VWS: Washington State Poet Laureate Kathleen Flenniken
Washington State Poet Laureate, and MFA alum, Kathleen Flenniken ’07 is the next guest in PLU’s Visiting Writer Series Wednesday, May 2. Her visit starts with The Writer’s Story: Q&A at 3:30 p.m. at Garfield Books and concludes with a reading at 7 p.m. in the Scandinavian Cultural Center.
Flenniken’s first book, Famous (University of Nebraska, 2006), won the Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Poetry and was named a Notable Book by the American Library Association and a finalist for the Washington State Book Award.
Her poems have appeared in The Iowa Review, Prairie Schooner, Poetry, The Writer’s Almanac, Poetry Daily, American Life in Poetry, and many other journals and anthologies.
Her second collection, Plume, was selected by Linda Bierds for the Pacific Northwest Poetry Series and will be published in Spring 2012 by University of Washington Press.