Join Richard Kenney and Carol Light -- who have just returned from teaching poetry in Rome for the University of Washington -- for an evening of chiaroscuro poetry.
Carol Light received the Robert H. Winner award from the Poetry Society of America in 2013 and an award from Artist Trust in 2012. Her poems have appeared in Poetry Northwest, Narrative Magazine, American Life in Poetry, 32 Poems, and elsewhere. She studied poetry in the University of Washington MFA program, where she was awarded the Academy of American Poets Prize. She lives with her family in Port Townsend, Washington. Her book, Heaven from Steam was published in 2014 by Able Muse Press.
Richard Kenney is the author of four books of poetry: The Evolution of the Flightless Bird, Orrery, The Invention of the Zero, and The One Strand River. His awards include fellowships from the Guggenheim, Lannan, and MacArthur Foundations. He teaches poetry and verse writing in the Undergraduate and MFA Programs at the University of Washington. He has initiated and directed English Department programs in Rome, and at the UW marine laboratories in Friday Harbor. He lives with his family in Port Townsend, on the Olympic Peninsula.