The only thing different about Dan Cooper was his bomb. ...more
Tags: air travel, airplanes, Cascade Mountains, D.B. Cooper, Dan Cooper, DB Cooper, Emily Nelson, fbi, female victims, Flight 305, Florence Schaffner, gender inequality, Golden Age of Skyjacking, hijacked, hijacker, hostage, hostages, Oregon, Pacific Northwest, Pan Am, pilot, Portland, ransom, ransom note, Seattle, sexual harassment, sexual violence, Tina Mucklow, trauma, true crime, unsolved crime, washington, Washington State, wild west, William Scott, workplace harassment
Anne Liu Kellor discusses her debut memoir, HEART RADICAL.
Tags: Anne Liu Kellor, bilingual, Chengdu, China, Chinese, Chinese American, Cultural Revolution, debut memoir, family trauma, generational trauma, genocide, Grace Loh Prasad, Heart Radical, Heart Radical: A Search for Language Love and Belonging, heritage, historical trauma, identity, intergenerational memory, intergenerational trauma, language, Lhasa, Mandarin, memoir, mixed race, Pacific Northwest, Puget Sound, Seattle, tibet, travel, travel memoir, travel writing, White Supremacy
With Gabrielle Bates, I.S. Jones, and Erin Marie Lynch.
Tags: Abel, Abigail Chabitnoy, Alabama, american south, anorexia, Before the First Book, Birmingham, Blake, Blessing the Boats, Brigit Pegeen Kelly, bulimia, C. D. Wright, Cain, Cain and Abel, Claire Meuschke, craft, Dakota, Dakota Uprising, Defacing the Monument, Derrida, Dian Million, Diane Glancy, Erin Marie Lynch, Feeling for the Frame, Gabrielle Bates, How to Dress a Fish, I.S. Jones, John Berger, Judas Goat, Julia Kristeva, Layli Long Soldier, Linda Gregg, Ludovico Einaudi, M. NourbeSe Philip, Madness Rack and Honey, Mary Ruefle, Muriel Rukeyser, Newfound, Pacific Northwest, Patricia Smith, Patrycja Humienik, Paula Gunn Allen, Philip Metres, poems, poetry, rachel edelman, Richard Scott, Simone Weil, Solmaz Sharif, Songs of Innocence and Experience, Spells of My Name, Standing Rock, Susan Briante, The Marriage of Heaven and Hell, The Sacred Hoop, Tina Campt, Todd Haynes, Upend, Vanessa Beecroft, ways of seeing, Waziyatawin Angela Wilson, writing process, writing ritual
Kelli Russell Agodon discusses her new collection, DIALOGUES WITH RISING TIDES.
Tags: "The Phantom Tollbooth", carolyn kizer, community, Copper Canyon, Copper Canyon Press, COVID, COVID-19, Dialogues with Rising Tides, dyslexia, Kelli Russell Agodon, Letters from the Emily Dickinson Room, MFA, natural world, nature, nature poet, On Poetry & Craft, Pacific Northwest, pandemic, poems, poetry, Poets on the Coast, Rainier Writing Workshop, Risa Denenberg, teaching, teaching writing, Theodore Roethke, Tom Sawyer, Two Sylvias Press, White Pine Press, wordplay, writing community
Central to Subduction is the question of cultural ownership, namely in story. ...more
Tags: anthropologist, anthropology, book review, debut novel, identity, Kristen Millares Young, Kristina Tate, landscape, Latinx, Makah, Makah Indian Reservation, Mexican, natural world, nature, Neah Bay, Pacific Northwest, relationships, review, Subduction
Kristen Millares Young discusses her debut novel, SUBDUCTION.
Tags: academia, anthropologist, anthropology, Coast Salish, colonialism, colonization, Cowlitz, Cuban, debut novel, Diaspora, Doc Daugherty, Elissa Washuta, historical trauma, immigrants, Indigenous, intergenerational trauma, James Baldwin, journalism, journalist, Kristen Millares Young, Latinx, Leni Zumas, Luis Urrea, Makah, Makah Indian Reservation, Melissa Febos, Native, Native American, Neah Bay, Pacific Northwest, racial inequality, Racism, Red Hen Press, repatriation, research, reservation, revision, Ruth Kirk, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, storytelling, Subduction, trauma, zadie smith
Foster discusses their new story collection, SHINE OF THE EVER.
