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Meet the Curators


Deborah Woodard is a poet, teacher, and translator living on the Duwamish ancestral homeland of North Seattle. A two-time Jack Straw Fellow, she was one of the founding members of the former Margin Shift Collective and continues to co-curate Margin Shift: Friends in Poetry. She holds a PhD from the University of Washington and is a longtime teacher at Hugo House. Her books include Plato’s Bad Horse (Bear Star Press, 2006), Borrowed Tales (Stockport Flats 2012), and No Finis: Triangle Testimonies, 1911 (Ravenna Press, 2018). In collaboration with Roberta Antognini, she has translated the poetry of Amelia Rosselli in Hospital Series (New Directions, 2015) and Obtuse Diary (Entre Rios Books, 2018). Their translations of Rosselli’s The Dragonfly and Notes Scattered and Lost are forthcoming from Entre Rios books.

Matt Trease is a poet, artist and astrologer living on the Duwamish ancestral homeland in south Seattle, WA, where he serves on the board of the Cascadia Poetics Lab, co-curates the Margin Shift reading series, and teaches at Hugo House. His poems have recently appeared in small po[r]tions, WordLitZine, Phoebe, Fact-Simile, Hotel Amerika, Juked (among others), and in the anthologies, Shake the Tree Vol 3 (Brightly Press, 2018) and Make It True Meets Medusario (Pleasure Boat Studios, 2019). He is the author of the chapbook Later Heaven: Production Cycles (busylittle1way designs, 2013) and rcvrdtxt: a diaspearing chapbook (rlysrslit, 2018).


Past and guest curators have included: Maged Zaher, Robert Mittenthal, Jane Wong, Gregory Laynor, David Wolach, Laura Neuman, Kreg Hasegawa, Josh Foman, Kat Siedemann, Thomas Ahneesan, Natasha Marin, Serena Chopra, and Nanya Jhingran. 

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