Robert Lashley


Robert Lashley is a Washington State writer and activist. He was a 2016 Jack Straw Fellow, an Artist Trust Fellow, and a nominee for a Stranger Genius Award. His books include Green River Valley (Blue Cactus Press, 2021), Up South (Small Doggies Press, 2017), and The Homeboy Songs (Small Doggies Press, 2014). His poetry has appeared in The Seattle Review of Books, NAILED, Poetry Northwest, McSweeney’s, and The Cascadia Review, among others. In 2019, Entropy named The Homeboy Songs as one of the 25 essential books to come out of Seattle.

We were grateful for taking up our request to consider how James Thomson's The City of Dreadful Night could be read as contemporary based on his upbringing in Tacoma. A great pleasure to work with this Northwest poet.

Learn more about Robert at KEXP's Sound and Vision.