Armantrout in Everett

May 31, 2019

Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Rae Armantrout will read from her latest collection, Wobble, on Sunday, June 2, 2019, at 2:00pm, at the Everett Library. The event is free.

If you miss her in Everett, catch Armantrout reading with Ron Silliman on Sunday, June 23, 5:00pm, at Open Books in Seattle.

More on Wobble at Wesleyan University Press.

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set your alarm for this one

October 26, 2018

The 116th Annual Conference of the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) will be held at Western Washington University (WWU) in Bellingham November 9-11, 2018. This year’s theme is “Acting, Roles, Stages.”

The Friday morning General Session will feature a Creative Writers Spotlight with poets Rae Armantrout, Juan Delgado, Kristiana Kahakauwila, and Jane Wong. The session begins at 9:15am at the Performing Arts Center on the WWU campus.

Although current PAMLA 2018 membership and registration is required for all other conference sessions, this event is free and open to the public.

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Thanks to Nancy Pagh and Lysa Rivera for the info.

poetry on vinyl

March 24, 2017

At the intersection of two passions — poetry and vinyl — Fonograf Editions is carving itself a small, bold niche. Calling itself “a vinyl record-only poetry press,” Fonograf is based out of Portland, Oregon, and is an arm of Octopus Books. (We mentioned Octopus a few months back in a post about Octopus editor Mathias Svalina’s Dream Delivery Service.)

Hoping to produce two to three albums each year, Fonograf already has a catalog of two: Conflation by Rae Armantrout and Aloha/irish trees by Eileen Myles.

For more, visit the Fonograf Editions website and Facebook page and also see the article in the Omaha World-Herald.

next week in Seattle

September 10, 2016

Armantrout reading

Currently a Visiting Writer in the Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing & Poetics program at the University of Washington Bothell, poet Rae Armantrout will offer a reading from her new collection, Partly: New and Selected Poems, 2001 – 2015 (Wesleyan University Press) on Friday, September 16, 2016 – 7:00pm at The Elliott Bay Book Company in Seattle.

Awarded a Pulitzer Prize, National Book Critics Circle Award and Guggenheim Fellowship, among others, Armantrout is cited most often as a founding member of the West Coast group of Language poets. Ben Lerner (author most recently of The Hatred of Poetry) interviewed Rae Armantrout for the Winter 2011 BOMB.

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Eclipse Archive…

March 24, 2013

Eclipse - Armantrout - GenerationIf you are interested in “radical small-press writing from the last quarter century” or “carefully selected new works of book-length conceptual unity,” you will definitely want to explore Eclipse Archive. This free online archive offers digital facsimiles of hundreds of works by some sixty authors.
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“Generation” from EXTREMITIES by Rae Armantrout

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