Ecopoetics

Time: 7:00 pm
Location: The New Foundation Seattle | 312 2nd Avenue South, Seattle
Admission: Free

Rob Halpern is the author of several books of poetry including Music for Porn and Common Place, which is forthcoming from Ugly Duckling Presse. He lives between San Francisco and Ypsilanti, Michigan, where he teaches at Eastern Michigan University and Huron Valley Women’s Correctional Facility.

Angela Hume is the author of the poetry chapbooks Melos (Projective Industries, 2015), The Middle (Omnidawn, 2013) and Second Story of Your Body (Portable Press at Yo-Yo Labs, 2011). Her first full-length book of poetry is forthcoming from Omnidawn (spring 2016). In 2013, she co-organized the first-ever Conference on Ecopoetics in Berkeley, CA. Currently she co-curates Hearts Desire, the reading series of the Bay Area Public School, and serves on the board of directors for Small Press Traffic, a San Francisco-based literary arts organization.

Gillian Osborne has published poems and essays in The Threepenny Review, Volt, The Boston Review, The New Inquiry, and elsewhere. She holds a PhD in American Literature from the University of California, Berkeley, and is co-editor of an anthology on ecopoetics with Angela Hume.

Joan Retallack is the author of Procedural Elegies / Western Civ Cont’d, an Artforum best book of 2010. Other poetry includes Memnoir, Mongrelisme, How To Do Things With Words, and Afterrimages.

Margaret Ronda’s book of poems, Personification, was published by Saturnalia Books in 2010. Her poems have recently appeared in Aufgabe, Ostrich Review, Gulf Coast, and Pool. She also writes critical essays on ecology, labor, and crisis in American poetry; recent articles have been published in Post45 and the minnesota review. She teaches in the English department at the University of California-Davis.

Jonathan Skinner founded the journal ecopoetics. His books include Chip Calls (Little Red Leaves, 2014), Birds of Tifft (BlazeVOX, 2011), Warblers (Albion, 2010) and Political Cactus Poems (Palm Press, 2005). He teaches in the Writing Program at the University of Warwick.