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Friday, April 15 • 9:30am - 11:30am
Poets of the Northwest: Montana, Oregon, and Washington

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Join Northwest poets Joe Wilkins, M.L. Smoker, and Kathryn Smith as they discuss how the landscape, animals, and culture of the west has influenced their work. Wilkins grew up in the Bull Mountains of Eastern Montana, and his poetry frequently draws on the sparse beauty of the region. Smoker, conversely, uses her poetry to examine the complexity of reservation life in rural Montana. She’s a member of both the Sioux and Assiniboine tribes, and works in the Indian Education Division of the Office of Public Instruction. Kathryn Smith is a Spokane poet whose work explores the intersection between the human, the animal, and the landscapes on which they coexist. The discussion will be moderated by poet and SFCC professor Tim Greenup.

SFCC, Building 24, room 110.
Free and open to the public.  

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Tim Greenup

Tim Greenup's poems have appeared in Midwestern Gothic, BOAAT, Redivider, and elsewhere. His debut collection, Without Warning, is forthcoming from Scablands Books. He teaches English at Spokane Falls Community College.
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Kat Smith

Kathryn Smith is a graduate of EWU’s MFA program. Her poems have appeared in Mid-American Review, Bellingham Review, Third Coast, Ruminate, Cleaver Magazine, and several other journals, magazines and anthologies, and her work has been nominated for Best American Poetry and the Pushcart Prize. A mini-chapbook, Tracing the New Stars, was just published by Rock & Sling. She works at the Spokesman-Review as a copy editor and page designer.


Friday April 15, 2016 9:30am - 11:30am
Spokane Falls Community College 3410 W Fort George Wright Dr, Spokane, WA 99224

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