As we move toward the end of National Poetry Month, we present one final Sunday afternoon reading featuring two local poets. Christianne Balk explores the subtle and surprising transformations that come from caring for her young, neurologically injured daughter in The Holding Hours (University of Washington Press). “Grief and beauty. Page by page, we're pulled into ecosystems of the heart more deeply than the clear surface of these poems leads us to expect. And that's the triumph of this book, for me: how clarity and restraint and the poet/biologist's precise vision can hold so much." -Linda Bierds. Reading with her today is Judith Skillman, whose latest collection is House of Burnt Offerings (Pleasure Boat Studio). “Judith Skillman makes everyday life the province of the tough questions she asks...Her imagery ranges from windfall apples to Kafka and everywhere between. In what this poet calls her “solitary watch” readers will encounter the intelligence and honesty of the real thing." -Brendan Galvin

Sunday, April 24, 2016 - 3:00pm
The Elliott Bay Book Company
1521 Tenth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122