Seattle Arts & Lectures' Poetry Series presents established and emerging poets for readings and lectures, now in a new venue at the Broadway Performance Hall
on the Seattle Central College campus! The first event with Alice Walker will be held at Benaroya Hall
Series and Create-Your-Own subscriptions are on sale now! Join us for all six evenings starting at just $109. Subscriptions include a copy of Alice Walker's new book, Taking the Arrow Out of the Heart, and Ilya Kaminsky's latest, Deaf Republic.
The 2018/19 Poetry Series will feature evenings with:
ALICE WALKER ON OCTOBER 10 AT Benaroya Hall
: Walker is an internationally celebrated, prolific writer, poet and activist whose books include seven novels, four collections of short stories, four children’s books, and volumes of essays and poetry.
DANEZ SMITH ON NOVEMBER 26: Smith is a Black, queer, poz writer and performer. Their most recent collection, Don’t Call Us Dead, was a finalist for the 2017 National Book Award.
SOLMAZ SHARIF ON FEBRUARY 11: Sharif is the author of the poetry collection LOOK (Graywolf Press, 2016), a finalist for the National Book Award and the PEN Open Book Award and the winner of the 2017 American Book Award for Poetry.
ILYA KAMINSKY ON APRIL 1: Kaminsky is a hard-of-hearing Russian-Jewish-American poet, critic, translator, and professor, whose latest collection, Deaf Republic (2019), is forthcoming from Graywolf Press.
HERE: POEMS FOR THE PLANET featuring Kimiko Hahn & Friends ON APRIL 25: Just in time for Earth Day and National Poetry Month, we’ll be celebrating eco-poetics as a mode of creative resistance. This reading and discussion will launch the Copper Canyon Press anthology HERE: Poems for the Planet. Featuring poets who write with urgency and hope about the natural world.
JERICHO BROWN ON MAY 21: Brown is the award-winning author of three books of poetry, including a forthcoming collection with Copper Canyon Press, each work posing questions about race, masculinity, and sexuality, often through the lens of the Bible.