This event, a celebration of the new multi-genre collaboration Alchemy for Cells & Other Beasts (Entre Ríos Press), features readings by poets Maya Jewell Zeller and Ellen Welcker, as well as the screening of a film by Rebecca Starkey.
A Note from the Press:
“Entre Ríos Books is proud to announce our fifth book, Alchemy for Cells & Other Beasts by Spokane poet, Maya Jewell Zeller, and Seattle artist Carrie DeBacker. This full-color collaboration charts a course into magical waters, anchoring itself in the frightening politicization of a woman’s body. The speaker in these incantations, behind these urgent watercolors, muses on the philosophies of geologic time, climate change, human genomes, and existential destruction. It is anxious work of eco-feminism, much of it written and painted after the election. Like our other books, this book ships with an audio download of the poet reading the work.”
Maya Jewell Zeller is a poet, writer, teacher, editor, and mother. An Assistant Professor for Central Washington University’s Professional and Creative Writing Programs, Maya is the author of Rust Fish (Lost Horse Press, 2011) andYesterday, the Bees (Floating Bridge Press, 2015).
Carrie DeBacker Seattle ArtistCarrie DeBacker is a Seattle-based visual artist and illustrator. Originally from the Chicago area, she holds a BA in Studio Art from Carleton College and MFA from Washington University, in St. Louis.
Rebecca Starkey is an aspiring cinematographer and recently graduated from the film program at Central Washington University. Rebecca is the recipient of Entre Ríos’s first Emerging Visions Filmmaker Award which is meant to encourage the growth and development of women artists and technicians traditionally underrepresented in the film and digital industry.
Ellen Welcker‘s books include Ram Hands (Scablands Books, 2016) and The Botanical Garden (Astrophil, 2010). She is a recipient of a 2016 GAP grant from WA Artist Trust for her manuscript-in-progress, The Pink Tablet, and chapbook of these poems are forthcoming from Fact-Simile Books in late 2017. She lives in Spokane, WA.