Recent Articles


Toward Feeling

Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore pushes change with radical, uproarious stories about queer culture.

Celebrated Poet Charles Simic Reads at UW

Simic's poetry is often described as stark, with an inimitable nightmarish quality—tempered by gallows humor—reflecting his childhood in heavily bombed Belgrade.

Lessons of ‘A Lesser Love’

In her debut poetry collection, E.J. Koh seizes power from the forces that have battered her.

Easy Rider

Electric bikes and bike-share programs make cycling in Seattle simpler than ever. Sarah Galvin, veteran urban cyclist, breaks down the benefits.

Mount Analogue Defies the Boundaries of Genre

Producing art and literature designed to be experienced in person.

Linguistic Gymnast

In three new collections out this summer, poet Anastacia-Reneé experiments and evolves.

Chris Fleming’s Surreal, Inimitable Comedy

The star and creator of 'Gayle' and Gigi the Christmas Snake' on gender identity and sorority icebreakers.

APRIL’s Swan Song

Sarah Galvin reflects on the literary festival's remarkable seven-year run and last hurrah.
Book of the Month

Book of the Month: ‘Vagrants and Accidentals’ by Kevin Craft

Craft's new collection is a dense, lyrical volume of poetry.

In the Moment with Pop-Up Magazine

The popular "live magazine" comes to Town Hall—no recording allowed.

Unresolvable Questions

Yonnas Getahun's 'I Hung Myself on the Moon' has a quiet lyricism and a fittingly lunar quality.