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Posts tagged “poetry”

Marci Calabretta Cancio-Bello Book Launch with Arlene Kim & EJ Koh

Posted Sun, 9/10/2017 - 7:00pm by

Marci Calabretta Cancio-Bello will read from her debut full-length collection, Hour of the Ox (University of Pittsburgh, Pitt Poetry Series), winner of the 2015 Donald Hall Prize in Poetry. ​Cancio-Bello examines the multiplicity of distance, wanderlust, and grief at the intersection…

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Micro Lesson: Jeanine Walker on Discovering Poetic Voice

Posted Fri, 7/07/2017 - 11:04am by  |  Category: , , ,

Our voice as poets is a mix of who we are, what we think and feel, and a summation of everything we’ve read in our lives. Voice is the result of both experience and influence. In her book Black Lightning:…

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Hugo House’s Best-Loved Books of 2016

Posted Wed, 12/07/2016 - 8:00am by  |  Category:

The concept of a “best books” list isn’t, well, novel but we’d be remiss if we didn’t ask the writers and readers of Hugo House what kept them turning pages this year. What couldn’t they put down? What gripped them…

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Three Poems by Hugo Teen Writer Henrietta Hadley

Posted Tue, 2/16/2016 - 1:24pm by  |  Category:

Every week, on Wednesdays, teens flock to the House to attend Write Time, a free writing circle led by Karen Finneyfrock. Every other week, a group of teen writers comes to the Young Writers Cohort, an MFA-style workshop and literary…

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Two Sylvias Press presents Martha Silano & Cecilia Woloch

Posted Thu, 1/21/2016 - 7:00pm by

Two poets with new books out from Two Sylvias Press will read from their recently released collections. Cecilia Woloch will be reading from her chapbook Earth, winner of the 2014 Two Sylvias Chapbook Prize, and Martha Silano will be reading from…

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Books Hugo House Loved in 2015 — Read Them This Year

Posted Wed, 1/13/2016 - 8:00pm by  |  Category:

You’ve seen plenty of best books of 2015, but what about favorite? Trust us: there’s a difference. A piece of writing might be the best in its field—renowned for its surprising use of language, its daring feats of prose — but…

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Feeling rejected? Sylvia Plath did, too

Posted Wed, 12/09/2015 - 2:56pm by  |  Category:

Sitting at my keyboard, thinking of all the reasons why I shouldn’t write what I need to write, one word tends to flash red across my closed eyelids: rejection. What if the words I pour over, the ones I chisel…

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The U-District Farmers Market is Prolific!

Posted Mon, 11/23/2015 - 11:17am by  |  Category:

Last month, we asked the people of U-District Farmers Market to join in on our last collaborative poem — and lucky for us, everyone gave us their best stuff! If you haven’t been following these posts, the deal is this:…

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Featured Hugo 30/30 Writer: Claire Woodard

Posted Wed, 10/07/2015 - 6:43pm by  |  Category:

Last October, I wrote every day for thirty minutes. OK, fine, I skipped a few days. But I always made up for them the next day by writing for an hour. Really. I carried a journal with me and pulled it…

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Phoetry: A Collaborative Poem from the Phinney Farmers Market

Posted Tue, 9/29/2015 - 6:50pm by  |  Category:

Our volunteer, Mike, had a great time at Phinney Market, and lots of young poets and their families turned up to help us create poems about the Phinney Market. Enjoy. Good Food On Every Corner Food is eaten here Familiar,…

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West Seattle Farmers Market Wrote You a Poem

Posted Tue, 9/15/2015 - 1:44pm by  |  Category:

Hugo House is on tour—with a typewriter! For the next couple months, you can find us at various farmers markets, facilitating an “exquisite corpse” poem: market-goers will contribute one line each to a collaborative poem (also known as an “exquisite corpse”) to be…

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Wave in the PNW: An Evening with Wave Books

Posted Thu, 9/10/2015 - 7:00pm by

Wave Books, one of the nation’s most exciting and innovative poetry presses, comes to Hugo House to present five Wave poets who live in the Pacific Northwest. About the Poets Alejandro de Acosta is a teacher, writer, and translator—in no particular…

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Buddy Wakefield: Riled Up and Wasted On Light

Posted Sat, 4/04/2015 - 7:00pm by

Award-winning spoken-word artist Buddy Wakefield is touring! Come see his electrifying show here at Hugo House. Tickets at the link above. About Buddy Wakefield BUDDY WAKEFIELD is a three-time world champion spoken word artist featured on the BBC, ABC Radio…

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Dispatches: Kary Wayson on Making Your Poetry Better

Posted Sat, 2/28/2015 - 12:18am by  |  Category:

How and How by Kary Wayson Yesterday I met separately with two different students—one a man who has been making poems daily, privately (i.e., without an audience or publication) for the past twenty years; the other, a much younger woman,…

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Classy Talk with Kary Wayson

Posted Thu, 1/09/2014 - 10:52pm by  |  Category:

What is the title of your class? Master Class in Poetry People should take this class if… they want to join a smart, lively, often passionate 10-week (never long enough!) discussion of poetry’s problems and — how do I say it? — rocketship rides!

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