Thursday, October 23, 2014

WordsWest Literary Series 2 - Rick Barot and Lena Khalaf Tuffaha



It's true. I spend a goodly amount of time attending poetry readings. Maybe I've heard a few hundred poets read over my lifetime: Adrienne Rich, Seamus Heaney, Naomi Shihab Nye, Denise Levertov, Carolyn Forche --- and the list goes on. Yet none have touched me the way last Friday night did.

What a joy to hear these two poets read together for WordsWest Literary Series - 2. As Lena Khalaf Tuffaha said as she stood gazing out at the 50+ person crowd, "what a beautiful audience!" Now you can be part of that audience, too.

Not only did Lena and Rick Barot read amazing poems, following the reading they spoke on politics and poetry, influences and anti-influences. We sold books and broadsides, served popcorn and chocolate which made for a happy atmosphere.

If you live in the Seattle area (and some audience members came in from Duval!) think about spending November 19th with us --- that's the third Wednesday of the month when we will host Kate Lebo and Molly Wizenburg. 

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