Better Living Through Poetry

All Its Charms May Be This Year’s Big-Deal Local Poetry Book

Keetje Kuipers’s third collection is a precise and elegant look at motherhood, love, and what it means to live.

04/25/2019 By Stefan Milne

Top Five

The Top Things to Do in Seattle May 2019

A masked Sub Pop country singer plays Barboza, SIFF returns, and Waiting for Godot gets an update.

04/23/2019 By Stefan Milne

Culture Fix

What to Do After Work April 1–4

A saucy take on Lewis Carroll, a horror-comedy play, and local band members fly solo at Chop Suey.

04/01/2019 By Stefan Milne

Culture Fix

Weekend What to Do March 29–31

A strange take on Twin Peaks tunes, electro-indie at Barboza, and poet pals share personal emails at Hugo House.

03/29/2019 By Gwen Hughes

Monthly Planner

13 Seattle Events to Catch This April

A guide to getting your arts and culture fix this month.

03/26/2019 By Stefan Milne

Top Five

The Top Things to Do in Seattle April 2019

A traveling jazz festival, a Pharrell-certified pop star, and a good-natured local comedian.

03/26/2019 By Stefan Milne

Culture Fix

What to Do After Work March 25–28

Provocative rap at Showbox, tipsy history at Brouwer's, and lawyer-poets at Hugo House.

03/25/2019 By Stefan Milne

Culture Fix

What to Do After Work February 18–21

A local poetry debut, a festival for improvisers, and two feminist memoirs.

02/18/2019 By Aly Brady

Culture Fix

What to Do After Work February 11–13

A memoir for working mothers, political poetry, and a one-man show.

02/11/2019 By Aly Brady

Culture Fix

What to Do After Work December 17–20

A meta piece on the entertainment industry, a classical pair, and a panel for comic lovers.

12/17/2018 By Aly Brady

Sad Day

Gramma Press Is Finished

The two-year-old press, which has published local poets like Sarah Galvin and Anastacia-Reneé, will end in 2019.

12/03/2018 By Stefan Milne

Culture Fix

Weekend What to Do October 12–14

Pulitzer Prize–winning poetry, a Green Lake–adjacent play, and a Broadway-inspired tale.

10/11/2018 By Gwen Hughes

Poets Talk

A Conversation with Tyehimba Jess and Kaveh Akbar

As a preview for Gramma Reading Series #2, the writers discuss the physicality of poetry.

10/02/2018 By Stefan Milne

Freshly Lit

New Hugo House Opens Tomorrow

The writing center returns to Capitol Hill and christens its new home with a party.

09/21/2018 By Stefan Milne

Artist Interview

In His Frye Museum Installation, Quenton Baker Finds Lost Voices

The Seattle poet retells the story of a slave ship revolt through erasure poems.

08/14/2018 By Stefan Milne

Autumn Happenings

Fall Arts 2018

The symphony and ballet return. Your brain can now play music (really). There's a lot going on this season, is what we're saying. Here's your plan for arts events in September, October, and November.

08/14/2018 By Stefan Milne

Culture Fix

Paige Lewis and Kaveh Akbar Are Throwing a Huge Love Poem Reading

The poets get married Saturday and brought around 25 of their writer friends for a free reading at Elliott Bay.

06/08/2018 By Stefan Milne

Culture Fix

Things to Do After Work: April 10–13

A big-time National Geographic photographer comes to town, Kanye West gets a tribute, and Columbia City Theater showcases bad poetry.

04/10/2018 By Mac Hubbard

Iambic Ambassadorships

Seattle, Say Hello to Your New Civic Poet

Anastacia-Reneé caps off a big year with a literary arts ambassadorship.

09/19/2017 By Darren Davis

Accolades

Seattle's Wave Books Now Has a Pulitzer

Tyehimba Jess's 'Olio,' published by the Seattle-based independent press, takes home the 2017 prize in poetry.

04/10/2017 By Darren Davis