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Dayna Patterson

Dayna Patterson is a photographer, textile artist, and irreverent bardophile. She’s the author of O Lady, Speak Again (Signature Books, 2023) and If Mother Braids a Waterfall (Signature Books, 2020). Honors include the Association for Mormon Letters Poetry Award and the 2019 #DignityNotDetention Poetry Prize judged by Ilya Kaminsky. Her creative work has appeared in […]

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Kristy Webster

Kristy Webster is a queer, Latina writer and the author of The Gift of an Imaginary Girl: Coco and Other Stories, published by A Word with You Press in 2015 and most recently, Heretic: a story of spiritual liberation in poems, pubished by Beyond the Veil Press. Kristy earned her MFA in Creative Writing from […]

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LiTFUSE FUEL Friendraiser

Everyone is invited to gather and celebrate our community. Bring a friend and introduce them to the richness of Tieton! A light dinner and refreshments will be served. Expect warmth, revelry, making memories, and some spontaneous poetry. This event is free, but donations are always appreciated. Thank you to all of our 2022 visiting featured […]

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Marie Marchand

Marie Marchand is the Poet Laureate of Ellensburg, WA. Her poetry has been published in Crannóg Magazine, Catamaran Literary Reader, California Quarterly, Paterson Literary Review, Tiny Seed Journal, and Anti-Heroin Chic. Her second book Gifts to the Attentive was published by Winter Goose Publishing in May 2022. You can read her poetry at mishiepoet.com and […]

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Maya Jewell Zeller

Maya Jewell Zeller is the author of several books, including the interdisciplinary collaborationAlchemy For Cells & Other Beasts, the chapbook Yesterday, the Bees, and the poetry collection Rust Fish, as well as co-editor, with Sharma Shields, of the anthology Evergreen: Grim Tales and Fables from the Gloomy Northwest (Scablands Books, 2021). She deeply appreciates the […]

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Michael Schmeltzer

Michael Schmeltzer is a biracial author originally from Japan. He currently lives in Seattle where he serves as Editor-in-Chief of Floating Bridge Press. His poetry book Empire of Surrender (2022) is the winner of the 2021 Wandering Aengus Book Award. Along with Meghan McClure, he is the co-author of the nonfiction book A Single Throat […]

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Alberto Sveum

Alberto Sveum received his MFA from Indiana University Bloomington, where he also served as the Editor-in-Chief of Indiana Review. His poems and essays have appeared in Cream City Review, Midwest Review, Drunk Monkeys, and elsewhere. He lives in Portland, Oregon, where he works as the Programs Assistant for Literary Arts. Lately he’s been listening to […]

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Derek Sheffield

Derek Sheffield’s collection, Not for Luck, was selected by Mark Doty for the Wheelbarrow Books Poetry Prize. His other books include Through the Second Skin, finalist for the Washington State Book Award, Dear America: Letters of Hope, Habitat, Defiance, and Democracy, and, forthcoming in March of 2023, Cascadia Field Guide: Art, Ecology, and Poetry. He is the poetry editor of Terrain.org and can […]

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Kristin Berger

Kristin Berger is the author of six poetry collections, including Changing Woman, Changing Man: A High Desert Myth (Nightjar Press, 2022). Refugia (Persian Pony Press, 2019), Echolocation (Cirque Press, 2018), How Light Reaches Us (Aldrich Press, 2016), and Earthwork, forthcoming from The Poetry Box in August, 2022. Recipient of residencies from Playa, OSU’s Shotpouch, H.J. Andrews Experimental […]

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Raul Sanchez

Raúl is the former City of Redmond Poet Laureate 2019 – 2021. He teaches poetry in Spanish through the Seattle Arts and Lectures (WITS) program, also through the Jack Straw Educational Project. In the last three years he volunteered for PONGO Teen Writing at the Juvenile Detention Center. He runs the “Poetry in the Park” […]