Tags: 1990s, 90s, astrology, celebrity, Claire Rudy Foster, coming out, faith, fame, family of choice, femme, genderqueer, I've Never Done This Before, Interlude Press, LGBTQ, Marissa Korbel, naming, nonbinary, Oregon, Pacific Northwest, patriarchy, Portland, Portlandia, queer, queerness, religion, Shine of the Ever, spirituality, tarot, The Last Unicorn, trans
Nate Wooley, the reason for this piece, is a essential force in the contemporary music. ...more
Tags: Clifford Still, Columbia Icefield, ensemble, Gang Gang Dance, grace paley, Harry Partch, improvisation, improvised, jazz, Jim Harrison, John Berryman, Ken Vandermark, Mary Halvorson, Nate Wooley, Pacific Northwest, Pauline Oliveros, pedal steel, polymath, Portland, Ryan Sawyer, Seven Storey Mountain, Sonny Rollins, Sound American, Susan Alcorn, swinging modern sounds, The Liberal Imagination, thurston moore, Tim Berne, Trevor Dunn, trumpet
“The way it turned out is a total surprise to me.”
Tags: Bainbridge Island, Cheer Up Mr. Widdicombe, comic novel, debut novel, Evan James, Evelyn Waugh, gary shteyngart, humor, humor writing, journalism, michelle huneven, Nicole Beckley, Oscar Wilde, P. G. Wodehouse, Pacific Northwest, San Francisco, self-help, The Artist’s Way, The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project, writing humor
Poet Rick Barot discusses his existing body of work and the forthcoming collection THE GALLEONS.
Tags: Brian Teare, Child Holding Potato, Julie Marie Wade, Milkweed Editions, Pacific Northwest, poems, poetry, Rainier Writing Workshop, Rick Barot, Sarabande Books, Sarah Gorham, Small Fires, tacoma, The Darker Fall, The Galleons, visual art, Want, washington
This is a deep dive, therefore, into the site of brilliant, uncompromising contemporary work. ...more
Tags: 17 Year Cicada, 2nd Chapter of Acts, Ben Landsverk, Billy Joel, bob dylan, Charles Ives, composer, dissonance, Elton John, Exine Bailey, George Harrison, harmony, Henri Cole, Hugo Distler, Ivan Moody, Jade Maniscalco, jazz, Jeff Langston, Jeff Stuart Saltzman, Jim Brunberg, Joe Mengis, Justin Harris, Keith Green, Lisa Stringfield, lyrics, Mark Powers, Matthew Ward, Music, Oregon, Ormolu, Pacific Northwest, Piano, pop music, Portland, Rachel Taylor Brown, randy newman, rick moody, Run Tiny Human, singing, Solange, songwriter, songwriting, Susan St. John, Susan Storm’s Ugly Sister, swinging modern sounds
Genevieve Hudson discusses her debut story collection, PRETEND WE LIVE HERE.
