Nebraska writer Poe Ballantine returns to Elliott Bay to read from his novel, Whirlaway (Hawthorne), in which an ex-journalist (and recent escapee from a high security psychiatric hospital) embarks on a journey of debauchery (and possibly self transformation).
“Poe Ballantine’s prose cuts right to the bone (the one that’s stuck in America’s throat), but manages to preserve not only the sweetest meat but the barbecue sauce, as well . . . Poe Ballantine is the most soulful, insightful, funny, and altogether luminous “under-known” writer in America. He knocks my socks off, even when I’m barefoot.” —Tom Robbins.