Congratulations to two friends on their new books.
Dave Tucker‘s Geology Underfoot in Western Washington has its official book release on Tuesday, May 12, at 7PM, at the Whatcom Museum Rotunda Room in Bellingham. Dave will discuss the inside story of how the book came to be, tell how I put it all together, read a very short excerpt [he promises not to bore you], and sign books. Books will be for sale by Village Books, who is hosting the release along with North Cascades Institute and the Museum. For those who can’t get to Bellingham, Dave will also talk at the University Book Store in Seattle on Monday, June 15 at 7PM.
Priscilla Long‘s new book of poetry Crossing Over Poems will be out in July. Here are a few nice thoughts on her book.
“Memory is a bridge, poet Priscilla Long reminds us in this shimmering, elegantly-structured collection: these poems lead back to the bright sources of longing and grief, guided by Long’s excellent and playful ear, passion for language, and spine-tingling insights. Crossing Over interlaces elegies—including a gorgeous series for a lost sister—with remembered love, human tragedy, dreamy sensation, moody northwestern landscapes, and bridges—real and metaphorical. The joy of creation leavens every poem. I have long anticipated this book: it was so worth the wait.” –Kathleen Flenniken, erstwhile Poet Laureate of Washington State
“This is a poet obsessed with bridges and crossings, as the title of the collection implies: chaos to order; grief to acceptance; solitude to connection; confusion to understanding; life to death; past to present; dark to light–themes as old as poetry.”–Samuel Green, author of All That Might Be Done, Inaugural Poet Laureate of Washington State