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Abby E. Murray reading with Subhaga Crystal Bacon at Browsers Bookshop

April 24 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm PDT

Abby E. Murray (she/they) is the editor of Collateral, a literary journal concerned with the impact of violent conflict and military service beyond the combat zone. Her first book of poems, Hail and Farewell, examines what it means to be a feminist pacifist married to an active duty army officer. It won the Perugia Press Poetry Prize and was a finalist for the Washington State Book Award. She served as the 2019-2021 poet laureate for the city of Tacoma, Washington, and currently teaches rhetoric in military strategy to Army War College fellows at the University of Washington.

Subhaga Crystal Bacon (she/they), is the author of four collections of poetry including Transitory, 2023, winner of the BOA Editions, Ltd. Isabella Gardner Award for Poetry; Surrender of Water in Hidden Places, winner of the Red Flag Poetry Chapbook Prize, 2023; Blue Hunger, from Methow Press2020and Elegy with a Glass of Whiskey, winner of the A. Poulin New Poetry America Prize from BOA Editions in 2004.  A Pushcart and Best of the Net nominee, Subhaga is a teaching artist working in schools and libraries with youth and adults, as well as private students. Their work appears in a variety of print and online journals including The Diode Poetry Journal, The Bellevue Literary ReviewIndianapolis ReviewSmartish Pace, and others.  A Queer elder, they live in rural north central Washington on unceded Methow land.


April 24
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm PDT
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Browsers Bookshop
107 Capital Way N.
Olympia, WA 98501 United States
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