Rob Carney and Scott Poole

An evening of newsworthy and humorous poems by 2019 Washington State Book Award finalist Rob Carney and former House Poet of NPRs Live Wire!, Scott Poole.

Rob’s The Book of Sharks┬áis a finalist for the Washington Book Award.

Scott will be selling a special limited edition of an art book of 20 poems and 20 original paintings.

Rob Carney is originally from the northwest (Puyallup, Tacoma, Spokane) and now lives in Salt Lake City. He is the author of five books, most recently The Book of Sharks (Black Lawrence Press, 2018), which is a finalist for this year’s Washington State Book Award for Poetry (winner to be announced Saturday Oct. 12, so think good thoughts, please). His collection 88 Maps (Lost Horse Press, 2015) was also named a finalist for the WSBA.

Carney’s new origin stories, fables, fractured fairy tales, prose-poems, poem-poems, and literary uppercuts to the stupid chin of injustice have appeared in Blue Earth Review, Cave Wall, Columbia Journal, Poetry Northwest, A Journal of the Built + Natural Environments, and many others. A podcast of his show last spring for The Write Question (Montana Public Radio and PRX) can be heard here or here

Scott Poole is best know for his 11 year stint on the national public radio show Live Wire!. He is the author of three books of poetry and a forthcoming book with Rob Carney from Portland’s Unsolicited Press. He lives in the ‘Couv but is cool enough to read in Portland without getting beat up.