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A Lyrical Night Of Seattle's Favorite Poems

Oct 9, 2014

Today on Speakers Forum: poetic inspiration from your friends, neighbors and other notables.

When Town Hall Seattle opened its doors in March of 1999 ,the first gathering was a celebration of Seattle’s Favorite Poems. The event was part of a national project created and hosted by then-U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky. 

Last month Pinsky returned to Seattle to continue the celebration. It was a fittingly lyrical night, with spirited readings led by KUOW’s Marcie Sillman and MacArthur Fellowship recipient Heather McHugh.

Seattle’s Favorite Poems 2014 was hosted by Town Hall Seattle on September 18. Presenters included Seattle Arts and Lectures, Poetry Northwest, Hugo House and the Washington Center for the Book at The Seattle Public Library.

Thanks to Anna Tatistcheff for this recording.