Duvall poetry reading schedule

  • Written by Valley View Staff

The Duvall Cultural Commission (DCC) presents monthly poetry readings. Duvall Poetry is the first Wednesday of the month unless otherwise noted, at the Duvall Visitor Center, 15619 Main Street NE.

Doors open at 6:30; open mic starts at 7:00. Featured reader at 7:30. Bring your poetry, prose or even song, along with a friend to hear you at the mic! All ages welcome. Free, presented by Duvall Cultural Commission. More info at

February 5, 2014 Carolyne Wright

CAROLYNE WRIGHT has published nine books of poetry, four volumes of poetry in translation from Spanish and Bengali, and a collection of essays. Her latest book is Mania Klepto: the Book of Eulene (Turning Point, 2011), featuring the postmodern alter-ego, Eulene. Her awards include the IPPY Bronze Award, the Blue Lynx Prize and the American Book Award. She has been awarded a Yaddo Fellowship, Fulbright Study and Research grants, and NEA Fellowship among others. Wright is a contributing editor for the Pushcart Prizes; and a senior editor for Lost Horse Press, for which she is co-editing an anthology of poems on women and work, Raising Lilly Ledbetter: Women Poets Occupy the Workspace(forthcoming 2014). In 2005 she returned to her native Seattle, where she is on the faculty of the Northwest Institute of Literary Arts’ Whidbey Writers Workshop MFA Program. She received a 4Culture Art Projects award for 2013, for a sequence of poems, "Mother-of-Pearl Women," which will form part of her volume in progress of new and selected poems, This Dream the World.

March 5, 2014

Su Smallen

SU SMALLEN is the author of three collections of poetry: Buddha, Proof, a Minnesota Book Award Finalist, Weight of Light, nominated for the Pushcart Press Editor’s Book Award, and Wild Hush. Su’s honors include receiving the Jane Kenyon Prize and serving as Poet in Residence for the Science Museum of Minnesota’s St. Croix Watershed Research Station. She was a founding member of the Laurel Poetry Collective, publishing books and broadsides for ten years. Formerly a professional choreographer and dancer, Su and her poetry were featured in the documentary dance film Klatch. Currently, she is an editor at the University of Minnesota Law School Institute on Crime and Public Policy and director of the writing center at St. Olaf College.

April 2, 2014

Alice Derry

Tremolo is ALICE DERRY’s fourth full collection of poetry. It was released on September 1, 2012. Tess Gallagher writes of the book: "Tremolo is a tour de force of vibratory power that marks Alice Derry as having come into her own as one of our very best poets."

As manuscript, Tremolo was awarded a Washington State GAP grant from Artist Trust in 2011. Derry’s other collections are: Strangers to Their Courage, Stages of Twilight and Clearwater. Derry has three chapbooks and translations from the German poet Rainer Rilke. Derry taught English and German at Peninsula College in Port Angeles, Wash. for 29 years and retired in June, 2009. She was a major force in conceiving and directing the college’s Foothills Writers’ Series from 1980 to 2009. Derry was born in Portland, Oregon, and raised in Washington and Montana. More at

June 4, 2013

Marie Hartung

MARIE HARTUNG writes from her living room recliner in the small-ish town of Monroe, Wash. When she’s not writing she’s hanging out with her sons, age 8 and 10, and tending to her brood of domesticated animals. She’s finishing an MFA double-major in poetry and nonfiction at the Northwest Institute of Literary Arts in Freeland, Wash. and works a day job as a Realtor. Her poetry, essays, and book reviews have appeared recently in Third Wednesday, Cordite Review, Perceptions Literary Magazine, River Poets Journal and Raven Chronicles. She currently serves as poetry editor for Soundings Review.

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