– 02/17/2019

In this workshop, students will engage the delights of the Popol Vuh in a brand-new verse translation by Michael Bazzett, the first in the English language, so that the myth can now “sing for our time too.”

– 02/16/2019

In this workshop, Michael Bazzett will help students develop a stronger understanding of how honoring the narrative impulse creates leaner writing, enhances formal dexterity, and both delights and engages audiences.

– 02/14/2019

In this workshop, Michael Bazzett will have participants read the work of James Wright, Wislawa Szymborska, Bill Knott, Jamaal May, Patricia Lockwood, Wendy Cope, and Billy Collins, in examination of how many of the poetic techniques used in lyric poetry can echo those used in joke structures.

Bookseller Recommendations: December

As this round of recommendations came together, we noticed that each selection reflects a specialty of the bookseller who picked it: Berit is always reading interesting food books that affirm the importance of community; Daley spends a lot of time on short, atmospheric novels and books about artists; Hans is drawn to creative approaches to social issues and artful infographics; and Roseanne is on a one-woman mission to celebrate short stories and great backlist titles.

Hanif Abdurraqib

Hanif Abdurraqib

A visiting writer in the MFA program at Butler University, HANIF ABDURRAQIB is an acclaimed poet and cultural critic whose work has appeared in the New York Times, MTV News, and other outlets. A nominee for the Pushcart Prize, he is the author of the highly praised poetry collection The Crown Ain't Worth Much and the essay collection They Can't Kill Us Until They Kill Us, which was included in the Chicago Tribune's 25 Must-Read Books list for fall 2017 and received recognition from reviewers coast-to-coast, including a starred review in Publishers Weekly. He is currently at work on They...

– 12/02/2018

This month's Poetry Happy Hour will feature Michael Bazzett, author of the collection You Must Remember This​ and the first translation of the ancient Mayan creation epic Popol Vuh

– 02/13/2019

Bring your gals and pals to the bookstore for this celebration of books and camaraderie! 

– 04/02/2019

Central Washington University will host poet Jos Charles for its Lion Rock Visiting Writers Series. 


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