Had a great time reading with Timothy last night at UW Bookstore. A good turnout. And a Q & A period after the reading, where the audience actually asked a lot of questions. Really fun.
Tim's poems from his physical therapy work are just amazing (he trained at Harborview, and works with people who have stroked out or had major trauma in car accidents, etc). He has such wonderful insights into the body. And I loved his last poem, with the line about how his work has taught him to truly believe "that the damaged heal." Check out his latest book The Extremities here:
A large group of us went out after to Deca off the Ave, for a drink and fellowship. Laughed and laughed and carried on. A jazz duo was playing in the bar, good stuff, with a slight Afro-Cuban flavor on some of the songs. My only regret: I wished I had ordered some food! I was starving by the time Dean and I got home.
Looks like the Amazon kerfuffle is cleared up (for now). I'm still not sure exactly what happened, or what to make of their vague explanation.