Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Requesting the Pleasure of Your Company - This Sunday @ 3:00 PM
Okay, it's no longer 1879 and I am not Mr. Cyrus Field of the cable company. However, I do want to invite you --- in a tasteful style -- to join me for the first reading of The Alchemist's Kitchen, this Sunday, 3:00 PM, at Open Books in Seattle. It's a long walk to publication - and I'm still in a little denial that the book is really here on the desk next to me, by my sofa in the living room, and available on the bedside table. It just doesn't seem real yet. I'm hoping that if you come celebrate with me (cake and ice cream directly following the reading!) then it will all somehow become true. It's been ten years since I moved to Seattle and published my first book, The Cartographer's Tongue / Poems of the World. Ten years in the same neighborhood, the same job. and the same cats has allowed my imagination to fly. Seattle has one of the most positive and welcoming literary communities in the country. Thank you for taking me in when I was brand new to the city; thank you John and Christine; Peter, Rick, and Karen for all that you do. Thank you to South Grand Poets, Booklifters, and COPR's. Thank you 4 Culture, Artists Trust, and CityArtists. Thank you White Pine Press. And thank you in advance to all of you who come out Sunday to celebrate!