EWU’s national literary journal, Willow Springs magazine, will host a live virtual reading featuring past contributors Kevin McIlvoy, Melissa Kwasny and Rebecca Brown at 6 p.m. PST, Saturday, May 8. The reading will be held over Zoom (https://ewu.zoom.us/j/99610184063) and will also be live on Youtube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Cma6x8335I).

KEVIN MCILVOY lives in Asheville, North Carolina. His most recent books are At the Gate of All Wonder (Tupelo 2018) and 57 Octaves Below Middle C (Four Way 2017). His novel, One Kind Favor, will be published by WTAW Press in 2021. His poetry was featured most recently in Willow Springs 86. You can find out more about him on his website.

MELISSA KWASNY is the author of six books of poetry, most recently Where Outside the Body is the Soul Today (University of Washington Press Pacific Northwest Poetry Series 2017) and Pictograph (Milkweed Editions 2015), as well as a collection of prose writings, Earth Recitals: Essays on Image and Vision (Lynx House Press 2013). Recently published by Trinity University Press, Putting on the Dog: The Animal Origins of What We Wear is her first book of nonfiction. Kwasny currently serves as Montana Poet Laureate, a position she shares with M.L. Smoker. Her poetry was featured in Willow Springs 65 and in Willow Springs 74, and she was interviewed in 2006.

REBECCA BROWN’s most recent book is Not Heaven, Somewhere Else (Tarpaulin Sky, 2018). Among her dozen other books are American Romances, The Haunted House, The Dogs: A Modern Bestiary, The Terrible Girls (all with City Lights), and The Gifts of the Body (HarperCollins). She’s written a play, a one-woman performance/talk, and a libretto for a dance opera. She was the first Writer in Residence at Hugo House, co-founder of the Jack Straw Writers Program and former creative director of the Pacific Northwest Writers’ Conference in Port Townsend. She taught in the low residency MFA program at Goddard College and is currently Senior-Artist-in-Residence at University of Washington, Bothell. She lives in Seattle. Her fiction was featured most recently in Willow Springs 84.