linksBookstores Books! Earth’s biggest bookstore.
Bulldog News. Bulldog News is dedicated to the creation of public space. Public Space is not a physical locale. It is the sense of place created when a community-based dialogue transforms ideas and experiences into shared meaning and common purpose.
Elliott Bay Bookstore Seattle, Washington. Located in the heart of Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood business district, The Elliott Bay Book Company is a full service bookstore, home to over 150,000 titles, set on cedar shelves in a multi-level, inviting unique atmosphere.
Left Bank Books Seattle, Washington. Left Bank Books carries over 10,000 new and used books, and has close to 70 sections. We specialize in anti-authoritarian, anarchist, independent, radical and small-press titles.  We feature various sections such as anarchism, fiction, feminist studies, immigration studies, race & culture studies, “dis”ability & Deafness, poetry, graphic novels, parenting, labor history, science fiction, sexuality, environmentalism, native studies and much more.
Open Books: a Poem Emporium Seattle, Washington.
Powell’s Bookstore Portland, Oregon. This landmark, multi-level source for new & used books also houses a cafe & selection of gifts.
Raven Contributors and other
Fascinating Writers
Kathleen Alcala  Raven founding editor and author of numerous books, including The Desert Remembers My Name.
Visual Poetry by Jim Andrews  Canadian Writer and visual artist/teacher.
Matt Briggs  American Book Award winner and author of numerous books, including Shoot the Buffalo.
Jeannine Hall Gailey’s Blog. Gailey recently served as the second Poet Laureate of Redmond, Washington.
Allison Green – Author of The Ghosts Who Travel with Me, a memoir, and Half-Moon Scar, a novel.
Priscilla Long. Books, thoughts, philosophy, from this Seattle-based writer. See her excellent essay, My Brain on My Mind.
Frances McCue’s website. Co-founder of Richard Hugo House, and poet, nonfiction writer. Author of The Bled: Poems (one of the most important books of poetry written in the last few decades).
John Olson’s blog. Author of numerous books of poetry and prose.

Susan Platt’s blog. Art and Politics Now. Timely discussions, commentary and reviews of art books and artists. See her review of poet Judith Roche’s life & work: “Poetry is a type of Music…”-Judith Roche

Indexes and Resources
Bookworm by Bowker.
Internet Directory of Literary Agents
The Internet Classics Archive
NativeWeb Home Page – Resources for Indigenous Cultures around the World.
On & Offline Magazines, Journals,
Newspapers, E-zines
The Adirondack Review  An eclectic online journal with translations of French and German work.
The Bellingham Review  Western Washington University’s literature journal.
Clark Humphrey’s Reviews of World Culture, pop culture, books, movies, and music reviewed and sold.
Crab Creek Review.  The venerable Seattle literature journal.
The Mississippi Review  The granddaddy of traditional lit. presentation on the web.
Poetry Pacific  A “literary e.zine for true lovers of words & wisdom.”
Poets & Writers Inc. “Self-centered, but generous.” Good interviews and authentic writing.

The Seattle Review of Books. From writers to readers, from booksellers to librarians, from new releases to antiquarian discoveries, we want to examine exactly what it means to love books and writing in Seattle in the 21st century. We believe the book review is an underrated art form, and we want to publish as much beautiful writing about books as humanly possible.
The Stranger A Seattle alternative weekly newspaper, in print and online.
The Stranger: Readings & Talks Calendar.
Trainless Magazine Articles “focus on travel and the unique ways of learning about a country.”
Web Del Sol  A “locus of literary art” with great links, articles, and online chapbooks.
Organizations, Educational Resources,
Sponsors & Event Organizers
4Culture – King County Cultural Services.
Artist Trust. We provide Washington State artists of all creative disciplines the necessary support to launch and sustain successful careers, through financial grants, career training and professional resources.
Richard Hugo House.  Hugo House offers a variety of programs and events for Seattle’s writing community. “A place to read words, hear words, and make your own words better. We provide classes, events, and fellowships for emerging and established writers.”
Jack Straw Foundation/Productions  Jack Straw supports musicians, writers, and visual artists through diverse programming.
LiTFUSE. LiTFUSE is an annual weekend-long poets’ workshop held in Tieton, WA (near Yakima), wide-open & welcoming to poets of all ages and styles.  The mission of LiTFUSE is to unite poets from all over the Northwest and beyond, to open us to fresh voices and inspiration, and to deepen community with our fellow poets and artists.
National Endowment for the Arts Homepage
Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs, City of Seattle
Poetry Foundation. The Poetry Foundation, publisher of Poetry magazine, is an independent literary organization committed to a vigorous presence for poetry in our culture.
Seattle Channel. Seattle Channel programming includes series and special features highlighting the diverse civic and cultural landscape of Seattle. The station’s compelling, high-quality content includes a weekly public-affairs show; live government meetings and press conferences; in-depth weekly arts coverage; a weekly news/lifestyle magazine show; community features; panel discussions and interviews with local leaders and national figures, including best-selling authors.
The Seattle Public Library. Calendar of Events.
SPLAB: Seattle Poetics LAB. SPLAB is an intergenerational spokenword  Performance, Resource and Outreach center dedicated to Poetry, Story-telling, Conversation, Debate, Consciousness and Building community through shared experience of the spoken and written word.
Washington State Arts Commission. ArtsWA is the Washington State Arts Commission, a state government agency established in 1961.
Whatcom Poetry Series  The Whatcom Poetry Series is a non-profit organization with two poetry programs. The WPS is one of the main points of contact for the exchange of ideas and information about poetry among individuals and groups within the Whatcom County, Washington, poetry community.
Chronicle Books. “Inspired by the enduring magic and importance of books, our objective is to create and distribute exceptional publishing that’s instantly recognizable for its spirit, creativity, and value. This objective also informs our business relationships and endeavors, be they with customers, authors, vendors, or colleagues.”
Concrete Wolf Poetry Series. Concrete Wolf publishes two award series: a chapbook and a full-length book series. Lana Hechtman Ayers, Editor and Publisher
Copper Canyon Press.  Poetry is vital to language and living. Copper Canyon Press publishes extraordinary poetry from around the world to engage the imaginations and intellects of readers.

Crab Creek Review. Crab Creek Review was founded by Linda Clifton in 1983 with the goal of introducing readers to the best writing from the Northwest and beyond. The journal also is home to the Crab Creek Review Poetry Prize.

Floating Bridge Press.  Promotes the work of Washington State poets; publishes an annual poetry chapbook and Floating Bridge Anthology.
Gazoobi Tales Publishing Co.   Thomas Hubbard’s Gazoobi Tales is a small, independent publisher focusing on meritorious works that other publishers might overlook. Interested in the ongoing issues that challenge humanity. Especially receptive to native american or working class perspectives.
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group.
Poetry Northwest. “Above all,” Craft wrote in his inaugural issue (Spring 2010), “we’re on the lookout for poems that offer an experience, palpable or possible, of being in the world, poems that articulate a biography of imagination, that revel in slow time, deep time, upend-able sense.”
Ravenna Press. An independent literary press based in Washington State.
StringTown Press and Magazine. StringTown is an annual magazine available at independent bookstores in the Northwest and selected locations throughout the country. Editor is Polly Buckingham.
Wave Books  Wave Books is an independent poetry press based in Seattle, Washington, dedicated to publishing exceptional contemporary poetry, poetry in translation, and writing by poets.
Woodworks Press. Founded in 1994, by poet Paul Hunter, Wood Works aims to encourage and present the best of contemporary and world literature, in a durable, compact, handmade format. Letterpress chapbooks and broadsides.