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Lola Haskins  lives in Gainesville, Florida and Skipton, Yorkshire.   Her poetry has appeared in The Atlantic, the London Review of Books, London Magazine, The New York Quarterly, Georgia Review, Prairie Schooner, Rattle and elsewhere, as well as having been broadcast on NPR and BBC radio.  She has published fourteen collections of poems, a poetry advice book and a non-fiction book about fifteen Florida cemeteries.

Ms. Haskins has been awarded three book prizes, two NEA fellowships, four Florida Cultural Affairs fellowships, The Emily Dickinson/Writer Magazine award from Poetry Society of America, and several prizes for narrative poetry. She retired from teaching Computer Science at the University of Florida in 2005 and served from then until 2015 on the faculty of Rainier Writers Workshop.

Sign up for a one day workshop with the poet on Saturday, October 20, 2018 from 10:00-12:00pm. Click here for registration information.


Sarah Barber is author of The Kissing Party, published by the National Poetry Review Press in April 2010. Her poems have appeared in Poetry, Crazyhorse, FIELD, The Journal, The Georgetown Review, Malahat, Fugue, Crab Orchard Review, Columbia Poetry Review and Ninth Letter, among other places. She teaches creative writing and Renaissance literature at St. Lawrence University in Canton, NY.


Mita Mahato is a Seattle-based cut paper, collage, and comics artist, whose work explores the transformative capacities of found and handmade papers. Using collage and paper-making techniques, she builds multivalent images and stories that center on issues related to loss--including loss of life, identity, habitat, and species. Her cut paper comic "Sea" was recognized by Cartoonists NW as 2015's "best comic book" and a selection of her poetry comics, collectively titled In Between, is now out from Pleiades Press. She is an Associate Professor of English at the University of Puget Sound, serves on the board for the arts organization Short Run Seattle, and is a teaching artist with the Henry Art Gallery.

Earlier Event: October 16
Later Event: October 21