Tonight's program features a quartet of Northwest-based poets and writers published by Black Lawrence Press. Western Washington University professor Carol Guess has published over a dozen works of fiction and poetry, including Doll Studies: Forensics (Black Lawrence) and Index of Placebo Effects (Matter Press). Marcel Jolley was born in Skagway, Alaska, and now lives in Camas. His story collection, Neither Here Nor There (Black Lawrence, 2007), won the inaugural Lawrence Book Award. His novel, The Following Sea, is forthcoming in 2013. Portland poet Scott Alexander Jones is the author of the chapbook, One Day There will be Nothing to Show That We Were Ever Here (Bedouin Books) and of Elsewhere (forthcoming from Black Lawrence). His poems have appeared in over fifty journals. Lawrence Matsuda was born at the Minidoka War Relocation Camp, and is the author of A Cold Wind from Idaho (Black Lawrence Press). A student of Nelson Bentley and Tess Gallagher, he has published in many journals and anthologies along the way.