The last event in the 2013-14 Gonzaga Visiting Writers Series features one of the university’s own, Spokane poet Brooke Matson. The acclaimed writer and local teacher is currently poet in residence for RiverLit, the locally published arts and writing quarterly. A lifelong poet, Matson got her start by sharing her work on a community “poetry pole” in her hometown of Yakima, Wash. Her anthology of poetry The Moons has been described “as troubling and intriguing as living itself” by fellow Inland Northwest writer Bruce Holbert. Matson reads along with the three winners of the 2014 Gurian Writing Awards, hosted by Gonzaga’s English department.