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Poets Susan Rich, Susan Landgraf and Risa Denenberg


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Join us for a wonderful evening full of poetry!

Susan Rich is the author of four poetry collections including Cloud Pharmacy, The Alchemist’s Kitchen, Cures Include Travel, and The Cartographer’s Tongue: Poems of the World (White Pine). She is a co-editor of The Strangest of Theatres: Poets Crossing Borders and she has received awards from The Times Literary Supplement, Peace Corps Writers , PEN USA, Fulbright Foundation and Washington State Book Awards. Rich’s poems have appeared in the Harvard Review, New England Review and elsewhere. Her work has been translated into Slovenian and Swedish.

Susan Landgraf’s What We Bury Changes the Ground, a full-length poetry collection, was published by Tebot Bach in 2017. She’s published more than 400 poems, essays, and articles in 150 journals, magazines, and newspapers, including Prairie Schooner, Poet Lore, Margie, Nimrod, The Laurel Review, and Ploughshares, and given more than a hundred workshops, most recently Centrum and the San Miguel Writers’ Conference. She's just been named Poet Laureate for Auburn (Washington). She taught at Highline College for 27 years and at Shanghai Jiao Tong University in 2002, 2008, 2010, and 2012. A writing exercise book is forthcoming from Two Sylvias Press.

Risa Denenberg, lives in Sequim where she works as a nurse practitioner. She reviews poetry for the American Journal of Nursing and is a co-founder and editor at Headmistress Press, publisher of books of poetry by lesbians. She has published three chapbooks, and two full length collections of poetry, most recently, "Whirlwind @ Lesbos" (Headmistress Press, 2016). Her collection “slight faith” (MoonPath Press) will be released in May 2018.