UW Castalia MFA Program Presents: Monthly Readings
Join Hugo House in welcoming back Castalia—University of Washington MFA program's monthly reading series featuring graduate students, faculty, and alumni. Showcasing published and unpublished drafts of work by authors from a variety of disciplines, professional backgrounds, and age demographics, Castalia offers authors a platform for community reading while putting their work in conversation with other voices, styles, concerns, and identities. The first half of the reading features three student authors, and the second half one alum and one faculty member.
ANDREW FELD is the author of two books of poetry, most recently Raptor (University of Chicago Press, 2012). His work has appeared in Poetry, Ploughshares, The Yale Review and many other journals, and has been anthologized in The Best American Poetry series and several editions of the Pushcart: Best of the Small Presses. His other honors include a Stegner Fellowship from Stanford University and the “Discovery” / The Nation Award. The former Editor-in-Chief of the Seattle Review, he is an Associate Professor of English/Creative Writing at the University of Washington. He is currently working on a prose work, an as-yet-untitled auto/biography of his mother.
PATRICK MILIAN is the author of The Unquiet Country, forthcoming from Entre Ríos Books, and the chapbook Pornographies. His work has recently appeared in Poetry, Gulf Coast, Carolina Quarterly, and the anthology Between Certain Death and a Possible Future, a Lambda Literary Award nominee. His musical collaborations have been performed across the country, including the song cycle The Gleaners with composer Emerson Eads, which was a finalist for the American Prize in Composition. He received his MFA and PhD from the University of Washington, where he was a Joff Hanauer Fellow. He’s newly tenured faculty at Green River College. IG: @patrick.milian
Ry Lucia Dozier-Lerum
RY LUCIA DOZIER-LERUM (they/them) is a fourth-year undergraduate at the University of Washington. They have delighted in writing creatively since they knew how to put words on paper and are ecstatic to finally study it full-time (even if it took trying out two other degrees first). They are also a musician and can be found on Instagram at @ryluciamusic.
PETER MUNRO was born in Fairbanks, Alaska in 1957. He was raised in small fishing towns, going through his biggest changes in Sitka, Alaska. This has left him permanently afflicted with a love of fishing. Munro used to conduct research fishing in the Bering Sea, the Gulf of Alaska, and the Aleutian Islands. The data were to help estimate annual harvest levels of commercially important demersal fishes. When not at sea, the sad poet was chained to a computer in Seattle, mis-underestimating abundance parameters, failing to write papers, and making poems by night. Now retired, Munro makes poems by day, out in the open, without fear of being found out. This now-happy poet studies in the MFA program at the UW. His poems have been published here and there.