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Featured Poets 2025
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​​January 6, 2025

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​​January 13, 2025
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January 20, 2025
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January 27, 2025
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February 3, 2025
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February 10, 2025
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February 17, 2025
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February 24, 2025
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March 3, 2025

Rachel Mehl

Rachel Mehl lives in Bellingham, WA where she teaches at Bellingham Technical College. She was awarded a Sundress Residency, during which she did the bulk of the work on The Monster High Files. Poems from this collection have appeared in Pink Plastic House, Gingerbread House, Freeze Ray, Crab Creek Review, and Vagabond City Review

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March 10, 2025
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March 17, 2025

Jen Broadway

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An Everett Poetry Night regular.

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March 24, 2025
Dion O’Reilly

Dion O'Reilly is the author of three poetry collections: Sadness of the Apex Predator (University of Wisconsin's Cornerstone Press 2024), Ghost Dogs (Terrapin Books 2020), and Limerence, a finalist for the John Pierce Chapbook Competition, forthcoming from Floating Bridge Press. Her work appears in The Sun, Rattle, Cincinnati Review, The Slowdown, Alaska Quarterly Review, and elsewhere. She is a podcaster at The Hive Poetry Collective, leads poetry workshops, and is a reader for Catamaran Literary Quarterly. She splits her time between a ranch in the Santa Cruz Mountains and a residence in Bellingham, Washington.

Home | Dion O'Reilly Award-Winning Poetry (dionoreilly.com)

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March 31, 2025
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April 7, 2025

Marianne Mersereau

 

Marianne Mersereau is an award-winning poet, writer, dancer and mystic who grew up in the Southern Highlands of Appalachia and now resides in the Pacific Northwest. She is the author of a poetry chapbook, Timbrel (2013), selected as a semi-finalist in the Finishing Line Press New Women's Voices Competition. She is also the author of a children's picture book, The Green Lake Gifting Game (2014). Her first full-length poetry collection, a memoir in verse, "In the Grip of Grace" is forthcoming from Finishing Line Press (Spring 2024).

Her work has appeared in The Seattle Times, Bella Grace, Entropy, The Hollins Critic, Still Point Arts Quarterly, The Dead Mule School of Southern Literature, Deep South Magazine, The Remington Review, Seattle's Poetry on Buses and elsewhere, and has been selected for numerous anthologies. Marianne was a finalist in Artists Embassy International's Dancing Poetry Contest in 2018.

 

Marianne's love of flowers, bees and the natural world earned her the nickname, Wild Honey. In addition to creating poems and stories, she also creates floral designs and volunteered for over a decade as director of the Flower Guild at Saint Andrew's Episcopal Church in Seattle. She is a performer of Appalachian clog dance, modern lyrical dance and liturgical dance and enjoys traveling with her family. She is the proud mother of two children and has enjoyed the companionship of husband, Dave, for over 30 years.

Marianne holds degrees in education from the University of Virginia at Wise and Seattle University. She spent a decade working as an elementary school teacher. 

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April 14, 2025
Susan Rich

 

Susan Rich is the author of six books of poetry including Blue Atlas (Red Hen Press), Gallery of Postcards and Maps: New and Selected Poems (Salmon Poetry), Cloud Pharmacy (White Pine Press), shortlisted for the Julie Suk Award, The Alchemist’s Kitchen, named a Finalist for the Foreword Prize and the Washington State Book Award, Cures Include Travel, and The Cartographer’s Tongue / Poems of the World, winner of the PEN USA Award.

Rich has also co-edited two prose anthologies: The Strangest of Theatres: Poets Writing Across Borders (McSweeney’s) with Catherine Barnett, Ilya Kaminsky and Brian Turner, and more recently, Demystifying the Manuscript: Essays and Interviews for Creating a Book of Poems (Two Sylvias Press), co-edited with Kelli Russell Agodon.

Her writing has received fellowships from Artists Trust, Seattle/King County, 4Culture, the Fulbright Foundation, and Peace Corps Writers.

She has worked as a staff person for Amnesty International, an electoral supervisor in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and a human rights trainer in Gaza and the West Bank. Rich lived in the Republic of Niger, West Africa as a Peace Corps Volunteer, later moving to South Africa to teach at the University of Cape Town.

Rich’s international awards include: the Times Literary Supplement Award (London,UK), a residency at the Tyrone Guthrie Center (Ireland) and a residency at Fundacion Valparaiso, (Spain). Other poetry honors include an GAP Awards and a featured poet in the Cuirt Literary Festival in Galway, Ireland.

