Thursday crawl…

October 18, 2013

Lit Crawl Seattle 2013

Put on your poetry shoes. Thursday, October 24, 2013, is the much-anticipated second annual Lit Crawl Seattle. Nineteen venues, more than 60 authors, three hours of free readings followed by a party a Richard Hugo House. See the schedule on the Lit Crawl site and further details on Facebook.

advocate!

October 27, 2012

chapbooksAmong his many credits, Matthew Dickman is the poetry editor of Tin House and a columnist for the Huffington Post.

In his HuffPo post from October 23, Dickman says,

“I think it’s time for us to advocate for poetry!

“I want to ask if you will join me in a small, inexpensive, but possibly life-altering experiment. Over the next thirty days, let’s all buy a favorite book of poems and send it to someone who doesn’t usually read poems. This could be a family member, friend, your local representative, whomever! I believe poetry enriches our lives and our hearts. I believe that by sharing poetry with others we are taking part in humanizing our culture.”

What a wonderful idea. Read the complete article, then sashay on down to your local independent bookseller, buy a book of poetry and mail it to someone. It’s a win-win-win. Thanks, Matthew.
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