This & That

Leaves are Falling

And not just those that are gathering at our front door. We’re thinking most about the leaves of books, and lots of those are arriving, too. Among the much anticipated now in our stacks are Louise Gluck’s latest, Faithful and Virtuous Night ($23 FSG), The… Read More

Matthea Harvey and Carl Phillips have new books!

Some exciting August goodies have arrived. From the wondrous mind of Matthea Harvey comes If the Tabloids are True What are You? ($25 Graywolf Press), a fascinating collection of both her art and her poetry. Also recent from Graywolf is an addition to their consistently… Read More

The Return of David Lee

Happy news, aficionados of The Porcine Canticles, News from Down to the Café, and other poetry wonders by David Lee— a new book has arrived! Last Call ($16 Wings Press) is filled with his signature characters, spot-on dialogue, and tender heart. It's also a fine… Read More

A Remembrance of Allen Grossman

John and I still hold dear the memory of seeing poet Allen Grossman give a reading in an old classroom at the University of Washington. His rather staid professorial appearance (right down to the suede elbow patches on his tweed jacket) belied what was to… Read More


When my shadow falls off of me I yell “So long!” But when I fall off my shadow It cries “Long so!” It seems obvious That one of us Is either falling wrong Or calling wrong. -- Bill Knott 1940-2014 Read More

The New Poet Laureate of Washington State!

We're delighted to add our huzzahs to the news that Elizabeth Austen has been named the third Poet Laureate of Washington State, a role we know she will fulfill with her quintessential engaged and engaging grace. Please join us for the passing of the laurel… Read More