Music - Tuesday, March 4, 2014 14:24Welcome to the new mini-series where we ask five Seattle folk their thoughts on the new music interview and va ... Read More
Monday, March 3, 2014 11:15 — 0 Comments
The first time she done it was to bury her daddy. There may have been other ways to go about it, but Rhonda McCloster didn’t have the means or, more importantly, the wherewithal. Old Joe Byrum wouldn’t put her daddy in a box or in the ground unless she paid up first, as nobody in her family line had ever done a lick towards stringing two pennies together. Byrum didn’t fancy Rhonda to be the first.
Monday, March 3, 2014 11:08 — 1 Comment
I’m on the right street, but the wrong funeral home. If I were thinking clearly, I would turn my car around and head in the opposite direction. Instead, I drive to the second funeral home I know in my father’s hometown. Like the first parking lot, it’s as stark looking as this winter day. I have forty-five minutes left before I miss it all. Part of me wants to. I hate funerals. At the end I am exhausted. I go when I have to. Losing nearly all morning clarity, which is never optimum, I call my parents. I know that […]
Thursday, February 27, 2014 11:22 — 0 Comments
Rodrigo Valenzuela is a visual artist based in Seattle, WA. He recently won The Stranger’s Genius Award for his work. We here at The Monarch got a chance to catch up with Valenzuela to talk about his new exhibit at at Bryan Ohno Gallery, beginning March 6th. Jake Uitti: The presentation of your new works is called “Goal Keeper” – it has the obvious connotation of someone with aims who works to meet those aims. But it also has the soccer/sports connotation I can’t help but think about. Was this intentional in any way, or am I crazy and […]
Wednesday, February 26, 2014 13:20 — 0 Comments
Julia Massey and the Five Finger Discount are all about stardust. They also love magic. And they love to play music! This is why their upcoming appearance at the Timber Outdoor Music Festival in Carnation, WA is so beautiful. Fits them like a glove. We got a chance to reach out to Julia, Dom and Geoff and ask them One Super Important Question about the upcoming summer festival.
The answer isn't poetry, but rather language
- Richard Kenney
Monarch Review Podcast #2
March 3rd, 2014
Fresh off the heals of the AWP writing conference, Sean De Tore and I talk with poet Rich Smith and writer Sarah Galvin about how they first met and how food and drink influence their work. Rich and Sarah also read some poetry to us toward the end of the show. Enjoy!