Hamish Graham Todd
I founded "Primarily Prose," the first prosaic reading in Seattle. I similarly, in another club, founded "Primarily Poetry," another reading series. Both ran for a little more than a year. Myself and Xavier Cavazos, a poet, colleague and now teacher in Ellensburg, under the auspices of the literary organization- The Seattle Writer's Guild, which we founded in 1993, brought Allen Ginsberg to Seattle and read with him at The Act Theater. I wrote for Kris Noveselich (sp?) of Nirvana, who founded an audio magazine named "Ampt" which was produced at Bad Animals Studio in Seattle. In 1995, I started "The Vashon Island Ticket," which was a bi-weekly literary-based newspaper which ran without err for nearly 8 years. We had 10,000 readers by our third year. It was the most fun I've ever had, writing for that town.
From there I was diagnosed bi-polar 1 and was severely alcoholic. That put me out of the game for nearly a decade however, now I am well, clean and sober. I've been writing poetry heavy for the past two years, publishing frequently in "Spread" a trifold poetic journal, published and distributed in a limited manner in Seattle.
I have written three literary non-fiction books and I just wrapped my first novel. I am studying all aspects of Creative Writing for my masters degree now, at SNHU. I want to teach Creative Writing in Community College. I've been doing all this writing, and haven't attended at all to the business aspect of the craft. That's where I am now, getting the work finalized and working in earnest to sell it, to get it to the masses for them to read.