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New Publication: “Testimonial”

Thanks to Jennifer Niesslein at Full Grown People for publishing my essay, “Testimonial.” This online journal is full of great essays about the “sometimes glorious, sometimes messy, stuff that comes with adulthood.”

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My Oregon Trail

Most every morning on sabbatical for the last three months, I’ve crawled out of bed after Arline has left for work. I’ve put on my sweatpants, ground coffee, and set up the iPad on the dining room table to read … Continue reading

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Bookstore

A week ago, I browsed a used bookstore at the Henry Art Gallery in Seattle. Artist Pablo Helguera had hauled shelves, armchairs, table lamps, rugs, and thousands of pounds of old books into the gallery space. Called “Librería Donceles,” the … Continue reading

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Review in LA Review of Books

Jayne Guertin has written a thoughtful review of Ghosts. I spend so much time working by myself at my desk that it’s always a surprise — and an honor — when someone reads my work so carefully. Thanks to Jayne … Continue reading

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One City: Many Writing Communities

On Thursday I sat in Third Place Books Ravenna, listening to a strained conversation about racism and publishing. A book has just come out, Seattle City of Literature: Reflections from a Community of Writers, edited by Ryan Boudinot, that is … Continue reading

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A Summer of Readings

I read recently from The Ghosts Who Travel with Me at the Modern Hotel in Boise, one of my favorite stops on the book tour. In 2008, when Arline and I began the literary pilgrimage that would inform the book, … Continue reading

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Interview with Waverly Fitzgerald

Waverly Fitzgerald, a Seattle writer with an impressive list of publications and a popular teacher of writing at Hugo House and other venues, has interviewed me about my publication journey. We spent a lovely week together in 2014, along with … Continue reading

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Interview with Michael Silverblatt on Bookworm

It was quite an honor to talk with Michael Silverblatt on Bookworm earlier this month. Thanks to KCRW and the Bookworm staff as well as Emily Goldman, the Ooligan staff member who interviewed with me.

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Interview on KPFA’s Women’s Magazine

Thanks to Kate Raphael for taking the time to talk to me on my recent visit to San Francisco. The podcast is here.

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Gratitude

On a screenshot of Google Earth’s Idaho, yellow thumbtacks mark the sites where the writer Richard Brautigan traveled in 1961. Arline and I found some of these places when we followed in his footsteps on a literary pilgrimage described in … Continue reading

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