Free and open to the public.
Two Spokane poets will read from their new poetry collections, Brooke Matson from her book In Accelerated Silence and Laura Read from her book Dresses from the Old Country.
Brooke Matson’s second collection poetry, In Accelerated Silence, was selected by Mark Doty as winner of the Jake Adam York Prize and is forthcoming from Milkweed Editions in February 2020. Matson’s poems have appeared in journals such as Prairie Schooner, Willow Springs, and Copper Nickel. She resides in Spokane.
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.