Artist Spotlight: Troy Glover

by Isa Berliner, JAC Intern Troy Glover has always been a storyteller. He remembers entertaining his little league baseball team with ghost stories on rides home after games and writing poetic letters to the girls in his elementary school class. “That should have been a sign I sucked because I didn’t get a girlfriend until …

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Guest Blog: Jameelah Lewis

Battle Ground by Jameelah Lewis Battle ground. My mom aint never raised no punk, so why would I run? I’m not afraid, I’m not scared. The subtle patterns of people running away to catch their breath. I’m not afraid, I’m not scared. As the smoke in the sky pollutes our lungs and steals our air. I’m …

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Teaching Artist Spotlight: Matt Malyon

Recently we talked with Matt Malyon, our newest addition to the Teaching Artist Spotlight series. Matt is the Executive Director of Underground Writing, a literature-based creative writing program serving migrant, incarcerated, recovery, and other at-risk communities in northern Washington through literacy and personal transformation. He speaks on embodies presence in creation during COVID-19, the relationships that we …

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To My Big Sis, Judith Tannenbaum, from Spoon Jackson

by Spoon Jackson My love for my mentor and big sis, Judith. I know death is rising over the mountains, slowly, and the pain must be enormous. Yet Judith finds and creates beauty and peace even in the midst of a hurricane. She transforms in the middle of death. Judith has been dealing with great …

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