It has been a busy week and a busy day, but I wanted to take at least one minute to invite you to Edmonds Bookshop — tonight, optionally (as you have almost zero notice), but whenever you’re looking for quality books, great customer service, mail-order (!) and, generally, an opportunity to support and enjoy an independent book store.
I’ll be there 6-7:00 this evening, joining Priscilla Long in the continuing launch of her new book, Dancing with the Muse in Old Age. One focus of this evening’s talk is long-time Edmonds area poet John Wright, now 92 years old (and, I’m told) still writing!
Wright’s poetry chapbook, On the Loveliness of this World, was reviewed here in April of 2020. He has several books (available at Edmonds Bookshop!) and will be attending via Zoom this evening. You can join the fun — even if you can’t travel on such short notice — by going to their Facebook page.
An exciting thing about seeing a nonagenarian poet still at work is knowing that he’s not alone. For instance, well-known poet Linda Pastan just put out a new and selected poems, Almost an Elegy, at age 90. A great website for you to investigate further is Passager, which publishes and promotes only writers over age 50. They recently did a podcast on centenarian poets!
And, of course, if you are in Edmonds — perhaps already planning to check out their Thursday evening Art Walk — do stop in!