Sandra Yannone and Alissa Hattman
Sandra Yannone joins us at 7 pm on Tuesday, September 24th, to read from her debut poetry collection Boats for Women, published by Salmon Poetry. Reading with Yannone will be Portland poet Alissa Hattman.
Using a range of free verse and traditional forms, Yannone’s poems plot intersections and transgressions of the personal and the historical like a cartographer drafting a nautical chart, along the way documenting how women discover and recover from the intimacies of loving each other through time.
Yannone grew up in Old Saybrook, Connecticut. Her poems, book reviews, and articles have appeared in numerous print and online journals, including Ploughshares, Prairie Schooner, CALYX, Seattle Review, and The Gay and Lesbian Review. Her work has received the Academy of American Poets Prize and an AWP Intro Award. She earned her BA in writing and literature from Wheaton College, her MFA from Emerson College, and her PhD in English from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Currently she is a member of the faculty at The Evergreen State College in Olympia.
Alissa Hattman’s work has appeared in The Rumpus, Gravel, Propeller, Atticus Review, and elsewhere. Her poetry chapbook Her Animal Inheritance was published in 2017. After graduating from The Evergreen State College in 2002, she completed an MFA in Fiction from Pacific University and an MA in English Literature form Portland State. She currently teaches writing at Chemeketa Community College in Salem.