The world is a mess right now, which is exactly why I’m glad to be headed to my home state of Washington to be in community with my friends, family, and other writers. Fellow National Poetry Series winner Amanda Moore and I will read at Paper Boat Booksellers in West Seattle on Wednesday, June 1, at 6:30 p.m. (thanks to the West Seattle Blog, The Seattle Times, and EverOut Seattle for the coverage).
Then, we’re headed up to Orcas Island Lit Fest for a panel titled “Inheriting the Earth: West Coast Poets on What Gets Passed Down” with Bill Carty and Michael Schmeltzer. The event is at 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 4, in the Black Box in Eastsound. Tickets are available for both in-person and virtual attendance, and participants’ books are available from Darvill’s Bookstore.
I hope you’ll join us.
Also, happy book birthday to my dear friend and longtime writing group mate Nina LaCour, whose first adult novel, Yerba Buena, was released by Flatiron Books today and has been rightly praised everywhere from Vogue to The Washington Post!