EcoTheo Collective at Jack Straw: AWP offsite reading

March 10, 2023, 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Event Details

Join poets Anastacia-Renee, Claire Wahmanholm, Janine Joseph, and Jason Myers as they celebrate the publication of their new books as part of AWP Seattle. Books will be available for signing. 

Anastacia-Renee (she/they) is a queer, hybrid writer, educator, retro-flector speaker and podcaster. She is the author of Side Notes from the Archivist, (HarperCollins (Amistad)), (v.) (Black Ocean), and Forget It (Black Radish) Renee was selected by NBC News as part of the list of “Queer Artist of Color Dominate 2021’s Must See LGBTQ Art Shows.” She was former Seattle Civic Poet (2017-2019), Hugo House Poet-in-Residence (2015-2017) Jack Straw Curator and Arc Artist Fellow (2020). Their work has been published widely.

Claire Wahmanholm is the author of Wilder (Milkweed Editions 2018), Redmouth (Tinderbox Editions 2019), and the forthcoming Meltwater (Milkweed Editions 2023). Her work has most recently appeared in, or is forthcoming from, Cream City Review, TriQuarterly, Sierra, Ninth Letter, Blackbird, Washington Square Review, Copper Nickel, and Beloit Poetry Journal. She was a 2020-2021 McKnight Writing Fellow, and is the winner of the 2022 Montreal International Poetry Prize. Claire lives in the Twin Cities.

Janine Joseph is a poet and librettist from the Philippines. She is the author of Decade of the Brain and Driving Without a License, winner of the Kundiman Poetry Prize. Her work has appeared in The Nation, The Atlantic, The Georgia Review, Orion, Poets & Writers, Poem-a-Day, and the Smithsonian’s “What It Means to Be American” project. She is also co-editing Undocupoetics: An Introduction, forthcoming from Harper Collins/Harper Perennial. A co-organizer for Undocupoets and MacDowell Fellow, she is an associate professor of creative writing at Oklahoma State University and the inaugural Dean’s Distinguished Visiting Scholar at Virginia Tech.

Jason Myers serves as editor-in-chief of EcoTheo Review and co-director of EcoTheo Collective. A National Poetry Series finalist, his work has appeared in The Believer, Image, Kenyon Review, Orion, The Paris Review, and elsewhere. Maker of Heaven & (Belle Point Press, 2023) is his debut poetry collection. A Place for the Genuine: Reflections on Nature, Poetry, and Vocation is forthcoming from Eerdmans. An Episcopal priest, he lives with his family in Texas.


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