The snow has almost all melted. Even though it is only January 18th, I want to believe Spring is on its way, and with it, poetry. Speaking of which, The Seattle Arts and Lectures Poetry Series lineup this year is:
Mark Strand Feb 27
Kevin Young March 13
Carolyn Forche March 26
Charles Simic April 10th
These readings should each be wonderful, but I am especially looking forward to Carolyn Forche, who continues to be a touchstone for me. Her 24 page abecedarian, "On Earth," from Blue Hour is one of the most amazing things I have ever read. I wonder if she has a new book coming? See you there . . .