Wednesday, February 22, 2012

March Posters

two posters this month, for the price of one!

March Castalia

Let's usher Spring in with style at the March Castalia Reading! We have a scintillating line-up for Tuesday, March 6th, beginning with the bright and promising second year prose writers Valerie Arvidson and Cecilia Kiely.

Prepare for more than a mere smattering of alumni, as we are excited to feature:

Sarah Erickson ('09 Poetry, '10 Prose), who has a penchant for the sensual and mystical.

Prose alum Zachary Watterson, a Pushcart Prize nominee and the recipient of multiple scholarships to the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, who has been published in The Massachusetts Review, The Stranger, Sendero, Salt River Review, and Struggle, among others.

And Poet Kevin Craft, who received his MFA in 1995. He is the current editor of Poetry Northwest and has had work appear in Poetry, VERSE, AGNI, and Poetry Daily. Kevin has received fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, the Bogliasco Foundation, the Camargo Foundation, and the Artist Trust of Washington State. His collection Solar Prominence was published in 2005.

Our final reader for the evening will be UW professor Richard Kenney, has, among other things, been the recipient of the Yale Younger Poets Prize, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and a MacArthur Genius Award. His collections of poems include The Evolution of the Flightless Bird, Orrery, The Invention of the Zero, and most recently The One-Strand River

We are honored and excited to have all of these writers perform at Castalia this month!

What: March Castalia Reading
When: Tuesday, March 6th, 8 pm
Where: Richard Hugo House

. . . . As always the bar and the book table will be open, so bring some cash! . . .

On Sunday, March 11, 2012 at 2 a.m., Daylight Saving Time begins.
and March 21st is the Spring Equinox!

February Recap

February Castalia was a lovely affair. The full moon that fateful night brought out everyone's best imaginations. First year poet Jay Yencich wowed us by demonstrating that one can use the word tesseract in a poem. Second year Katherine Eulensen shared some poems about soil, water, sky and grape, and fellow second year poet Erika Wilder embraced her cards, reading some tarot-inspired poems. After the break, second year prose writer Piper Daniels shared a moving selection from her collage work. Alum Emily Beyer gifted us with poems via spoken word and song, and UW's own David Shields shared a compressed mashup from his book "The Thing About Life is One Day You'll Be Dead."

Sunday, February 19, 2012

February Castalia Audio

The order of readings was:

Jay Yencich
Katherine Eulensen
Erika Wilder

Piper Daniels
Emily Beyer
David Shields

Monday, February 6, 2012

February Castalia!

Tuesday Feb 7th 8 pm
Richard Hugo House

Poster by Jean Burnet