event link: https://www.uwb.edu/mfa/events/gamut
G Buck is a writer making a home in Olympia, Washington while they complete their Master’s thesis at UW Bothell. Currently G is interning as an Editorial Assistant with Essay Press while pursuing their creative work which draws on words, reworks physical materials, and leaves marks at the nexus of varied languages, concrete images, and schematic abstractions. In the springtime G will be found in their garden while most evenings are spent advancing their skills in the kitchen.
Alec Owen Gabin is an impulsive, desperate sort of person. As treatment, he strives to find the spiritual in everything, including his writing and artwork. A second year MFA student, Alec recently discovered his love for trees. He has a six-year-old son named Oskar. He lives in Olympia, WA.
Liezel Moraleja Hackett is a writer and choreographer with occasional culinary tendencies. She teaches Filipino Folk dance, inspiring a lot of her work that dwells in the space between dance and illness, culture and captivity, movement and limitation. Liezel has an MFA in Creative Writing and Poetics from the University of Washington Bothell, and her work can be found in Clamor Literary Journal, UOG Press’ Storyboard: A Journal of Pacific Imagery, and Ponyak Press’ The Friday Haiku.
Joe Milutis is a media artist and writer whose interdisciplinary work includes experimental sound and radio; video works; new media; experimental narrative and poetics; theoretical writings; and various media/literature hybrids. Since the early 90s, after having produced a number of radio art broadcasts, his work has focused on new genres and media that have uncertain status and value. He was an early proponent of digital multimedia essays, and continues to work in the intersections between new media and contemporary writing. In recent years, he has been exploring experimental translation, in tandem with a creative project utilizing Michael Maier’s seventeenth-century alchemical emblem book, Atalanta Fugiens, as his source material. Current interests also include live video performance collaborations; internet poetry and related image-text experiments; nineteenth-century French poetry; and new Gothic writing.
Gamut is a literary series that connects creative and diverse voices from the UW Bothell MFA in Creative Writing & Poetics community. The series features readings by current students, alumni, and faculty. The name refers to the program’s interdisciplinary nature, which encourages and challenges students to experiment between genres and mediums, resulting in a wide range of creative works.
Gamut was founded in 2019 by Woogee Bae (MFA, 2019), with Ashley Noelle (MFA, 2020) and Matt Porter (MFA, 2020) while they were candidates in the MFA in Creative Writing and Poetics program.
Gamut took its first steps with the hospitality of Open Books: A Poetry Emporium which hosted the initial three events of its inaugural year (2019-2020). The fourth and final reading of Gamut’s first year was held virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
For 2020-2021, Gamut is adding three new members to its curatorial team, MFA candidates Scott Bentley, Julie Voss, and Cliff Watson. Bae, Noelle, and Porter will continue as Alumni Advisors.