I drove out on the icy snowy streets to attend a poetry reading at Richard Hugo House last night. I met up with several friends (KF, SR, TM) there in the Cabaret, which has a small well-lit stage, a dozen or so glass-topped cafe tables, light snacks, beer & wine for sale (but no espresso, thank god: it's too noisy). The setting is very bohemian, and perfect for a poetry reading. Tonight it was Jenifer Lawrence and Terry Martin reading from their new books from Blue Begonia Press, One Hundred Steps from Shore and The Secret Language of Women. Good reading: some of my favorite parts were Terry's poems about her partner's breast cancer, and Jenifer's poems about a chain-sawed plum tree and a star-crossed omen-filled wedding.
The Husky men are 1-5 in conference after losing another close game in the final moments. What is going on? How can this be?
The Seahawks are in Chicago today, for a chance to get into the NFC title game. Please please please, let them play like grown men this time (the Seahawks, that is; I want the Bears to play like baby pandas).
I missed this story the first time around: Seattle Book Publishing Takes a Hit