The Monarch Review is a magazine created in the spirit of The Monarch Apartments: a Seattle home to generations of poets, writers, musicians, visual artists, pranksters, cranks and the curious.

The publication aims to sustain the Monarch’s vibrant, vagabond culture by creating a forum for emerging and established artists and thinkers.

The Monarch Review Staff

Jacob Uitti: Managing Editor
Caleb Thompson: Editor

Andrew Bartels:  
NY Correspondent
Nick Koveshnikov:
Ollie Glatzer
Sarah Kulfan: Web Design
Stevie Van Bronkhorst: Print Design

What We’re Reading


Marco Roth The Scientists
Roland Barthes
by Roland Barthes
Slavoj Zizek The Year of Dreaming Dangerously
Christopher Hitchens Hitch-22, Arguably
Norval Morris The Brothel Boy and Other Parables of The Law
Isabel Allende, The House of the Spirits
Michel Houellebecq Atomised
Denis Johnson Train Dreams
Caseen Gaines Inside Pee-Wee’s Playhouse
Mark Baumgarten Love RocK Revolution (K Records and the Rise of Independent Music)
Sheila Heti The Middle Stories, How Should a Person Be?
Geoff Dyer Jeff in Venice, Death in Varanasi
Chad Harbach The Art of Fielding
Howard Jacobson Whatever It Is, I Don’t Like It
Marjorie Welish The Windows Flew Open
David Sedaris Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls
Tom Bissell Magic Hours
Tracy K. Smith Life On Mars
Stephane Mallarme selected poetry and prose…
Chris Kraus Where Art Belongs
Geoff Dyer Otherwise Known as the Human Condition
Seattle alive at the Center by Ooligan Press
Amy Poehler Yes, Please!


The Boston ReviewThe Paris Review6 x 6Peaches and Bats (Issue 9), The New Inquiry (thenewinquiry.com), n + 1 (number 13), The Baffler, The Point, The Believer.

The Monarch Review would like to thank 4Culture for its generous support toward Monarch #3.

Web Sites We Like


What We’re Listening To



To donate, mail to:

The Monarch Review
6516 19th Ave. NE
Seattle, WA 98105

The answer isn't poetry, but rather language

- Richard Kenney