled with poems of cultural identity, family, civil protest and personal celebration.