Friday, March 19, 2010

Stop by Hugo House and Hear Yourself Some Poems Tuesday Night!

Rose Alley Press poets
read on
Tues., March 23rd
7:30 p.m.

Richard Hugo House, Main Floor Cabaret
1634 Eleventh Avenue, Seattle
Tel.: 206-322-7030
E-mail: David,
URL: or

Featured Poets:


VICTORIA FORD graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University (B.A., 1975) and Indiana University (M.A., 1978). Chapbooks include Following the Swan (Fireweed Press, Madison, WI: 1988) and Rain Psalm (Rose Alley Press, Seattle, WA: 1996). Recent publication credits include the Web site of Poets Against the War, Petroglyph, and Limbs of the Pine, Peaks of the Range. A former part-time English instructor at Seattle Central Community College and Antioch University Seattle, Victoria is currently an instructional designer for an educational software company.

KRISTEN McHENRY has had poems published in many fine journals, including The Pregnant Moon Review, Trellis Magazine, Wanderings, Della Donna, FreeStyle Vision, Boston Literary Magazine, and Meanderings: An Anthology of Poetic Verse. Her chapbook, The Goatfish Alphabet, was one of two runners-up in the 2009 qarrtsiluni chapbook contest and was recently published by Naissance Press. Several of her poems will appear in the soon-to-be-published Rose Alley Press anthology, Many Trails to the Summit. Kristen is the creator and facilitator of Poet's Cafe, a poetry-writing workshop for homeless teens at the New Horizons drop-in center in downtown Seattle. In addition, she performs outreach services for the Hope Heart Institute, a non-profit organization in Seattle. She maintains a blog, The Good Typist, at

BELLE RANDALL for many years taught literature at Cornish College of the Arts and Poetry Writing in the University of Washington Extension Writer's Certificate Program. She has also served as a Wallace Stegner Fellow in Poetry and Jones Lecturer at Stanford University. Her poetry collections include One Hundred and One Different Ways to Play Solitaire (University of Pittsburgh, 1973); The Orpheus Sedan (Copper Canyon, 1980); Drop Dead Beautiful (Wood Works, 1998); and True Love (Wood Works, 2003). Belle has had poems published in Poetry, The Southern Review, Threepenny Review, and other journals. She is the Poetry Editor of Common Knowledge, an interdisciplinary journal published by Duke University Press and devoted to the study of peaceful conflict resolution. Curator of the Jack Straw Writers Program in 2004, Belle won a 2005-2007 National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Poetry. Her new poetry collection, The Coast Starlight, is due out later this year from David Robert Books.

JOANNIE KERVRAN STANGELAND's chapbook Weathered Steps was published by Rose Alley Press. Her chapbook A Steady Longing for Flight won the 1995 Floating Bridge Press Chapbook Award. In 2003, Joannie was a Jack Straw Productions artist-in-residence. Her work has recently appeared in CHEST, Horticulture, and the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), as well as on Seattle-area Metro Transit buses and in the Rose Alley Press anthology, Limbs of the Pine, Peaks of the Range. Joannie hosts the video series A Writer's Guide to Microsoft Office and maintains a blog at


Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your Hugo House gig - break a leg!*

*not sure exactly what phrase is appropriate in wishing a poet success with a reading...


Alan said...

Here’s an essay on a young poet’s journey through craft and the lessons learned along the way. Please read it at