Sunday, April 3, 2011

Poetry Friends and Seattle Arts and Lectures: Thursday, April 14 @ 7:30pm

Photograph thanks to SAL
Almost one year ago I attended a SAL event where Rebecca Hoogs introduced Sharon Olds with the most artful and engaging introduction I have ever heard. At the end of the evening I caught up with Rebecca and told her "Before I die, I hope that you'll introduce me for something - " I would have been fine with Rebecca introducing me to a strong cup of coffee or a new variety of blueberry plant. Instead, within a week, she sent me an email, "do you like your introductions funny" and invited me to read for National Poetry Month with my former University of Oregon MFA friends Brian Turner and Major Jackson. The evening will be sponsored by the Poetry Society of America and Alice Quinn, former poetry of the New Yorker, will be interviewing the three of us on stage.

"Nervous as hell" I told a friend recently and she replied, "it would make anyone with a pulse nervous." My plan is to get all of my nervousness out far before I actually walk on stage. I'm already putting together my play list and if you have any favorites you'd like to hear next Thursday, April 14th, please don't be shy but leave me a comment here. If you want to purchase tickets, there are still some available here. And even if you've seen me read before, you don't want to miss Brian and Major. I've seen them both read and they are utterly engaging. Guaranteed. Poetry, Benaroya Hall, and Wild Ginger next door - it's an evening not to be missed.


Brian Turner, Major Jackson & Susan RichTHU, APR 14, 2011, 7:30 PMBenaroya Hall \ Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital HallCo-Presented by Poetry Society of America  
This Poetry Series Special Event features an introduction and moderated Q&A from Alice Quinn, former poetry editor at the New Yorkerand now Executive Director of the Poetry Society of America.


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