Award Winners / Artist Profile

About the Artist

Emily Beyer (Seattle) received a 2008 GAP so she may pay the cost of living for a month while finishing her first book of poetry entitled Sightseeing. Sightseeing is a book of poems connected by shorter poems. Together, the poems form a line of sight that explores the limits of interactions and intimacy between people as well as the ways imagination can be shaped through these interactions. The longer poems in the book are usually accentual verse and accompanied by a four-line companion poem in Sapphic style. In 2008 Beyer was awarded a Seattle Mayor’s Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs' CityArtist Project.

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From the Artist

Receiving funding from GAP is basically the equivalent of receiving time to write. Recognition feels like a vote of confidence from Washington State—a huge cheer from my favorite crowd—that makes me feel more validated in my goals and dedication to the project.

Emily Beyer