Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Karl Lagerfeld on Rilke & Emily Dickinson

From this week's New Yorker:
"Lagerfeld likes to insist that his passion for knowledge is a private matter: 'There is only one thing I am really interested in, and that is knowing--not for display or conversation or discussion, I never discuss.' He adds, with a Wildean flourish, 'I like to look very superficial'... He frequently mentions his love for the poetry of Rilke and Emily Dickinson, and holds forth on the war poet Alan Seeger..."

Monday, December 11, 2006

Kevin Kling at the Seattle Repertory Theatre

"Kling's stories fall somewhere between David Lynch's perversity and Garrison Keillor's home-spun humor." -- Denver Post

Kevin Kling will be performing "Tales from the Charred Underbelly of the Yule Log" at the Bagley Wright Theatre on Dec. 14 and 15, 2006.

Kling is perhaps best known for his regular storytelling contributions to NPR’s “All Things Considered,” but he is also an established playwright whose works include 21A, Lloyd’s Prayer, and Home and Away, which was produced at Seattle Rep in 1990.

Monday, November 06, 2006

Richard Kenney, David Biespiel, Elizabeth Arnold, Ben Lerner, and Robert Wrigley at Open Books

Upcoming poetry readings at Open Books, the all-poetry bookstore in Seattle:
11/14 at 7:30 ELIZABETH ARNOLD
11/30 at 7:30 BEN LERNER
12/5 at 7:30 ROBERT WRIGLEY

Thursday, November 9, 7:30 PM
"Long Journey:Contemporary Northwest Poets_ ($22.95 Oregon State) edited by Mr. Biespiel. Mr. Kenney, one of many local contributors to the anthology, will read those poems and, we expect, more. Mr. Biespiel will discuss his editing process. Richard Kenney is a University of Washington professor, MacArthurFellow, and author of three volumes of poetry."

Open Books: A Poem Emporium
2414 N. 45th St.
Seattle, WA 98103
(206) 633-0811

Monday, October 16, 2006

Linden Ontjes Reading, Jeannette Allée reads from "Eunuchs on their Lunch Hour"

On Monday, October 16th at 7:30 p.m. Linden Ontjes and Jeannette Allée will read at Hugo House. Free.

Linden Ontjes has published poetry in Ploughshares, Prairie Schooner, Nimrod, The Louisville Review, The Exquisite Corpse, Poetry Daily, The Comstock Review, RE:AL, Atlanta Review and many other journals. She is the General Director of Eleventh Hour Productions (producers of the Seattle Poetry Festival, Seattle Poetry Slam, and the Reel to Real reading series) and serves on the board of Whit Press. She served as the Poetry Editor of the Seattle Review from 2004-2006. She received her law degree from Harvard Law School and formerly practiced entertainment law for Loeb and Loeb in Los Angeles.
Article on Linden's National Grilled Cheese Poetry Booth:

Jeannette Allée will read from her poetry manuscript on tragic relief, "Eunuchs on their Lunch Hour." These poems occur at moment of crisis where a solitary voice of clarity or the transformative power of humor opens up the situation towards a greater understanding of societal blinders or the cuckoo mechanics of our own thought processes.
Jeannette's manuscript/reading is made possible in part by a grant from 4Culture.

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Stacey Levine, Rebecca Brown, David Rakoff, and Chas D'Ambrosio at Hugo House

On October 13 and 14 David Rakoff, Stacey Levine, Rebecca Brown, Chas D'Ambrosio and many others will present "new stories and personal essays exploring the overphotographed and underknown world of childhood." There will also be panel discussions, writing workshops and author readings at Hugo House as part of their Annual Inquiry.