Huge thanks to Auntie’s Bookstore in Spokane for hosting two events on Day 8 of my poetry road trip: a free writing workshop in the afternoon (“Poetry for All”) and a reading and interview with Christopher Howell (“Washington Poets in Conversation”).
Put on my party dress for Humanities Washington’s fundraiser, Bedtime Stories, at the swanky (and, according to Jamie Ford, haunted) Spokane Club.
The road wound through rolling wheat fields, past single farmhouses sheltered by a few trees. I thought about the kind of hearty people who farm here, and Marge Piercy’s poem “To Be Of Use” came to mind.
Day 4 of my road trip: Odessa, Washington. I visited classes in the town’s school, then had the pleasure of reading with Spokane poet Daniel Butterworth at the Odessa library that evening. Check out Dan’s new collection, The Clouds of Lucca.