Turns out Cynthia Neely, Derek Sheffield and I all have numerous birds in our poems. On Day 10 of my road trip, we read together at the Leavenworth Library, alternating poems (this is known as “round robin”) and finding threads of connection. Fun for us, and apparently for our generous and engaged audience, too. Cynthia’s new book is called Flight Path and she also did the beautiful cover art. Derek’s book is Through the Second Skin, and it was a finalist for the Washington State Book Award.