Jared Leising

July 19, 2022

Jared Leising is the author of the chapbook The Widows and Orphans of Winesburg, Ohio. His poems have appeared in various Washington publications such as Pontoon, Crab Creek Review, Stringtown, as well as on Metro Buses and local radio. Jared was selected as a Jack Straw Writer in 2001 and curated the Jack Straw Writers […]

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Sierra Nelson

June 29, 2022

Sierra Nelson is a poet, lyric essayist, collaborative performance and installation artist, and teacher. Nelson’s books include The Lachrymose Report (PoetryNW Editions), collaborations with visual artist Loren Erdrich including I Take Back the Sponge Cake (Rose Metal Press), and Vis-à-Vis Society collaborations such as Who Are We? with 7-inch vinyl record. Winner of the Carolyn Kizer Prize, her poems have appeared in numerous […]

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Tom Pearson

March 16, 2022

Tom Pearson is a poet, multi-media performance and visual artist, choreographer, director, and filmmaker whose work combines material culture and audience-centered narratives, taking the form of mixed-media projects that employ theater, art, choreography, and poetry as well as ceremony, artifact, and mythos to craft interactive experiences. He is known for his original works for theater, including the […]

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Berette S Macaulay

March 16, 2022

Berette S Macaulay is a photo-based interdisciplinary artist, curator, and writer born in Sierra Leone, and raised in Jamaica. Her work engages complex cultural negotiations of be/longing, coded identity-performance, memory, and mythmaking. Spaces of exhibition and sharing include, Melkweg Expo (Netherlands), Art Alive (India), SP-Arte (Brazil), Jacob Lawrence Gallery, Memorial ACTe Museum (Guadeloupe), and Annenberg […]

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Carrie Beyer

March 7, 2022

Carrie Beyer is a poet and essayist. A mother of three school-aged children, she grew up in rural Kansas and now lives in the Pacific Northwest where she works as a bookseller at Eagle Harbor Book Company. Carrie holds an MFA in Writing from Pacific University. Her poems have been published in Prairie Schooner, Apeiron […]

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Helen Anderson

March 3, 2022

Helen Anderson is a fiction writer and software designer living in Seattle. Originally from Austin, Texas, she holds a B.S. in Science, Technology & Society and an M.S. in Human-Computer Interaction.

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Emily Parzybok

March 3, 2022

Emily Parzybok is a writer, political consultant and teacher from Seattle. She serves as the Executive Director of Balance Our Tax Code advocating for progressive solutions to balance the tax code at the state legislature and on the ballot. She is a writer and an MFA candidate at New York University’s low residency program. Her work […]

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Katharine Strange

March 2, 2022

Katharine Strange specializes in questioning received wisdom with a wink and a smirk. She writes personal essays, short stories, novels, and now, memoir! Her work has appeared in The Seattle Times, The Stranger, OC87 Diaries, Literary Yard, ScaryMommy, and anthology The Pandemic Midlife Crisis: Gen X Women on the Brink. She was a 2021 Mainstage Storyteller for […]

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Ruth Schemmel

March 2, 2022

Ruth Schemmel’s short fiction has appeared in Bellevue Literary Review, Fiction, and New Orleans Review, among other places. She has been a finalist in Glimmer Train’s Fiction Open and a fifth-place overall winner in the NYC Midnight Short Fiction Challenge. A former Peace Corps volunteer, she works as a teacher of high school English language […]

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Vincent Rendoni

March 2, 2022

Vincent Antonio Rendoni (he / him / his) is a Seattle-based poet and writer. He is the winner of Blue Earth Review’s 2021 Annual Flash Fiction Contest. He is a contributor to What They Leave Behind: A Latinx Anthology. His work has appeared / will be appearing in the Texas Review, Juked, Fiction Southeast, Sky […]

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