Monday, June 8, 2009

Thurs. June 11, 2009 #238

Bethany Reid is the author of a poetry chapbook, The Coyotes and My Mom (1990), and the co-author, with Thomas M. Gaskin, of Everett and Snohomish County (Wyndham Press, 2005). Her poetry and essays have appeared in numerous small presses and literary journals, including Calyx, Santa Clara Review, Cairn, Hayden’s Ferry Review, New England Quarterly, Studies in the Novel, and Twins. Bethany earned her M.F.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Washington where she was a poetry editor and later interview and essay editor of The Seattle Review.

Michael Daley published The Straits (Empty Bowl, Port Townsend) in 1983, Way Out There, essays (Pleasure Boat Studio, New York), in 2007, and To Curve (Word, Cincinnati) in 2008. Moonlight In The Redemptive Forest, including an Artist Trust sponsored cd, is due from Pleasure Boat in 2009.

Priscilla Long's work appears widely in journals, including Passages North and The American Scholar. Her honors include a National Magazine Award. She is author of Where the Sun Never Shines: A History of America’s Bloody Coal Industry. She serves as Senior Editor of, the online encyclopedia of Washington state history.

Deborah Woodard’s first full-length collection is Plato’s Bad Horse (Bear Star, 2006). Her chapbook Hunter Mnemonics (hemel press, 2008) was illustrated by artist Heide Hinrichs. Her co-translation from the Italian of Amelia Rosselli in conjunction with Giuseppe Leporace, The Dragonfly: A Selection of Poems 1953-1981, was recently published by Chelsea Editions (2009). Deborah teaches at the Richard Hugo House, a community literary center in Capitol Hill.