Lillian Nickerson was born and raised in Seattle. She attended Sarah Lawrence College and New York University. Her poems were most recently published in the debut issue of Death Hums Magazine. She lives in a cottage with her dog, Lois.

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Poetry in Motion

By staying nimble and artist-focused, 
Wave Books has grown into one of America’s 
great small publishers.

The Connector: Olivia McCausland

“A couple of years ago someone referred to me as a dilettante,” Olivia McCausland says. “Typically that’s derogatory, but for me it’s absolutely true."

Short Run Rides Again

"Marathon: A Short Run Arts Show" brought short run comics to Fantagraphics in November.

Pavement is Forever

Mostly unchanged from a century ago, the Skagit Valley is where Seattle goes to slow down and stock up.

‘Confessions of a Latter-day Virgin’

At 35, Nicole Hardy was a single, Mormon virgin on the brink of a liberating personal revolution. She explores her journey through sexuality and religion in her juicy, new memoir, 'Confessions of a Latter-day Virgin.'

Unauthorized Readings: Seattle Poets Explore Walt Whitman’s ‘Song of Myself’

On Thursday poets Christine Deavel, Janie Miller, Adam Boehmer and James Hoch will read Walt Whitman’s “Song of Myself.”

The Postal Service Sends Me Back

The first time I heard a song by The Postal Service on the radio I thought my heart was going to bounce right out of my bedroom window. It was the summer of 2003, I was 15 and swaddled in brutal teenage angst, but when the daytime DJ on 107.7 The End...
Around Town

Greenwood Lit Crawl Ends on a High Note

On Saturday night as the sun fell behind the cloudless western horizon, a crowd gathered outside the Greenwood Public Library for the third stop of the final Greenwood Lit Crawl. The library was closed and a noticeable chill was in the air, but none...

Amber Nelson of Alice Blue Books

In 2005, then-22-year-old Amber Nelson decided to do something proactive about the lack of consistent quality she found in the literary journals she was reading. That year, Nelson, along with her two former Evergreen State College classmates Will and...

Great Poem of Desire and Other Poems by Rich Smith

Despite its title, Rich Smith’s debut chapbook Great Poem of Desire and Other Poems is not an aphrodisiac. From cover to cover the book is filled with lust, but the lust is balanced by Smith’s cunning wit and a deeper, existential kind of longing....

Bloomsday Live! Seattle Celebrates James Joyce

Every year on June 16th literary nerds around the world gather to celebrate the life and work of James Joyce (pictured above). Bloomsday, as it is called, is named for the protagonist in Joyce’s Ulysses, Leopold Bloom, and held on the date in 1904...

Matthew Simmons’ Happy Rock Book Launch

Somewhere in the jack pine forests of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, the characters of Matthew Simmons' new book of short stories Happy Rock find their home. Happy Rock (published by Seattle's Dark Coast Press) is a book unhinged from the rules of...