2014 Winter Quarter Schedule
Kathleen Flenniken is the 2012-2014 poet laureate of Washington State. She began her career as a civil engineer and did not begin writing poetry until she was in her 30s. She is now the author of two collections of books. Her first, Famous (2006), won the Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Poetry, was named a Notable Book by the American Library Association and was a finalist for the Washington State Book Award. 2012’s Plume was a finalist for the William Carlos Williams Award from the Poetry Society of America and for the Pacific Northwest Book Awards.