Her poems have been published in the Academy of American Poets: Poem-a-Day, Alaska Quarterly Review, Bennington Review, Harvard Review, New England Review, O Magazine, Poetry Ireland Review, and The Slowdown, among other places.

Rich’s anthologized poems and essays are included in The Path to Kindness: Poems of Connection and Joy; Best Essays of the Northwest, Alone Together: Love, Grief, and Comfort in the Time of COVID, Take a Stand: Art Against Hate, 101 Jewish Poems for the Third Millennium and Poets of the American West. Her work has been nominated for several Pushcart Prizes and Best of the Net Awards.

Susan is an alumna of the Blue Mountain Center, Hedgebrook, the Helen Whiteley Center, Millay Colony for the Arts, and the Ucross Foundation. She has served on the boards of Crab Creek Review, Floating Bridge Press and Whit Press.

Educated at Harvard University, the University of Oregon, and the University of Massachusetts, Susan Rich lives in Seattle and teaches at Highline College where she chairs the National Poetry Month Committee. She is co-founder and executive director of Poets on the Coast: A Weekend Writing Retreat for Women and writes Blue Atlas on Substack.

Susan Rich (poetsusanrich.com)

 


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April 21, 2025​
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April 28, 2025
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May 5, 2025
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May 12, 2035
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May 19, 2025
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May 26, 2025
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June 2, 2025
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June 9, 2025
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June 16, 2025
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June 23, 2025
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June 30, 2025
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July 7, 2025
Duncan Shields

 

"Duncan Shields is an animator, author, poet, burlesque performer, podcaster and spoken word artist currently living in the Pacific Northwest with his wife and daughter. A Haiku Champion, Nerd Slam Champion, Movie-by-minute co-host, flash fiction author, and former Vancouver Poetry Slam Master.  A huge lover of poetry, science fiction, fantasy, comics, and movies. He enjoys the rain, burritos, and he’s happy to be here."

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July 14, 2025

Sati Mookherjee

 

Sati Mookherjee is a poet and lyricist. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in literary journals and anthologies like Salamander, The Laurel Review, Comstock Review, Cream City Review, and Sonora Review. Her collaborations with contemporary classical composers have been performed or recorded by ensemble (The Esoterics, Contemporary Chambers and Players) and solo musicians (Hope Wechkin, Leaning Toward the Fiddler). Nominated for two Pushcart Prizes, and recipient of an Artist Trust/ Washington State Arts Commission Fellowship Award, she lives in the Pacific Northwest.

Poet and Lyricist - SATI MOOKHERJEE

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July 21, 2024
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July 28, 2025
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August 4, 2025
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August 11, 2025
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August 18, 2025
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August 25, 2025
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September 1, 2025
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September 8, 2025

E. Grace Dager

 

Grace Dager Biography
Evelyn Grace Dager, who goes by Grace, was born in California in 1962. She has lived in numerous states across the country, choosing the PNW as her home. In 1980 she was a scholarship recipient to the University on Miami for art and writing. She has also attended classes at the Corcoran Gallery School of Art in Washington DC. Dager received her BFA from Cornish College of the Arts in 1989.
Dager has had many 'one man' shows and has participated in many group showings. Dager does not limit expression to painting only and works in video, set design, and performance art. She has appeared and worked in film, including working with the renowned Karl Krogstad. Grace creates recycle art and loves making 'cut up' poetry. E Grace Dager was a Board Member at Center on Contemporary Art (CoCA) from 2012-2015. She has worked at the Seattle Art Museum (SAM) and taught art to terminal cancer patients.
E Grace Dager was listed in the 2017: Who's Who in Visual Art.
Dager currently lives in Everett, Washington. She hosts Gold E Lofts Gallery. Gold ELofts has resumed showings during the Third Thursday Everett Art Walk. Dager currently presents her works at Gallery '33 Stares leading up to her Little Bo’Teek store inside Gold ELofts.

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September 15, 2025
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September 22, 2025
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September 29, 2025
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October 6, 2025
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October 13, 2024
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October 20, 2025
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October 27, 2025
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November 3, 2025
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November 10, 2025
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November 17, 2025
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November 24, 2025
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December 1, 2025
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December 8, 2025
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December 15, 2025
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December 22, 2025
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December 29, 2025
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