Poets featured at Northwind Arts Center

PORT TOWNSEND — The Northwind Arts Center’s continuous reading series will feature two poets, Kimberly Burwick and Kevin Goodan, on Thursday.

The readings begin at 7 p.m. at the center, 701 Water St. There is no charge to attend, but a donation of $5 is suggested.

Burwick’s history

Burwick grew up in Massachusetts. She earned a bachelor’s degree in literature from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a master’s degree in poetry from Antioch University.

She is the author of four collections of poetry: “Has No Kinsmen,” “Horses in the Cathedral,” “Good Night Brother” and “Custody of the Eyes.”

Burwick currently teaches creative writing at Washington State University.

Goodan was raised on the Flathead Indian Reservation in western Montana. He earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Montana and worked as a firefighter for 10 years with the U.S. Forest Service before receiving his master’s degree from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.

Goodan’s works

Goodan’s first collection of poetry, “In the Ghost-House Acquainted,” won the Laurence L. & Thomas Winship/PEN New England Award in 2005. His other books include “Winter Tenor,” “Upper Level Disturbances,” “Let the Voices” and “Anaphora.”

Goodan currently teaches at Lewis-Clark State College.

All proceeds will support the Northwind Arts Center. For more information, contact Bill Mawhinney at 360-301-1159.

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