|Madeline DeFrees with her chocolate birthday cake|
Tomorrow, 2 pm at Elliott Bay Books (that's Saturday, January 9th) friends and former students will gather to celebrate the life of the late, great, Madeline DeFrees. Madeline was my first poetry teacher and perhaps my most important one. I can't believe that she's gone. I was convinced she'd live forever.
Anne McDuffie is hosting and Rick Simonson, Chris Howell, Elizabeth Austen, Susan Rich, Jennifer Maier, Gary Thompson, Candace Black, Elizabeth Weber, and others will be there to share memories of Madeline and their favorite poems.
Here's the listing on the Elliott Bay website: http://www.elliottbaybook.com/event/celebration-madeline-defrees-1919-2015
And if you’d like to know more about Madeline and her work, here’s the website Anne maintains for her: http://madelinedefrees.com/