Jed Myers, Tina Schumann & Heidi Seaborn
Three Seattle poets hold forth here this evening, with their newest collections. Jed Myers’s fifth book of poems is The Marriage of Space and Time (MoonPath Press). “The Marriage of Space and Time is more often than not local in its concerns, even intimate. Such is the nature of this particular marriage, in which we all live. And die. This ongoing here and now … Myers aims to see as closely and accurately as he can, and in his seeing, he gives his readers a way to see as well, and thus to be genuinely alive, in our own time and space, for as long as we have it.” —Robert Wrigley.
Tina Schumann’s just-published Praising the Paradox (Red Hen Press) is her third collection. “Tina Schumann’s Praising the Paradox is a rich guide book for a life – a grand companion. These deeply satisfying poems with their lush images and fluid sound movements unfold in elegance, settling the spirit. In every stanza, Schumann’s honest voice feels compelling and humble...offering largeness of vision, grace, and enormous reading pleasure...Nothing forced, nothing labored. What a treat.” –Naomi Shihab Nye.
Heidi Seaborn’s emergence as a published poet is a story in itself, as is her debut full-length collection, Give a Girl Chaos (see what she can do) (Mastodon Publishing). “Heidi Seaborn’s Give a Girl Chaos (see what she can do) is a startling first collection. Seaborn’s poetry pays homage to the chaotic world we live in - a world replete with love, divorce, death, rebirth, and family secrets - and transforms this chaos into a maelstromic feast of the senses. Give a Girl Chaos sings of hornet nests, butterfly hordes, moths in bed, and the depths of the heart.” - Jane Wong.