Milkweed Editions

AWP 2023: Seattle

Find us at Booth #912


Thursday. March 9
11 am — Ama Codjoe
12 pm — Elizabeth Metzger
1 pm — Claire Wahmanholm
2 pm — Erin Sharkey
3 pm — Nicky Beer
4 pm — Priyanka Kumar

Friday. March 10
10 am — Victoria Chang
11 am — Brian Tierney
12 pm — Sara Eliza Johnson
1 pm — Kathy Fagan
2 pm — Juliet Patterson
3 pm — K. Iver
4 pm— Hayan Charara

Saturday, March 11
12 pm — Sasha LaPointe
1 pm — Aimee Nezhukumatathil
3:30 pm — Debra Magpie Earling

Milkweed Presents: A Celebration of Indigenous Voices

Join us for a panel moderated by Milkweed Editions Creative Director Mary Austin Speaker featuring authors Debra Magpie Earling, author of Perma Red and The Lost Journals of Sacajewea; No’u Revilla, author of the National Poetry Series–winning collection Ask the Brindled; and Sasha LaPointe, memoirist and author of the new collection of poems Rose Quartz. This chorus of voices enlivens Indigenous literature and deepens our understanding of lineage, pleasure, identity, agency, mythology, and the natural world. This event will be livestreamed. ASL interpretation and live captioning will be provided.

Saturday, March 11, 2023
1:45–3 pm
Ballroom 2 & 3, Summit Building, Seattle Convention Center, Level 5

Milkweed Editions Offsite Party

A Toast at Optimism Brewing Company
A gathering and celebration of Milkweed authors and readers featuring an exclusive reading from our recently published poets, accessible through a QR code at the event. Poets have also contributed a “book artifact”—an object, playlist, piece of memorabilia that is connected to their collection—available to win through a raffle along with other Milkweed swag during the event. Bring a friend and help us toast to our amazing authors and readers. We can’t wait to celebrate with you!

Thursday, March 9, 2023
6—9 pm

Optimism Brewing Company
First Floor
1158 Broadway, Seattle, WA 98122

Featured authors
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Offsite events featuring Milkweed Authors

An Evening with Waxwing, Third Coast, and Porter House Review
March 9, 7–9 pm
Vermillion Art Gallery & Bar, 1508 11th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122

Join writers Andrew Collard, Lena Crown, Jose Hernandez Diaz, K. Iver, Sara Lupita Olivares, Lena Khalaf Tuffaha, Sam Herschel Wein, and Aureleo Sans

Hooligan Mag at AWP
March 8, 10:30 p.m.
Saint John’s Bar and Eatery, 719 E Pike St, Seattle, WA 98122
Featuring writers Sofia Fey, Dia Roth, K. Iver, Kay E. Bancroft, Jason B. Crawford, Rita Mookerjee, KB, Jessica Q. Stark. Hosted by Dare Williams.

Situated Sublimities
March 9, 7:30–9:30 pm
Beneath the Streets, 102 Cherry St, Seattle, WA 98104

Several poets reading from recently released collections, many of them debuts. Readers include Elizabeth Metzger, Meghan Maguire Dahn, John James, Austen Leah Rose. J. Mae Barizo, Toby Altman, Kelly Weber, and Patrick James Errington.
Contact: John James,

Tupelo Press Alumni Reunion Reading
March 9, 6–8 pm
The Seattle Public Library, 1000 4th Ave, Seattle, Level 4 Room 1 (The Washington Room)
Alumni of Tupelo Press’ 30/30 program read from recent work.
Contact: Kirsten Miles,

Lit Up Thursday
March 9, 8:15–11:45 pm
Elliott Bay Books, 1521 10th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122

Lit Up Thursday: Mega Reading & After Party! The Adroit Journal, American Poetry Review, Kenyon Review and Pleiades are hosting the Lit Up Thursday Reading featuring poets and writers Victoria Chang, Erika Wurth, Chen Chen, Faylita Hicks, Sarah Ghazal Ali, Dana Levin, Philip Metres, Lee Ann Roripaugh, K. Iver, Chloe Garcia Roberts, Chanda Feldman, Saúl Hernández, Luther Hughes, Vanessa Villareal, and Sejal Shah. The reading will be followed by a celebration after party at Oddfellows (1525 10th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122) with DJ Gold Chisme. The first one hundred arrivals to the reading will receive a free drink ticket for the after party. After party is twenty-one and over.
Contact: The Adroit Journal, American Poetry Review,

Voices of the Anthropocene: An Ecopoetry Reading
March 9, 7:30–9:30 pm
Folio: The Seattle Athenaeum, 93 Pike St #307, Seattle, WA 98101

Voices of the Anthropocene features readings from award-winning poets across four different geographical regions: Hila Ratzabi, Claire Wahmanholm, Brittney Corrigan, Angela Voras-Hills and Sean Hill. The poets and their work invite us to deepen our personal connection to the reality of the climate crisis and heighten our awareness of the fragile environment around us.
Learn more here.

Queerly Beloved: An Evening with Foglifter Press
March 9, 7–8:30 pm
Corvus and Company, 601 Broadway E, Seattle, WA 98102

Join the editorial staff and contributors of Foglifter Press, the award-winning LGBTQIA2-S+ journal, for a reading of epic proportions followed by a short panel/salon discussion with the authors. Readers: Michal ‘MJ’ Jones, author of Hood Vacations, Joy Priest, author of Horsepower, Miah Jeffra, author of American Gospel, Kazim Ali, author of Inquisition, Dior Stephens, author of Cruel/Cruel, and Xan Phillips, author of Hull.
Contact: Miah Jeffra,

AWP Jack Straw Reading
March 10, 7:30–9:30 pm
Jack Straw Cultural Center, 4261 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105

Join poets Anastacia-Renee, Claire Wahmanholm, Janine Joseph, and Jason Myers as they celebrate the publication of their new books.

Jake Adam York Prize Reading
March 11, 5:30 pm
Jewelbox Theater at Rendezvous, 2322 2nd Ave, Seattle, WA 98121

Readers will include past JAY prize winners and the guest judges who chose them. Readers include Brian Tierney, Kathryn Smith, Brooke Matson, John McCarthy, Analicia Sotelo, Christopher Murray, Ross Gay, Victoria Chang, Mark Doty, francine, j. harris, Randall Mann, Dana Levin, and Amaud Johnson