Join us in welcoming Aileen Keown Vaux for a reading from her poetry collection, Consolation Prize.
Regional, humorous, and wise, the poems in Aileen Keown Vaux’s Consolation Prize bloom from Central Washington State Fair themes. “Find Your Happy!” transforms into a meditation on joy’s ephemerality; “Celebrate What’s Great!” examines both the wonder and despair of our observational faculties. The first chapbook published in Scablands Books’ Channeled Chapbook series, Consolation Prize promises to be a quintessential Inland Northwest read, as quirky and bright as the Yakima fair that frames it.
Aileen Keown Vaux is the author of the Consolation Prize (Scablands Books 2018) who earned her MFA from Eastern Washington University. Currently, she lives in Spokane where she works as a Career Adviser for the College of Arts, Letters, and Education at Eastern Washington University. She writes poetry and non-fiction.