The best in the west: three poets converge as Seattle Elliott Bay Book Co. hosts an evening with Jen Currin, Carol Guess and Kim Minkus:
On Tuesday, January 27, experience the cutting edge of poetry face-to-face with an evening of readings by three female poets who live, write and teach in the Pacific Northwest. From the sensual to the political, the real to the surreal, writings from these important contemporary voices will be performed for the first time together for a Seattle audience. Vancouver poet Jen Currin reads from her second collection, Hagiography, in which there are no saints, but there are many curious characters looking for spiritual truth over the course of a book that starts with death and ends with birth. Seattle’s Carol Guess launches Tinderbox Lawn, a collection of prose poems set on the margins of Seattle, beneath bridges and on the banks of waterways, in strip clubs and flooded farmland, illuminating the intersection of domesticity and bohemia, orthodoxy and passion. Vancouver poet Kim Minkus also launches her debut, 9 Freight, which takes an unflinchingly critical account of our social landscape, all the while maintaining a voice that can be both erotic and lyrical.
Tuesday, January 27, 7:30pm at Elliott Bay Book Co. (101 South Main Street). Free!
More info is available here.