Maya Jewell Zeller and Laura Read

We are pleased to announce an in-store event Friday, November 19th at 7pm with poets Maya Jewell Zeller and Laura Read!

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About the poets: 

Laura Read is the author of Dresses from the Old Country (BOA, 2018), Instructions for My Mother’s Funeral (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2012), and The Chewbacca on Hollywood Boulevard Reminds Me of You (Floating Bridge Press, 2011). She served as poet laureate for Spokane, Washington from 2015-17 and teaches at Spokane Falls Community College.

Maya Jewell Zeller (she/her) was born in the walk-up apartment above her parents' gas station on the Oregon Coast. She is the author of Rust Fish; Yesterday, the Bees; and the interdisciplinary collaboration, Alchemy for Cells & Other Beasts; recent prose appears/is forthcoming in Gettysburg ReviewGuesthouse Literary, and The Rumpus. Maya serves as Poetry Editor for Scablands Books, Associate Professor at Central Washington University, and Affiliate Faculty in Western Colorado’s low-residency MFA.

Event date: 
Friday, November 19, 2021 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
402 W Main Ave
Spokane, WA 99201
Dresses from the Old Country (American Poets Continuum #168) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781942683667
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Published: BOA Editions - October 9th, 2018

In Laura Read's second poetry collection, the former poet laureate of Spokane, WA, weaves past and present together to create a portrait of a life in progress.

Instructions for My Mother’s Funeral (Pitt Poetry Series) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780822962151
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Published: University of Pittsburgh Press - November 25th, 2012

This collection is divided into three sections. The first opens with the speaker’s reflections on her childhood loss of her father and subsequent move to a new house and a new life, a life in which she is always alert to the absences and danger but also a life in which she begins to see language as a kind of salvation.

Alchemy for Cells & Other Beasts Cover Image
ISBN: 9780997395730
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Published: Entre Rios Books - October 3rd, 2017

Poetry. Women's Studies. Ecopoetics. ALCHEMY FOR CELLS & OTHER BEASTS charts a course into magical waters, anchoring itself in the frightening politicization of a woman's body.