Mark Petterson with Rebecca Brown

Rescheduled from March 2020 to June 2021, and from in-person to virtual is this reading by Seattle-based poet Mark Petterson for his recent book, Transfiguration (Spartan Press). He’ll be doing so in good company this evening, as also reading with him, as she would have a year ago, is  beloved Seattle writer Rebecca Brown, senior member of the MFA Faculty at Goddard College and MFA and IAS studies Faculty at University of Washington, Bothell. She is the author of many books, including American Romances, and, most recently, Not Heaven, Somewhere Else (Tarpaulin Sky Press).

Of Transfiguration, Kevin Rabas: “These are worldly poems, both in subject and approach. And Petterson has an eye for just the right detail to reveal the world, just as a poem or short story can do the work a novel does, in miniature, in a camera flash. There’s both grit and tenderness here. Read this, and you may come away comforted or wiser, and certainly you’ll know a little more of the world.”

Mark Petterson earned his MFA in creative writing at the University of Kansas. He grew up in Prairie Village, Kansas, and now lives and works in Seattle. Transfiguration is his first collection of poetry.

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ISBN: 9781950380602
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Published: Spartan Press - January 10th, 2020

Not Heaven, Somewhere Else Cover Image
ISBN: 9781939460189
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(This book cannot be returned.)
Published: Tarpaulin Sky Press - October 2nd, 2018

Monday, June 21, 2021 - 6:00pm
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