Reading with Rick Barot at the Federal Way Library, March 2 at 7p

This Monday, March 2, I’ll have the pleasure of reading with Rick Barot at the Federal Way Library at 7p.

Rick Barot

Here’s a brief excerpt from his marvelous poem “Tarp,” (you can hear him read the whole thing online at

I could go on
this way until the end of the page, even though
what I have in my mind isn’t the thing
itself, but the category of   belief that sees the thing
as a shelter for what is beneath it.

Rick is the author of three collections of poems; the most recent is CHORD, which will be published by Sarabande Books this July. He’s also the poetry editor of New England Review. Read more about Rick and his work.

Late February/early March readings and workshops

Here are a few of the places you’ll find me in the next few weeks. Please feel free to share this information with friends in the area who might be interested in joining me for a reading or workshop. See my whole schedule.

Feb. 23:  “Poetry for All” generative writing workshop, Poulsbo Library, 2:30 to 4:30p. Call the library at 360-779-2915 to register.

Feb. 23: Reading with Michelle Peñaloza at Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, 7p.

Feb. 27: Reading at Cathlamet Public Library, 2p

Feb. 27: Guest speaker at the “Bundle Up and Write,” retreat at the Tokeland Hotel. 7p. $10.

March 2: Reading with Rick Barot at the Federal Way Library, 7p.

March 4: Poetry Northwest reading at Phinney Books, 7:30p. With Suzanne Bottelli, Jessica Gigot, Laura Shoemaker and Kary Wayson.

March 14: Reading with Diane Raptosh, Idaho Writer-in-Residence, at Elliott Bay Books. 7p.