Puget Sound English Department

April 27, 2009

New Anthology of Tacoma Poetry

Filed under: Creative Writing,Events on Campus,Publishing — O. @ 9:48 pm

An advance-copy of a new anthology of Tacoma poetry has found its way to the English Department.

The anthology’s general release will occur in a matter of days. Rumor has it that some copies may be available at the poetry reading on April 30 in Rausch Auditorium on campus, beginning at 8:00 p.m. and featuring poets William Kupinse, Hans Ostrom, and the new Poet Laureate of Tacoma (to be announced that evening).

The anthology, edited by William Kupinse and Tammy Robacker, is called In Tahoma’s Shadow: Poems from the City of Destiny.  It was designed by Leah Vendl, an English major at Puget Sound. (Well done, Leah).

The anthology runs to 150 pages.  It includes work by Laura Jensen, Rosalind Bell, Grace Livingston, Leah Coakley, Beverly Conner, Ann Putnam, Michelle Jones (UPS alum), Kevin Miller, Sarah Borsten (UPS alum), Mike Robinson, Elliot Trotter (UPS alum), Lynn Martin,Tad Monroe, Paul Nelson, Hans Ostrom, Connie Walle, Joanne McCarthy, and dozens of other poets.

Copies will be available at King’s Books on St. Helens.

Exquisite Disarray is the publisher, and the ISBN # is 978-0-9814854-2.

Congratulations to editors Bill Kupinse and Tammy Robacker for putting together this splendid anthology.

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