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David Lee

It gives us great pleasure to welcome back David Lee to Open Books. His readings are always a delight, as many of you well know. He'll be with us in celebration of his new collection, Last Call ($16 Wings Press), a book jam-packed with tales,… Read More

Zachary Schomburg & Friends

We're delighted to join with the Seattle literary organization APRIL in welcoming Zachary Schomburg for a reading at The Pine Box in celebration of his fourth poetry collection, The Book of Joshua, which will be sizzling hot off the press from Black Ocean. Schomburg's work… Read More

Poetry in Conversation: Tender Buttons

[caption id="attachment_543" align="alignright" width="300"] Getrude Stein, 1920, perhaps by Man Ray[/caption] One hundred years old and Gertrude Stein's signature work is as effervescent and mind-twirling as the day it arrived. To mark the anniversary, we want to dive into Tender Buttons with you and splash… Read More

Linda Bierds

It's our pleasure to welcome Linda Bierds back to Open Books, this evening for a reading from her ninth collection, Roget's Illusion ($27.95 Putnam). Ms. Bierds, a professor at the University of Washington, is the recipient of many honors, including fellowships from the MacArthur, John… Read More

Kathryn Rantala

Spare and evocative, Kathryn Rantala's new collection of poetry, The Finnish Orchestra, is a poetic memoir both actual and imagined. Like its cover, which shows the author's grandfather at his double bass, the pages are graced with photographs of her family and of Finland as… Read More

Jennifer Maier & Hannah Faith Notess

Seattle Pacific University can proudly lay claim to both these poets, and both of them have brought new books into the world. Jennifer Maier, a professor of English at the university and associate editor of the arts quarterly Image, recently published Now, Now with the… Read More

Joy Katz & Rob Schlegel

Please join us for what will undoubtedly be a fascinating evening as we welcome two poets whose inventive and compelling work was recently published by Four Way Books. The latest collection from Joy Katz is All You Do is Perceive, a National Poetry Series finalist… Read More

Kelli Russell Agodon

Northwest poet, writer, and editor Kelli Russell Agodon is with us this afternoon to read from her third collection, Hourglass Museum, just out from White Pine Press. Her previous poetry volumes include Letters from the Emily Dickinson Room, winner of the ForeWord Magazine Book of… Read More

Susan Rich

finds Susan Rich at our podium to read from her new collection, Cloud Pharmacy, just published by White Pine Press, a volume filled with evocative, lyrical poems that shine a light on the difficult and the beautiful with equal care. Ms. Rich is the author… Read More

Martha Silano

Reckless Lovely is the title of Martha Silano's new volume, just published by Saturnalia Books, and this afternoon she shares some of its rich and wild poems with us. She is the author of three previous collections, including What the Truth Tastes Like, Blue Positive,… Read More