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Read a James Tate Poem Today

We are saddened to share the news that James Tate died on July 8th at the age of 71. His remarkable voice, a galvanizing combination of the surreal and droll, resulted in countless poems that are suffused with heartbreak and at the same time elicit guffaws.… Read More

Newly Received Books:
Rick Barot and Priscilla Long

Crossing Over by Priscilla Long ($17.95 U. New Mexico) Crossing Over is a collection of intelligent and deeply felt poems, often featuring the bridge as metaphor and as fact. Ms. Long, a Seattle-ite, has a background in natural science and Northwest history, both of which… Read More

Juan Felipe Herrera: U.S. Poet Laureate

A short while ago it was announced that Juan Felipe Herrera is the current U. S. Poet Laureate. Those of you who were in attendance when he came to Seattle for the Seattle Arts & Lectures Poetry Series a year ago this month, and likely if… Read More

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Titles from a Recent Haul of Used Books

Spring cleaning seems to be all the rage, even in summer. Here are some from our recent purchases. The Baptism and The Toilet by LeRoi Jones/Amiri Baraka ($3.50 paperback) Smoke’s Way: Poems from Limited Editions 1968–1981 by William Stafford (2 pb copies: $5.50 & $7.50) Someday, Maybe by William Stafford ($9.50 hardcover) Pick Up the… Read more »

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Newly Received Books:
Rick Barot and Priscilla Long

Crossing Over by Priscilla Long ($17.95 U. New Mexico) Crossing Over is a collection of intelligent and deeply felt poems, often featuring the bridge as metaphor and as fact. Ms. Long, a Seattle-ite, has a background in natural science and Northwest history, both of which ground her poetry. The book has at its core Ms…. Read More

A Sweet Bargain

We’ve plumped up the sale section with a number of books, including this delicious item — the boxed hardcover set of Elizabeth Bishop’s Poems and Prose for a mere $26.50. That’s a savings of nearly $50 off the original price, which you can spend on ice cream. Or more books (they last a lot longer).

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Another Couple Handfuls of Used Books

Here’s a half-peck (or so) we’ve got available as of today! Come and take a peek. The Game of Boxes by Catherine Barnett ($4.50 paperback) The Practice of Poetry: Writing Exercises from Poets Who Teach edited by Robin Behn & Chase Twichell ($5.50 pb) Eyes, Stones by Elana Bell ($3.50 pb) Against Forgetting: Twentieth-Century Poetry… Read more »

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Interesting Finds, Some Rare

Thee by Conrad Aiken with drawings by Leonard Baskin. A limited edition hardcover in slipcase, signed by Aiken and Baskin. This is copy number 53 of 100, published 1967 by George Braziller. Book and slipcase are in excellent condition. $75 14 By Emily Dickinson: With Selected Criticism edited by Thomas M. Davis. A variety of… Read more »

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