Stacey Levine and Lori Goldston – The Post Office

April 10, 2024

The Post Office is a comic, surreal play, produced in 1995 through the Jack Straw Artist Support Program, about a wildly narcissistic postal clerk, a weak, sniveling customer, and matters of the human heart. Stylistically, it pays homage to playwrights such as Ionesco and Beckett. Stacey Levine will read from her new book Mice 1961 […]

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Sauti – Nancy Mburu

April 3, 2024

Nancy Mburu’s project for the 2023 Jack Straw Writers Program is a novel titled Sauti, which translates to The Voice. The novel follows a performing poet named Nuru, who loses her voice when she immigrates to the United States from Kenya. In her conversation with curator Priscilla Long, she talks about how she first started […]

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Katharine Threat – anatomy of my mixed body pt. 3

March 27, 2024

Katharine Threat produced the audio version of her book anatomy of my mixed body through the Jack Straw Artist Support Program. The full book will be available for listening soon. Visit Blue Cactus Press for updates: https://bluecactuspress.com/

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365/24/7 – Julene Tripp Weaver

March 20, 2024

Julene Tripp Weaver‘s project for the 2023 Jack Straw Writers Program is a memoir titled 365/24/7 that delves into Julene’s experience working in AIDS service while keeping her own AIDS status private. In her conversation with curator Priscilla Long, she talks about the strategies she used to prevent burnout while working in AIDS social services, […]

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Kaley Lane Eaton – Lookout

March 13, 2024

Singer-songwriter, composer, and performer Kaley Lane Eaton releases her new album Lookout, produced in part through the Jack Straw Artist Support Program, this Friday, March 15th. She celebrates the release that evening with a concert at the Chapel Performance Space: https://www.waywardmusic.org/?p=8047 Album photo by Michelle Smith-Lewis; styling by Gina Bettelli; cover design by Alex Allen.

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Remembering Indigenous and Latino History – Jim Cantú

March 6, 2024

Jim Cantú’s project for the 2023 Jack Straw Program is a collection of poems that cover the ignored historical stories of People of Color, Indigenous People, and Latinos. In his conversation with curator Priscilla Long, they talk about how Jim first got interested in studying his indigenous heritage, the way his wife encouraged him to […]

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Artscape – Obo Addy

February 28, 2024

This Artscapes radio piece was produced at Jack Straw in 2000 as part of a series highlighting the work of Jack Straw’s resident artists. The project Safarini: In Transit featured African immigrant artists living in Seattle. In addition to Obo Addy,  a drummer, dancer, and composer from Ghana, Safarini included Wawali Bonane, Kofi Anang, Lora […]

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I Can’t Wait Any Longer – Brian Dang

February 21, 2024

Brian Dang’s project for the 2023 Jack Straw Writers Program is a collection of poems inspired by Brian’s ability to speak their family’s language (Cantonese) but not being able to read or write it. In their conversation with curator Priscilla Long, they talk about how Cantonese has framed the way they think, how realistic writing […]

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Benjamin Hunter – Hold On, Live at Jack Straw

February 14, 2024

Benjamin Hunter performed “Hold On” as part of his solo set the Jack Straw artist showcase in October 2021. You can find the archived video of Ben’s whole set on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nrv9IWYn6HM  

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Making a Foothold For Peace – Carla Shafer

February 7, 2024

Carla Shafer’s project for the 2023 Jack Straw Writers Program is a collection of poems exploring the themes of family, the natural world of the Pacific Northwest, and social justice. In her interview with curator Priscilla Long, she talks about the relationship between political activism and art, the founding of Chuckanut Sandstone Writers Theater Open […]

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