Seattle Reading Roundup
Expect lots of trash talk ahead of Saturday’s Sounders-Timbers game.
Those hoping for a survey of the independent press landscape could do much worse than hang around Open Books, 2414 N. 45th St., for the month of March.
Edwards and Xu, two Canarium Books editors, have had new work recently released, from Ugly Ducking Presse and Omnidawn Publishing, respectively, and recently published Fathi’s volume Great Guns.
Later in the month, on March 22, Maged Zaher will read from his latest collection, Thank You For the Window Office (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2012).
All readings begin promptly at 7.30 p.m. For more information, check out the Open Books website.
In other news, next week is also the time to double your Plumly.
Tuesday, March 19, Stanley Plumly will give a lecture about John Keats at Benaroya Hall at 7:30 pm, presumably drawing on his 2009 study of the poet, Posthumous Keats (Norton).
The following night at 7:30 pm, Plumly will be joined by Portland’s David Biespiel for a reading of their own poetry. The reading takes place in the Bullitt Cabaret at the ACT Theatre, 700 Union Street.