Judith Roche has won two American Book Awards and has published four collections of poetry. All Fire All Waterfrom Black Heron Press is the most recent.
She has taught at all levels from elementary to university. She has poems installed in several Seattle area public art installations and is widely published in magazines and journals.
She is a Fellow in the Black Earth Institute, an organization dedicated to social justice, environmental issues and spiritual awareness and teaches at Hugo House.
Peter Munro is a fisheries scientist who works in the Bering Sea, the Gulf of Alaska, and the Aleutian Islands. When he is not at sea, his overlords chain him to a computer in Seattle and force him to estimate parameters by the maximum likelihood method.
Munro’s poems have been published in such journals as Poetry, the Beloit Poetry Journal, the Iowa Review, and the Birmingham Poetry Review.
Munro is a founding curator of the open mike, Easy Speak, (www.easyspeakseattle.com). Somehow, Munro bamboozled the Jack Straw Writers Program to accept him for a year in 2013 (or 2014, he can’t quite remember).
Munro has served as the Poet Laureate, Pro Tem, of Kenmore Lanes from 1987 through the present though he bowls quite poorly. The management of Kenmore Lanes, to this day, remain unaware of having awarded him this great honor. Listen to more poems at www.munropoetry.com.