Cheap Wine and Poetry: Frances McCue, Johnny Horton, Erin Malone, and Jane Wong
Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, office holiday parties, the one-hundredth time your drunk uncle whom you only see once a year has told the same damn story: over the next two months, you will have lots of reasons to drink. But here’s the best reason–Cheap Wine & Poetry!
Your favorite drunken reading series closes out 2013 with readings from poets Frances McCue, Johnny Horton, and Erin Malone, plus the ungodly nectar of Charles Shaw for a buck per cup. An open mic follows the features, and the reading is hosted by the sugar-plumy Jeanine Walker.
So, come ho-ho-ho, ha-ha-ha, hey-hey-hey with us!
About the Poets
John Wesley Horton was born in New London, Connecticut, and raised in Northwest Indiana. His poems appear in Poetry Northwest, Golden Handcuffs Review, Cutbank, Notre Dame Review, Pageboy, The Los Angeles Review, Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review, Fourteen Hills, The Laurel Review, and Willow Springs. He’s also been anthologized in City of the Big Shoulders: An Anthology of Chicago Poetry and Alive at the Center: An Anthology of Northwest Poems. His manuscript, A New World Where We Can Stand to Live was a finalist for the National Poetry Series. He’s been the recipient of a Washington Artist Trust GAP grant and residency fellowships from the Ragdale Foundation and The Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. He holds a BA from The Evergreen State College and an MFA from the University of Washington. Currently, John teaches writing at Seattle Central Community College and co-directs the University of Washington’s summer creative writing program in Rome.
Erin Malone’s newest poems appear in Poetry Northwest, The Monarch Review, and Field. Her chapbook, What Sound Does It Make, won the Concrete Wolf Award in 2007. Recipient of grants from King County’s 4Culture, Washington State’s Artist Trust, and the Colorado Council on the Arts, she has taught poetry writing at Richard Hugo House, University of Colorado, University of Washington, and in Rome, Italy. Currently she works with elementary school students through Seattle Arts & Lectures’ Writers in the Schools.
Frances McCue is the author of The Stenographer’s Breakfast, The Car That Brought You Here Still Runs, and The Bled, winner of the 2011 Washington State Book Award. Currently, she’s writing a new book of poems called Always, And. Her book about Northwest Artists and Writers, in response to Mary Randlett’s portraits, is due out in fall 2014. She is a co-founder of Richard Hugo House.
Jane Wong holds an MFA from the University of Iowa and is the recipient of fellowships and scholarships from the U.S. Fulbright Program, the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, the Squaw Valley Community of Writers, and the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown. The recipient of Meridian’s 2013 Editors’ Prize, poems have appeared in journals and anthologies such as CutBank, Salt Hill, Hayden’s Ferry Review, ZYZZYVA, Mid-American Review, The Volta, Octopus, Poetry Northwest, Best New Poets 2012, and The Arcadia Project: North American Postmodern Pastoral. She has two chapbooks, Dendrochronology and Kudzu Does Not Stop and teaches literature at the University of Washington.