We are continuing our partnership with Barrels Wine Bar with another poetry night. Local poets Savannah Slone and Jed Myers will join us to read from their newest releases and perhaps some works in progress. We will start the reading at 6:00pm, but please feel free to arrive beforehand to grab a glass of wine and get a good seat!
Savannah Slone's poetry collection Hearing the Underwater explores reproductive rights, mental illness, motherhood, poverty, and sexuality through a feminist lens. These poems weave quick flashes of imagery and sound through a raw expedition toward self-love. This collection is, ultimately, about survival and acquainting oneself with autonomy. Savannah Slone is a queer writer who earned her B.A. in English: Professional and Creative Writing from Central Washington University and is completing her M.F.A. in the Pacific Northwest. She enjoys reading, knitting, hiking, and discussing intersectional feminism.
Jed Myer's newest collection The Marriage of Space and Time has been quoted to "find the strange and beautiful in everyday moments: visiting a deli, flying on a plane, sitting on the back steps, noticing a stray cottonwood tuft, recalling a walk with a child now grown. In this poet's gaze, each element of the quotidian becomes particular, luminous, and finally, universal." Jed Myers studied Creative Writing with an emphasis in poetry at Tufts University and went on, after medical training, to pursue a career in psychiatry. He settled in Seattle, where he and his wife raised three children. He kept writing poems, but did not seek publication until the events of September 11th, 2001. Since that time, his work has been widely published.