Tags: A Little in Love with Everyone, A Lover’s Discourse, Alexander Chee, alison bechdel, Amsterdam, Barthes, bodies, body, book tour, Daniel J Cecil, Fiction Advocate, Fun Home, Future Tense, Genevieve Hudson, home, Joy Williams, landscape, LGBTQ, Pacific Northwest, Pretend We Live Here, queer, short stories, story collection, Versal
Poet and novelist Kim Fu discusses her new novel,
The Lost Girls of Camp Forevermore, how poetry impacts her fiction, and the expectations that accompany a book about lost children. ...more
Tags: Alissa Nutting, Berton House, David Rackoff, Jeffrey Eugenides, Karen Russell, kazuo ishiguro, Kevin Brockmeier, Kim Fu, Lord of the Flies, Louise Erdrich, Lynda Barry, Margaret Atwood, Megan Mayhew Bergman, Middlesex, Monet Patrice Thomas, motherhood, mothers and daughters, One Hundred Demons, Pacific Northwest, poetry, sexual assault, Tampa, The Brief History of the Dead, The Lost Girls of Camp Forevermore, Vampires in the Lemon Grove, Wilderness Tips, yiyun li
One thing I was taught about travel—because my father is a black man born in Alabama in 1950—was that there are safe places for black people to go and places that aren’t as safe. ...more
Tags: A Change is Gonna Come, Alabama, All Kinds of Kinds, Am I Wrong, America, american south, Arizona, black women, Box of Rain, California, Chicago, Crosby Stills Nash and Young, family, fathers, fathers and daughters, Free Fallin', grateful dead, Harry Potter, Hole, I'll Take You There, Indiana, Janis Joplin, Jason Mraz, John A. Williams, John Mellencamp, Kentucky, KKK, Lake Michigan, Lana Del Ray, leesa cross-smith, Long Way Home, Love Someone, Malibu, Me and Bobby McGee, Miranda Lambert, Music, music playlists, Nico and Vinz, Nina Simone, obama, Ohio, Oregon, Pacific Northwest, Paul Simon, Pink Houses, playlist, Poldark, race, racial violence, Racism, road trip, Sam Cooke, Sinnerman, Soul Kitchen, South Dakota, The Doors, The Staple Singers, Tom Petty, Tom Waits, travel, Utah, West Coast, Wyoming, YouTube
Didn’t he see what I saw: how a person could survive the unthinkable and still be broken by something as soft and uncertain as loneliness? ...more
Poet Erik Kennedy discusses literary community and his formative years as a young writer in New Jersey, and shares two new prose poems.
Tags: 9/11, Adam Fitzgerald, Alex Dimitrov, Alicia Ostriker, Allen Ginsberg, Amiri Baraka, Anne Waldman, Anselm Berrigan, Ashleigh Young, Australia, Billy Collins, Black Mountain, Cape May, Claire Henderson, Denise Duhamel, diversity, Doc Drumheller, Douglas Piccinnini, Eleanor Catton, Erik Kennedy, expats, form, germany, grad school, jack kerouac, James Norcliffe, John McPhee, joyce carol oates, Junot Diaz, Justin Woo, Kerrin P. Sharpe, language, lit mag, literary magazine, Lois Marie Harrod, mark strand, Mayhem Poets, Māori, Melissa Wyse, MFA, Miguel Algarín, Munich, New Brunswick, New Jersey, new york, New Zealand, Nuyorican Café, nuyorican poet's cafe, NYC vs. MFA, Objet d’Art, On the Road, Pacific Northwest, patrick rosal, paul auster, Paul Muldoon, Princeton, Queen Mob's Teahouse, R A Villanueva, Reid Bingham, Rita Banerjee, Rita Dove, robert hass, Robert Pinsky, rutgers, Rutgers University, Seattle, slam poetry, Steven Toussaint, Suman Sridhar, The Anthologist, UK, Verbal Mayhem, Wildwood, William Carlos Williams, Yusef Komunyakaa
Tobias Carroll discusses his newest collection
Transitory, the influence of film on his writing, and getting good news at bad times. ...more
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Long before reaching it, I knew about the end. ...more
Tags: Alaska, bar, cities, city life, Juneau, Kenneth R. Rosen, love, Manhattan, Pacific Northwest, relationships, rural life, solitude, summer, Temecula, travel, Truckee, twenties, wanderlust
These are things we don’t talk about and I’m here to talk about them. You will either come along with me on that—or not. ...more
Tags: Christina Stoddard, claudia emerson, Ellen Bryant Voigt, form, Gary Ridgway, gun violence, Mormon, Pacific Northwest, Philip Levine, poetry, rape, Renee Simms, sexual assault, tacoma, Ted Bundy, villanelle
The solution is that there is no good answer. There are no rules. A family member is lost. Friends disappear. ...more
Like Freedom, Keith Scribner’s third book, The Oregon Experiment, is hugely ambitious, decidedly modern, distinctly American novel, with complicated family dynamics, and remarkable depth of character and psychological nuance.
Mike Young’s debut collection sifts through the lives of characters on the fringe, grounding moments of the surreal in a world that is frighteningly real.