Chelsea Werner-Jatzke

Chelsea Werner-Jatzke lives in Seattle where she completed her MFA at Goddard College, was selected as a 2013 Jack Straw Writing Fellow, and teaches creative writing at Seattle Central Community College. Her writing has appeared in, or is forthcoming from, Extract(s), Northwind Arts Center Anthology, The Conium Review, Guideword, The Stranger, The Brooklyn Rail, Release Literary Journal, and on She is co-founder of Lit.mustest, a literary reading series at the Richard Hugo House in Seattle, and will moderate two panels at the 2014 AWP Conference.

Sweet Nothing: A Manifesto by Chelsea Werner- Jatzke

Read “Jesus’ Son (B.E. Hopkins on Chelsea Werner-Jatzke’s ‘Sweet Nothing: A Manifesto’)” here.     The Four Prophets teach a sweetness attainable to all if we but follow their example. They came to the writer, without choice, for court-appointed defense. Without choice the writer received, through their arrest records and […]

Jesus’ Son: B.E. Hopkins on Chelsea Werner-Jatzke’s “Sweet Nothing: A Manifesto”

    On October 27, 2013, we lost Lou Reed, legendary front man of the Velvet Underground and a musical innovator with a long and remarkable solo career.   Reed’s death immediately sent me back to his catalog, and for over a week I revisited memories I attach to his […]