SPLAB Presents, Armendinger, Tillinghast, Kirk, Feb 21

SPLAB Presents Feb 21Seattle Poetics Lab (SPLAB) brings three poets into one space for an evening of readings. Join us for this literary event in the heart of Seattle’s Capitol Hill. A $5 suggested donation will support the readers. Vermillion Art Gallery and Bar is at 1508 11th Ave, Seattle, Washington 98122

Brent Armendinger is the author of The Ghost in Us Was Multiplying (Noemi Press, 2015), as well as two chapbooks, Undetectable (New Michigan Press, 2009) and Archipelago (Noemi Press, 2009). His work has also appeared in many journals, including Aufgabe, Colorado Review, Denver Quarterly, DIAGRAM, Fourteen Hills, LIT, Puerto del Sol, Volt, and Web Conjunctions. Brent grew up in Warsaw, NY, and studied at Bard College and the University of Michigan, where he received an Avery Hopwood Award in Poetry. In 2013, he was awarded a residency at the Headlands Center for the Arts. Brent is an Associate Professor of English and World Literature at Pitzer College, and he lives in Los Angeles.

Julia Clare Tillinghast is from Michigan. She studied poetry at Sarah Lawrence College and Virginia Tech, where she received her MFA. She has spent a number of years, on and off, living in Istanbul, Turkey, and is co-translator, along with Richard Tillinghast, of Dirty August, a selected poems of the experimental 20th-century Turkish poet Edip Cansever. In addition to translations in Agni, Guernica, The Boston Review, Crazy Horse, Arts & Letters, Poetry Daily, Verse Daily & others, she has had poems in 3:AM Magazine, Passages North, Sou’Wester, Pank, The Bakery, Tin House, and Rattle, who nominated her for a 2013 Pushcart prize. She was a featured poet Poetry Press Week’s 2014 Spring/Summer Season. Her first chapbook, Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth, is out from Snoot Books. She lives in Portland with her son, Hamza..

Jason Kirk is the author of “Reverb” and “The Other Whites in South Africa.” His writing awards include Hopwood Major and Minor Poetry Prizes.

Visit Vermillion Art Gallery and Bar’s website for more information about the venue: vermillionseattle.com

About Splabman

Poet/interviewer Paul Nelson: Founded: SPLAB (Seattle Poetics LAB) & the Cascadia Poetry Festival Wrote: American Sentences (2015), A Time Before Slaughter (2010) and Organic in Cascadia: A Sequence of Energies (Lumme Editions, Brazil, 2013). His 2015 interview with José Kozer was published in 2016 (Ranchos Press) as Tiovivo Tres Amigos. Interviewed: Allen Ginsberg, Michael McClure, Joanne Kyger, Robin Blaser, Anne Waldman, Ed Sanders, Diane di Prima, Nate Mackey, George Bowering, Brenda Hillman, among others and is engaged in a 20 year bioregional cultural investigation of Cascadia, including the festival, a MOOC (Innovative Cascadia Poetry), interviews with Cascadia poets indigenous elders and activists, and the anthology Make It True: Poetry From Cascadia. Paul is co-editor of that anthology as well as 56 Days of August the poetry postcard anthology and writes an American Sentence daily. *MOOC = Massive Open Online Course
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