April is National Poetry Month! Join us at Lake Forest Park as we welcome two award-winning poets from the Northwest!
Kristin Berger is the author of three poetry collections: Echolocation, (Cirque Press, 2018), How Light Reaches Us (Aldrich Press, 2016), and a chapbook, For the Willing (Finishing Line Press, 2008). Her long prose-poem, Changing Woman & Changing Man: A High Desert Myth, was a finalist for the 2016 Newfound Prose Prize. Recent work has appeared in Four Chambers Press, Light: Journal of Photography and Poetry, Mockinghart Review and Santa Ana River Review, and The Inflectionist Review featured her in 2017 as a Distinguished Poet, and nominated her work for The Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net. Former Editor of VoiceCatcher (2009-2011), Kristin lives in Portland, Oregon, with her family, where she hosts a summer poetry reading series at her neighborhood farmers market.
Ann Tweedy's first full length book, The Body's Alphabet, was published by Headmistress Press in 2016 and was awarded a Bisexual Book Award in poetry. It was also a finalist for a Lambda Literary Award and is currently a finalist for a Golden Crown Literary Society Award. She also has published two chapbooks, and her poetry has appeared in Clackamas Literary Review, Rattle, literary mama, and elsewhere. She has twice been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and has also been nominated for a Bet of the Net Award. Ann is an MFA candidate at Hamline University. Originally from Massachusetts, she has lived in many places on the West Coast and in the Midwest and now makes her home in Washington State. She is also a law professor and in-house attorney for an Indian Tribe.