Lynx House Poetry and Prose: Nance Van Winckel, Dan Butterworth, John Keeble
Join us and Lynx House Press to celebrate new work by Nance Van Winckel, John Keeble, and Dan Butterworth.
May 13th, 2022 at 7pm.
This event is free and open to the public.
About the poets
Nance Van Winckel is author of nine collections of poetry, including Our Foreigner (Beyond Baroque Press, 2017), Pacific Walkers (U. of Washington Press, 2014), and Book of No Ledge (Pleiades Press Visual Poetry Series, 2016), She has also published five books of fiction, including Ever Yrs, a novel in the form of a scrapbook (Twisted Road Publications, 2014), and Boneland: Linked Stories (U. of Oklahoma Press, 2013). She lives in Spokane, Washington, and teaches at the Vermont College of Fine Arts MFA in Writing Program. She has received two NEA fellowships, the Washington State Book Award, the Paterson Fiction Prize, The Poetry Society of America’s Gordon Barber Poetry Award, a Christopher Isherwood Fiction Fellowship, and three Pushcart Prizes.
Dan Butterworth is professor of writing and literature in the English Department at Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington. He grew up in Seattle and attended Western Washington University where he studied with Annie Dillard. He pulled graveyard shift in a vegetable cannery, unloaded fishing boats, worked crab lines, taught at a school for dyslexic children, and spent a summer on a fire lookout tower in the Cascade Mountains. He earned an M.A. and Ph. D. in English Literature at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He has taught literature and writing at Chapel Hill, Morehead State University in Kentucky, and at Gonzaga University. He has also taught at Gonzaga’s campus in Florence, Italy, where he developed a creative writing course, The Writing Traveler, to support students’ creative writing while studying abroad. He has also participated in Gonzaga’s study abroad programs in Zambia and Ireland. His writing has appeared in many journals including The Baltimore Review, Cream City Review, The Wisconsin Review, The Louisville Review, The Portland Review, The Alaska Quarterly Review, The Santa Clara Review, The Midwest Quarterly Review, The Windless Orchard, Plainsongs, Flyway, Amoskeag, The Rockhurst Review, Poet Lore, The Seattle Review, Willow Springs, and other journals. His books include Waiting for Rain: A Farmer’s Story (nonfiction; Algonquin), The Radium Watch Dial Painters (poetry; Lost Horse Press; finalist for the Washington state Book Awards), The Clouds of Lucca (poetry; Lost Horse Press) and Drunken Man on a Bic (poetry; Lynx House Press).
John Keeble is the author of seven previous books, including Yellowfish, Broken Ground, and The Shadows of Owls. He is also the author of Out of the Channel, the definitive study of the Exxon Valdez disaster. Keeble was cofounder of the graduate creative writing program at Eastern Washington University where he taught for more than thirty years, and has taught also at Grinnell College and the University of Alabama and served as Distinguished Visiting Writer at Boise State University. With his wife Claire, he lives, in a house of his own construction, on a wooded hillside west of Spokane, Washington.
A lyrical exploration of the dysphoria of our current social reality, A Drunken Man on a Bicycle focuses on the intersection between personal and communal experience as authoritarian national leadership overwhelms the individual consciousness.
"There is so much unpredictability and surprise in Nance Van Winckel's poems that they seem to hover, sometimes tremble, slightly ahead of the reader and writer, yet all the while rewarding anyone who cares to follow."--Li-Young Lee, author of Behind My Eyes: Poems