Frances McCue, artistic director and co-founder of Richard Hugo House, is a poet, art reviewer, essayist, teacher and an arts instigator. Frances was a winner of the Barnard New Women Poets Prize in 1992, and her book, The Stenographer’s Breakfast, was published by Beacon Press. She has published in magazines from MS to Poetry Northwest. Frances has an M.F.A in Creative Writing from the University of Washington and a doctorate in education from Teachers College, Columbia University. She is an Adjunct Professor of Education at Seattle University, a Visiting Scholar at the University of Washington, a freelance art reviewer for The Seattle Times and she was an Echoing Green Fellow from 1998-2002. She has won grants from Hedgebrook, Artist Trust and 4 Culture. Frances is interested in poets who are turning to prose projects and would love to talk more about that.