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An embarrassment of riches from Seattle poetry month

May 17, 2017

Yes, poetry month is over. But how about some more poetry anyway?

We’ve collected readings from the Seattle Arts & Lectures poetry series over the last two months. You’ll hear the work of poets Ellen Bass, Ross Gay and Alice Notley. Each spoke at Seattle’s McCaw Hall.

Ellen Bass teaches at Pacific University in Oregon. Her most recent work is “Like a Beggar,” a book the New York Times wrote “pulses with sex, humor and compassion.” 

Alice Notley has been called “our present day Homer.” And that makes total sense from this recording. She lives and works in Paris. Her most recent book is “Certain Magical Acts.”

Ross Gay teaches at Indiana University and Drew University. His most recent book is “Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude.” The poet Terrance Hayes wrote that "Ross Gay is some kind of brilliant latter-day troubadour.” 

Sonya Harris recorded the readings.

Please note: These recordings contains language of an adult nature.

You can stream each full event here: