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  • Date: October 20
  • Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm PT

Rose Alley Press Reading with Kate Lebo, Carol Light, Kristen McHenry, Belle Randall, and Carolyne Wright

Join us in the cabaret for an evening of poetry sponsored by Rose Alley Press.

The event is free.

Featured poets:

Kate Lebo’s poems appear in Best New Poets 2011, Poetry Northwest, Bateau, and The Portland Review. She’s an editor for Filter and has received a Nelson Bentley Fellowship, a 4Culture grant, and a Soapstone Residency. Her zine A Commonplace Book of Pie was published in 2010. She holds an MFA from the University of Washington and frequently teaches classes linking pie and poetry. Kate blogs at www.pieschool.tumblr.com.

Carol Light lives in Port Townsend and teaches English part-time at Olympic College. Her poems have appeared in Prairie Schooner, Poetry Northwest, Narrative, Literary Bohemian, and Mare Nostrum, and she has poems forthcoming in 32 poems and Lung. Carol has received a GAP fellowship from Artist Trust and was a 2012 Jack Straw performer. She has also completed a full-length poetry manuscript, Periscope and Vestibule.

Kristen McHenry has published several poetry collections, including Triplicity: Poems in Threes (Indigo Ink, 2011) and The Goatfish Alphabet (Naissance, 2009). Her poems have appeared in many publications, including Bare Root Review, Numinous Magazine, and the Rose Alley Press anthology Many Trails to the Summit. She serves on the editorial staff of Literary Bohemian and blogs at www.thegoodtypist.blogspot.com.

Belle Randall’s poetry appears in A Century of Poetry, a new anthology from Poetry magazine celebrating one hundred years of continuous publication (Chicago University Press, fall, 2012). Last spring, the Bancroft Library at UC Berkeley published two art books of selections from her correspondence with the poet Thom Gunn. She is the Poetry Editor of Common Knowledge, an interdisciplinary journal from Duke University Press.

Carolyne Wright has published nine poetry collections, including her latest, Mania Klepto: The Book of Eulene (Turning Point, 2011). Her anthologies of translations include Majestic Nights: Love Poems of Bengali Women (White Pine, 2008). Her poems have appeared in Iowa Review, Southern Review, AGNI, Poetry, and numerous other journals. She has taught at Radcliffe, Emory, and Seattle University, and since 2005 for the Whidbey Writers Workshop MFA Program. She is co-editing an anthology for Lost Horse Press, Raising Lilly Ledbetter: Women Poets Occupy the Workspace.