(Duvall Poetry is not meeting in July)
August 1, 2018: T. Clear
A founder of Floating Bridge Press, T. Clear’s poetry has appeared in many magazines and anthologies, most recently in Terrain.org, Scoundrel Time, UCity Review, Raven Chronicles, The Rise Up Review, and 56 Days of August/Poetry Postcards. Her work has been nominated for a Pushcart Award and Independent Best American Poetry Award. She is a lifelong resident of Seattle, and has the good fortune to spend her days inventing new color combinations to paint on sandblasted glass, allowing her to make her living as an artist.
Emcee: Mary Crane
September 5, 2018:
December 5, 2018: Griffith H. Williams
Griffith H. Williams says: "Chapbooks and broadsides are the heart of my work. I learned to operate an antique printing press from my parents. It seemed natural, early on, to start printing my own poems with hand-carved linoleum block illustrations. The goal has been a chapbook a year, whenever possible. As of 2017, my current mark is twenty-three books over twenty-five years. Most often, my poems arise from formal verse structure and traditional bardic techniques. Topics celebrate history, nature, Wales, water, boats, children’s verse and more."
January 2, 2019: Carolyne Wright
Carolyne Wright’s latest book is This Dream the World: New & Selected Poems (Lost Horse Press, 2017), whose title poem received a Pushcart Prize and was included in The Best American Poetry 2009. Her co-edited anthology, Raising Lilly Ledbetter: Women Poets Occupy the Workspace (Lost Horse, 2015), received ten Pushcart Prize nominations and was a finalist in the Foreword Review’s Book of the Year Awards. She is author of nine previous books and chapbooks of poetry, a book of essays, and five volumes of poetry in translation from Spanish and Bengali, the latest of which is Map Traces, Blood Traces / Trazas de mapa, trazas de sangre (Mayapple Press, 2017), a bilingual sequence of poems by Seattle-based Chilean poet, Eugenia Toledo (featured at Duvall in September 2017). Wright teaches for Richard Hugo House and for national and international literary conferences and festivals. A Contributing Editor for the Pushcart Prizes and a Senior Editor for Lost Horse Press, she lived in Chile and traveled in Brazil on a Fulbright Grant during the presidency of Salvador Allende. She has received grants from the NEA, 4Culture, and Seattle’s Office of Arts & Culture, among others, and returned to Brazil in mid-2018 on an Instituto Sacatar residency fellowship in Bahia.
February 6, 2019: Sibyl James
Sibyl James is the author of twelve books--poetry, fiction and travel memoirs--including In China with Harpo and Karl (Calyx Books), The Adventures of Stout Mama (Papier-Mache Press), China Beats (Egress Studio Press), The Grand Piano Range (Black Heron Press) and, most recently, Hard Goods & Hot Platters (Last Word Press). She has taught at colleges in the U.S., China, Mexico, and--as Fulbright professor--Tunisia and Cote d'Ivoire. Her writing has received awards from Artist Trust and the Seattle, King County and Washington State arts commissions.
March 6, 2019: Benjamin Schmitt
Benjamin Schmitt is the Best Book Award and Pushcart nominated author of three books, most recently Soundtrack to a Fleeting Masculinity (Clare Songbirds Publishing House, Fall 2018). His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in the Antioch Review, Hobart, Worcester Review, Columbia Review, Roanoke Review, and elsewhere. A co-founder of Pacifica Writers’ Workshop, he has also written articles for The Seattle Times and At The Inkwell. He lives in Seattle with his wife and daughter.