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Poet Christine Deavel On Being 'In Your Care'

Jun 10, 2014

Poet Christine Deavel
Credit Rebecca Hoogs

Poet Christine Deavel trains her empathetic eye on two familiar places: North Seattle's Thornton Creek ("In Your Care") and the grocery store checkout line ("Each Day on the Verge").  

As she transforms these places through unexpected language and imagery, she also holds open questions about what it means to be whole, to be a neighbor, to be in one another's care. 

Deavel's debut collection "Woodnote" won the Washington State Book award and the Dorothy Brunsman Poetry Prize. Her work also appears in numerous literary journals, the chapbook "Box of Little Spruce," and "Looking Together: Writers on Art."

With her husband, poet J.W. Marshall, Deavel owns and operates Open Books: A Poem Emporium, one of just three poetry-only bookstores in the U.S.

Her reading was recorded on March 19 by Jack Straw Productions at A Contemporary Theatre for the Seattle Arts and Lectures Poetry Series.