3/23: Book Launch for The Unquiet Country by Patrick Milian, with Catherine Bresner, Rachel Edelman, Katie Lee Ellison & Jay Aquinas Thompson

Join us on March 23, 2024, at 7pm as we celebrate the launch of The Unquiet Country (Entre Ríos Books), by Patrick Milian! This terrific night of readings will feature special guests Catherine Bresner, Rachel Edelman, and Katie Lee Ellison.
Catherine Bresner is the author of the chapbook The Merriam Webster Series; the artist book Everyday Eros (Mount Analogue 2017); and the empty season, which won the Diode Edition Book Prize in 2017. Her poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in the VOLTA, b l u s h, Denver Quarterly, Sixth Finch, Fonograf, Iterant, The Offing, Paperbag and elsewhere. She is the recipient of a Juniper Summer Institute fellowship and the 2019 Cadence Residency through the Northwest Film Forum. Currently, she is the publicity director for Wave Books and lives in the woods of Western Massachusetts.
 Rachel Edelman is a Jewish poet raised in Memphis, Tennessee who writes into diasporic living. Her debut collection of poems, Dear Memphis, is out now from River River Books. Their poems have appeared in NarrativeThe Seventh WaveThe Threepenny ReviewWest Branch, and many other publications. A recipient of a 2024 Seattle CityArtist grant, she teaches Language Arts in the Seattle Public Schools, where embodiment and care root her personal, poetic, and pedagogical practice.
 Katie Lee Ellison is the creator, curator, and host of Seattle-based grant-winning reading series, Nonfiction for No Reason. You can find her writing in Shenandoah, Moss, The Seventh Wave, J Journal, and elsewhere. She’s a 2016-2017 Hugo House Fellow, a 2018 fellow at the Yiddish Book Center, and a 2020 Tin House Summer Workshop attendee. Find her work at katieleeellison.com or read about the next NFNR and/or random musings on her newsletter, A Beautiful Fad.
 Patrick Milian is the author of The Unquiet Country from Entre Ríos Books and the chapbook Pornographies from Greying Ghost. He holds an MFA and a PhD from the University of Washington, where he was also a Joff Hanauer Fellow at the Simpson Center for the Humanities. His work has recently appeared in POETRY, Denver Quarterly, Mid-American Review, Gulf Coast, and elsewhere. He's tenured faculty at Green River College where he teaches the Australia and Aotearoa study abroad program.
 Jay Aquinas Thompson (they/he) is a poet, essayist, and teacher, and the author of The Resurrection Appearances: Fragments of a Daybook, a memoir from Gold Line Press. They live with their child in Seattle, where they teach creative writing to public school students and incarcerated women. Substack: @jayaquinas, IG: @freshwater_merman