October 9 and 10, 2021

Volta: A Poetry Workshop
with Spencer Reece and Kathryn Hunt

Saturday and Sunday, October 9 and 10
Saturday, 10 – 4 pm (with lunch break) and Sunday 12 – 4 pm
10 participants
Zoom – join us from anywhere in the world!
Register: Imprint Bookstore or at

Volta means turn around, tumble, waltz. In a sonnet, it’s the turn of thought or direction that channels surprise and originality. Our two-day workshop will focus on ways to roll and roam with your own poetry and allow it to take you in new directions. We'll consider the work of contemporary poets from the U.S. and abroad and explore ways you might employ risk and invention in your work, moving your poem forward and inward at the same time.

We’ll provide writing prompts and, during the course of the weekend, each participant will receive feedback from the instructors on a draft. We’ll also send you a small packet of poems to read before we meet. You’ll finish the weekend with four drafts of new poems. The class is open to all lovers of poetry — beginners and experienced writers alike. Please come with a notebook or laptop and an open mind.

Spencer Reece’s debut collection of poetry The Clerk’s Tale was chosen by Louise Glück for the Bakeless Poetry Prize. His second collection The Road to Emmaus was a longlist nominee for the National Book Award and a finalist for the Griffin Prize from Canada. Reece’s poems explore faith, family, love, and loss and are filled with what Glück calls “shimmering intelligence. . . [and] unobtrusive wit;” “half cocktail party, half passion play.” His honors include fellowships and grants from the Guggenheim Foundation and an Amy Lowell Poetry Travelling Scholarship. His memoir, The Secret Gospel of Mark: A Poet’s Memoir, from Seven Stories Press, will be published in 2021. A book of watercolors All the Beauty Still Left: A Poet’s Book of Hours from Turtle Point Press and a chapbook Letters from Spain will also arrive on the bookshelves this year.

Kathryn Hunt makes her home on the coast of the Salish Sea. Her poems have appeared in The Sun, Radar, Orion, Missouri Review, Carolina Quarterly, and Narrative. Her second collection of poems, Seed Wheel, will be published by Lost Horse Press in 2021. She’s worked as a waitress, shipscaler, short-order cook, bookseller, food bank coordinator, filmmaker, and freelance writer.

RegisterImprint Bookstore or at
820 Water St.
Port Townsend, WA. 98368
(360) 379-2617









October 3, 2021 noon PDT

Cultivating Voices Live Poetry will host a book launch of Seed Wheel, my new book of poems, on Zoom - Sunday October 3 at noon Pacific. The event features four poets with new books from Lost Horse Press. I'll be reading with three other Lost Horse poets: Ukrainian poets Lyuba Yakimchuk and Natalka Bilotserkivet and American poet Carolyne Wright.

Register for the reading here (You must register to receive the Zoom link.)

Many thanks to Christine Holbert and Sandy Yannone.


In Pope Marine Park in Port Townsend, reading with Gary Copeland LilleyLauren Davis, and Matthew Nienow. I'm a huge fan of their work. Fresh air! The Bay behind us! Ferry boats! Horse tail clouds! A great night of poetry.

Oh traveler, what if the far river had not been created?
Where then would you dream of going?

― Linda Hogan