Spokane Writers: Krow, Cartwright, Welcker
Eagle Harbor Books is happy to welcome a trio of writers from the far side of the state! Spokane short story writer Leyna Krow, and poets Ellen Welcker and Ben Cartwright will read in our Used Books Annex on Sunday, Aug. 6, at 3pm. The event is in celebration of Krow's short story collection, I'm Fine, But You Appear to be Sinking.
In this volume, the strange collides with the mundane: close to home and far from it, in suburban neighborhoods and rural communities, with cycling apocalypses and backyard tigers. Each story stands alone, but they are connected through reoccurring imagery and a shared theme of protagonists in emotional peril. At its core, this collection is imbued with mystery, oddity, humor, and empathy, but what it really wants to show us is that we’re never really alone— most especially when we’re certain that we are.
Leyna Krow’s stories have appeared in Hayden’s Ferry Review, Prairie Schooner, Ninth Letter, and other publications.
Ellen Welcker’s second collection of poems, Ram Hands, is just out from Scablands Books. Her first book, The Botanical Garden, was selected by Eleni Sikelianos for the 2009 Astrophil Poetry Prize (Astrophil, 2010). She is a recipient of a 2016 GAP grant from Artist Trust, for her manuscript-in-progress, The Pink Tablet, and chapbook of these poems are forthcoming from Fact-Simile Books in 2017.
Ben Cartwright's work has appeared in The Pinch, DIAGRAM, West Branch, Seneca Review, and elsewhere. His debut poetry collection After Our Departure was chosen by Nance Van Winckel as the winner of the Powder Horn Prize, and was published by Sage Hill Press in 2016. Ben teaches at Spokane Falls Community College.