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Alive at the Center By Bonnie Nish, Chris Gilpin, Cody Walker, David D. Horowitz, Elee Kraljii Gardiner, Jesse Lichenstein, Kathleen Flenniken, Leah Stenson, Rob Taylor, Robin Susanto, Susan Denning and Susan McCaslin


The Pacific Poetry Project’s first volume, Alive at the Center, aims to capture the thriving poetic atmosphere of the Pacific Northwest. It concentrates on the three major cities that define it—Portland, Seattle, and Vancouver B.C. This anthology, compiled and edited by an outstanding poet from each city, is a cultural conversation among the unique urban communities whose perspectives share more than just a common landscape. Alive at the Center features distinctive, contemporary poets who speak to the individual spirits of these Pacific Northwest cities.

Alive at the Center is also available in three smaller city-specific volumes, which contain only the poetry selections from that city. Perfect for showing city pride or as souvenir gifts, these volumes capture the essence of each city using the voices of some of their most prolific and outspoken poets. Each city-specific volume has been designed with its own unique cover, making these books collectible outside of the main anthology. Click on each image to learn more and purchase from Bookshop:

Alive at the Center - PortlandAlive at the Center - SeattleAlive at the Center - Vancouver, BC

Alive at the Center was compiled by three well-known poets from each city, who worked together to select and compile the most representative work of their communities. They are: Susan Denning, Jesse Lichenstein, and Leah Stenson (Portland); Cody Walker, Kathleen Flenniken, and David D. Horowitz (Seattle); and Daniela Elza, Bonnie Nish, and Robin Susanto (Vancouver).

For more information on Alive at the Center contributors, check out the Alive at Center bios page.

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  • Available in: 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, softcover | 284 pages
  • ISBN: 978-1932010497
  • Published: March 1, 2013

Alive at the Center
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 After Write to Publish Write to Publish is officially in the rear-view mirror, meaning Kellie’s and my big project for the year is done. Others will be taking up Write to Publish for next year soon, but for now we’ve been assigned to other odds and ends at the press. One of those projects is the Backlist Sales Initiative. […]

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