Graham Isaac is a writer living and working in Seattle, Washington. He holds an MA in Creative and Media Writing from the University of Wales, Swansea, where he co-founded The Crunch, South Wales’ largest regularly running poetry and spoken word open mic. He hosts the monthly Works in Progress night at Richard Hugo House and co-curates Claustrophobia, an underground poetry and performance series around Seattle. He was also co-curator of Five Alarms: The Greenwood Lit Crawl.
In segment two, Graham discussed his early poetry influences, mostly those poets he saw in performance in Bellingham, including Coy King, Jack McCarthy and later poets like James Tate, C.A. Conrad, Marvin Bell, Charles Olson and others. He talked about how he ended up in Wales, going to school and curating a poetry reading series called The Crunch. Part 2 (7:18)
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