Lit Night with COAST|NoCOAST
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About the Event
Please join us for our June reading featuring the poetry comics of Catherine Bresner and Mita Mahato. They will be joined by poet and essayist Patrick Milian.
Catherine Bresner is the author of the chapbook The Merriam Webster Series and the artist book Everyday Eros (Mount Analogue 2017). Her poetry has appeared in The Offing, Heavy Feather Review, Gulf Coast, Poetry Northwest, Passages North, The Pinch and elsewhere. Her book, the empty season, won the Diode Edition Book Prize in 2017. She has been the coordinating editor for The Seattle Review, a publicity assistant for Wave Books, and is currently the managing editor for BOAAT Press.
Mita Mahato's poetry comics are collected in In Between (Pleiades Press, 2017). Her cut paper work has been published in Drunken Boat, Seattle Weekly, and Mutha Magazine, as well as exhibited in galleries in Seattle, Chicago, New Orleans, and elsewhere. In 2017, she accepted invitations to serve as the first Artist in Residence at the School of Medicine at UC Riverside and to participate in the Arctic Circle Art/Science Residency in Svalbard, Norway; the latter is the basis for a new book-in-progress that is being funded by a CityArtist Projects grant from the Seattle Office of Arts and Culture. She is an Associate Professor of English at the University of Puget Sound, serves on the board for the arts organization Short Run Seattle, and is a teaching artist at the Henry Art Gallery.
Patrick Milian is a doctoral candidate and teacher at the University of Washington. He has been a William Ralph Wayland Fellow, the recipient of a grant from the Klepser Endowment, and winner of the Richard J. Dunn Teaching Award. His poetry and essays have appeared in Denver Quarterly, Fourteen Hills, Mid-American Review, The Offing, and The Seattle Review, for which he was a Pushcart Prize nominee. His musical collaborations have been produced by Arizona State University, Notre Dame University, and Northwest Art Song.