Joshua Beckman at WWU

February 9, 2019


Poet Joshua Beckman will discuss two of his two recent books, Three Talks and The Lives of the Poems (Wave Books, 2018), on Wednesday, February 13, 2019, at 6:00pm, at Western Washington University (Bond Hall, room 105), as part of the Bagley Wright Lecture Series on Poetry. The event is free.

Joshua Beckman is the author of many other books, including The Inside of an Apple, Take It, Shake, Your Time Has Come, and two collaborations with Matthew Rohrer: Nice Hat. Thanks. and Adventures While Preaching the Gospel of Beauty. He is editor-in-chief at Wave Books and has translated numerous works of poetry and prose, including Micrograms, by Jorge Carrera Andrade, 5 Meters of Poems (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2010) by Carlos Oquendo de Amat, and Poker (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2008) by Tomaž Šalamun, which was a finalist for the PEN America Poetry
in Translation Award. He also co-edited Supplication: Selected Poems of John Wieners (Wave Books, 2015). He lives in Seattle and New York.


Dana Killmeyer, UNLV MFA studentThere’s a venerable tradition linking poetry and buses. We’ve posted on this topic before and here’s one more. In Las Vegas, Nevada, Dana Killmeyer, an MFA student at UNLV, decided to take poetry to the people, recruiting fellow poet Shannon Salter to read poems on board the bus known as the “Deuce.” Read more about their surprise performance in “Captive audience: An ambush poetry reading on the public bus.” For additional links to the poetry-bus tradition, read about the Wave Books Poetry Bus cross-country tour in 2006 (more on that from the Poetry Foundation) and on-the-bus readings in Vancouver, BC.
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Photo: Yasmina Chavez

Celebrate the ow in Bukowski

November 19, 2013

Bukowski Erasure PoetryAre you a fan of Charles Bukowski? Have you tried your hand at erasure poetry? Here’s an opportunity combine the two. Silver Birch Press, an independent publisher located in Los Angeles, invites your submissions to Bukowski Erasure Poetry.

See examples on Bukowski on Wry. The call for submissions and guidelines are here and the deadline is December 15, 2013. Selected Bukowski Erasure poems will appear on the Bukowski On Wry blog and in a printed collection.

Silver Birch Press has recently released the Bukowski: An Anthology of Poetry & Prose about Charles Bukowski, a 272-page collection that includes portraits of the author by over 75 writers and artists around the world.

poetry and film…coming up!

January 31, 2013

entertainmentMark your calendar for what promises to be a memorable poetry event: 3 Days of Poetry: Poetry and Film. Beginning the evening of Friday, February 22, 2013, and continuing through Sunday, February 24, Seattle-based  independent poetry press Wave Books will present contemporary and vintage films, video and television featuring poetry and poets as well as a studio where poets can record their own short film. Events will be held at Gallery 1412 in Seattle. Full details here.

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