THOMAS ASLIN & MICHAEL DALEY
We begin the month with an opportunity to step back from the conflict-filled season and take in the work of two beloved Puget Sound area poets; both are longtime friends of the bookstore and chroniclers of our landscape and its people. Tom Aslin reads from his second book, Salvage (Lost Horse Press), which follows A Moon Over Wings, a Washington State Book Awards finalist. “Thomas Aslin is a poet of large spaces and intimate feelings, and when these forces merge in a poem they create a singular, unique voice in American poetry...I know of no other poet who explores with such clarity, honesty, and intensity the shifting intricacies of the family, our primal world.”- Joseph Stroud. Appearing with him tonight is another Puget Sound area poet, Michael Daley, who will read from his most recent book, Of a Feather (Empty Bowl Press). “Of a Feather lives in the connection between the defined edge and luminous space of our separation from nature. These poems erase that separation while honoring it with poems of snow geese, hawks, swans--bees, frogs, deer--his beloved Skagit River country, time and timelessness.”- Judith Roche.