WordsWest Year 5 kicked off with a bang as short-story writer Greg November and poet Joannie Stangeland joined us to muse about "New Beginnings." While Greg left the audience with a cliffhanger in a short story called "Show Me the River" about a high-school boy growing up in the rural Northeast, Joannie read poetic diptychs, collages, and sketches from her newest book The Scene You See as well as poems never before heard in public ... including what she deemed to be one of less-common "happy" poems ("Sketch in Yellow Whether the Sky Looks Blue") and Susan's favorite poem ("In the Country Called Marriage"). Heidi Seaborn shared a Favorite Poem: "Letter to Peterson from the Pike Place Market" by Richard Hugo.
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