Her date with the Northwest Passages Book Club and Seattle author and librarian Nancy Pearl is still on. Mark your calendars for March 13.
Liz Ahl was once a very talented graduate student in our creative writing program at the University of Nebraska, but she’s long since moved on to teach at Plymouth State University in New Hampshire. The following villanelle is from her handsomely printed chapbook entitled “A Thirst That’s Partly Mine.”
I was a small, angular kid. I didn’t think much about my body; when I considered my appearance, I focused on the two front teeth that dominated my face, my life, my dreams.
Stephanie Land, author of the just-published memoir “Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother’s Will to Survive,” appears at Auntie’s Book Store in Spokane on March 27.
“On the Come Up,” Angie Thomas’ newest offering to the young adult literary landscape, arrives lyrics-first through the voice of a femme protagonist with a fever for becoming hip-hop royalty.
The weekly fiction and nonfiction lists from Publishers Weekly.
The author of “Deep Creek” takes readers along on a road trip to find home in the high country.
Caitlin Doyle, who lives in Ohio, writes haunting, memorable poetry about the familiar and the strange. Her poetry is a fine example of what I call strategic artistry, as if her words have been carefully held back until they burst into light at just the right moment. This sonnet, in which a young girl awakens to a world of new discoveries, originally appeared in The New Criterion.
Fiction 1. “Where the Crawdads Sing,” Delia Owens (Putnam)
Delia Owens reading at the library postponed until March.
Brown will speak about her book “I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made For Whiteness” as part of African American Heritage Month.
There are so many fine poems in Richard Robbins’ new and selected poems, “Body Turn to Rain,” published by LynxHouse Press, that I had a difficult time choosing one to show you. This one, though, with its tablecloth trick, is one of my favorites. Robbins lives in Mankato, Minnesota, and teaches at Minnesota State. Old Country Portraits
For solo vagabond women, book festivals offer the best of all worlds: great books, new friends, safe travel.
From 2014 to February 2019, Wilson penned “Ms. Marvel” starring Kamala Khan, Marvel’s first Muslim character to headline her own comic book.
It took Sharalee Armitage Howard about a month to complete the project.
I’ve had my eye on Americans’ obsessions for more than 70 years and I can’t remember a time when public lying got as much attention as it does today. Attention yes, but consequences, no.
My motives are no different from those of my finger-wagging friends: They arise out of a desire to help. Or, perhaps more honestly, to give an opinion about the “right” way to do something.
Pam Houston will discuss her latest book, “Deep Creek: Finding Hope in the High Country,” with the Northwest Passages Book Club on Feb. 12.
Chris Crutcher is hoping his newest book, “Losers Bracket,” will be banned somewhere.
The event will also feature a panel of young leaders from Moscow High School.