Time and the way things go being what they are, we suspect we are one of relatively few bookstores that have, for all the pleasure it is for any bookstore or presenting organization to host Barbara Kingsolver, to have already had her read from her poetry. Seal Press, then an independent press based in Seattle, published her first poetry collection, the bilingual Another America / Otra América, and Barbara Kingsolver came to Elliott Bay and read from it in 1992. We are thrilled to present her virtually, as things must be, for this much-anticipated second book of poems, How To Fly (In Ten Thousand Easy Lessons) (HarperCollins).
“Telling a moment is Kingsolver’s apt description of what poetry does, and it’s what she does, stunningly, in How to Fly (In Ten Thousand Easy Lessons)… How to Fly is language and observation at their most succulent, moments seized at their peak of ripeness.” --Jonathan Miles, Garden & Gun. Those things and more. This should be special - as part visits by Barbara Kingsolver have been, to say nothing of her remarkable books.
Presented by Elliott Bay Book Company. Tickets include a copy of How to Fly (In Ten Thousand Easy Lessons).