Dustin Pearson and Hannah Stephenson

Pearson’s “Millennial Roost” uses the metaphor of the chicken yard to describe violation. He’s a McKnight Doctoral Fellow at Florida State University and has won many awards. Stephenson, who blogs at The Storialist read from her collection “In the Kettle, the Shriek.” Beloved in Columbus as a founder of the monthly book reading series, Paging…

Finding Poetry on the Bus

With my two-pump, no-whip mocha sloshing down my hand in foamy dribbles I ran for the 255 bus from Kirkland toward Seattle, trying to make the first Saturday session of the AWP writer’s conference. I fed two dollar bills into the flat slot, dropped my quarter down the neck of the short slot, and took…