It's a crisp and resplendent autumn here is Seattle, and since I last sent a note, some things have happened:
The great Richard Wilbur died; he was one of my very favorites, so I read one of his poems in memoriumhere.
I did that reading at Brick and Mortar with my friend Jeremiah Webster, who brought his guitar, looking every bit the beat poet. It was terrific fun.
The reading at Hugo House went so well I asked my co-reader, the poet Lauren Camp, to stop by the studio to read some poems for the podcast.
I gave an hour-long (!) interview for KBOO Portland, which they recorded, the darlings, so you can listen here, if you like.
That's the big stuff anyway. The next chance to catch a reading is this Tuesday (Nov 21) at noon. SPU is hosting a free and open-to-the-public group-reading of the poets who work here, including Scott Cairns, Jennifer Maier, Hannah Notess, Yours Truly, and others. More details here. We've ordered food for 100 people; think that will be enough? Come out if you can.
Oh, and I published this essay about Pirates of the Caribbean and this one about Samuel Taylor Coleridge. A busy month, now that I think about it.