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Poetry + Wine w/ Sarah Jones

In continuing our partnership with Barrels Wine Bar, we will be joint hosting poet Sarah Jones on Thursday at 5:00pm at Barrels. SArah will read from work in progresses, published work, and her chapbook Lies I Tell Myself. We will have copies of the chapbook for sale at the event.

Sarah Jones is a Seattle-based poet and content specialist. She is the author of the chapbook Lies I Tell Myself (dancing girl press & studio, 2018). She has been nominated for a 2018 and 2019 Pushcart Prize and has been featured in Poets & Writers Magazine and on NPR.  Her poetry has appeared in New Ohio ReviewThe Normal SchoolAmerican Literary Review, Entropy magazine, Maudlin HouseRaven Chronicles, City Arts Magazine, Yes, Poetry, and many other places. Sarah is an editorial assistant of Poetry Northwest magazine, and she holds an M.F.A. in Poetry from Antioch University, Los Angeles.

Sarah grew up in the Sierra Nevadas of California. In those mountains, she learned how to fish with nightcrawlers and PowerBait. She kept a baseball mitt under her mattress and a rubber band gun under her pillow.  In high school, Sarah played point guard on the basketball team and didn’t take her English classes seriously enough. She learned a lot about drugs and alcohol and domestic violence. She found solace beneath Sugar pines, watching water striders glide along the surface of Huntington Lake. A good chunk of her soul still resides in the High Sierra.

Event date: 
Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 5:00pm to 5:30pm
Event address: 
3014 78th Ave SE
Mercer Island, WA 98040