3/15: Reading with Sarah Rosenthal, Sarah Mangold, Sarah A. Chavez, and Valerie Witte

Join us in the store on Friday, March 15, 2024 at 7pm for a reading featuring four incredible poets: Sarah Rosenthal, Sarah Mangold, Sarah A. Chavez, and Valerie Witte!

Sarah Rosenthal is the author of Estelle Meaning Star (Chax, forthcoming), Lizard (Chax, 2016), Manhatten (Spuyten Duyvil, 2009), and several chapbooks. In collaboration with Valerie Witte, she has published the hybrid works The Grass Is Greener When the Sun Is Yellow (Operating System, 2019) and One Thing Follows Another: Experiments in Dance, Art, and Life through the Lens of Simone Forti and Yvonne Rainer. She edited A Community Writing Itself: Conversations with Vanguard Poets of the Bay Area (Dalkey Archive, 2010). Her short collaborative film We Agree on the Sun has received numerous accolades on the film festival circuit, including Best Experimental Short at the 2021 Berlin Independent Film Festival. A second collaborative film, provisionally titled Lizard Song, is in post-production. More at sarahrosenthal.net.

Sarah Mangold is the author of the chapbook The Atom (Wave Books, 2023), inspired by Swedish artist and researcher Hilma af Klint. Her poetry books include Her Wilderness Will Be Her Manners (Fordham University Press, 2021), selected by Cynthia Hogue for the POL Prize, Giraffes of Devotion (Kore Press, 2016), Electrical Theories of Femininity (Black Radish Books, 2015) and Household Mechanics (New Issues, 2002), selected by C.D. Wright for the New Issues Poetry Prize. She is the recipient of grants and residencies from the National Endowment for the Arts, Millay Arts, Artist Trust, Willapa Bay AiR, Djerassi Resident Artists Program, and MacDowell. She was the founder and editor of Bird Dog, a print journal of innovative writing and art, that published longer poems and work by new women writers (2000-2009). Raised in Oklahoma, she now lives and works in Edmonds, WA. Find her @sarahemangold or www.sarahmangold.com

Sarah A. Chavez, a mestiza born and raised in the California Central Valley, is the author of the poetry collections Hands That Break & Scar (Sundress Publications), All Day, Talking (dancing girl press), and like everything else we loved, (Porkbelly Press). Recent writing projects have received a 2019-2020 Tacoma Artists Initiative Award, as well as residencies at Dorland Mountain Arts Colony, the Macondo Writers Workshop, and The Writer’s Colony at Dairy Hollow. Her new project, In the Face of Mourning, was awarded a 2023 Scholarship & Research grant from the University of Washington Tacoma’s School for Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences. Chavez teaches creative writing and Latinx/Chicanx-focused courses and serves as the poetry coordinator for Best of the Net Anthology. Her chapbook Halfbreed Helene Navigates the Whole was released in June 2023 from Ravenna Press’ Triple Series.

Valerie Witte is the author of multiple poetry and hybrid books, including A Rupture in the Interiors (Airlie, 2023), a game of correspondence (Black Radish, 2015), and, in collaboration with Sarah Rosenthal, The Grass Is Greener When the Sun Is Yellow (Operating System, 2019), the first of a two-part project exploring the work of postmodern dancer-choreographers Simone Forti and Yvonne Rainer. The second book in the project, a collection of experimental essays, is One Thing Follows Another (punctum books, 2024). She currently edits education books in Portland, OR, where she lives with her husband, Andrew. More at valeriewitte.com.