is hot off the presses and fully impressive! Contributors include Denise Duhamel, Barbara Crooker, Aimee Nezhukumatatil, Nancy Pagh, Peter Pereira, Susan Rich, and Susan Elbe. Oh yeah, and me too. Check it out!
If you have nothing going on during tax week (April 11-17), consider taking a trip to Spokane for the annual literary bash extraordinaire, Get Lit!. This year the festival features such luminaries as Charles Baxter, Jane Smiley, William Dietrich, Christopher Howell, Paul Roberts, & Brenda Miller. I haven't spent much time in Spokane, but I am getting very excited about being part of this amazing fete, where I will be paneling about the submission process, reading with Kate Trueblood, and salon-ing with poets Ken Letko, Sam Green, Kathy Fagan, and Oliver de la Paz.
April in the high desert: there's nothing like it. Come visit the garbage-eating goats in Riverfront Park! Chow down at Mary Lou's Milk Bottle! And, if you drive from Seattle, you're in for a special treat: the horse sculpture along I-90 as you head over the Columbia near Vantage, WA.
Like Anne Sexton, the business of words often keeps me awake. My favorite tulip? Queen of the Night. My books include The Little Office of the Immaculate Conception and Reckless Lovely. I also wrote a book of 366 writing prompts, one for every day of the year, with Kelli Russell Agodon: The Daily Poet, curate Beacon Bards, a 2nd Wednesday of the month poetry reading series at The Station in Seattle's Beacon Hill neighborhood, and edit Crab Creek Review. Poems are forthcoming in Poetry, The Cincinnati Review, Orion, Southern Indiana Review, & Crab Orchard Review.