Nick Stokes continues his exploration of an affair, imaginary and real.
Seattle’s counterculture has always owed a lot of its growth to prescient people who have come here from elsewhere, bringing new ideas and energy to our otherwise deeply parochial city. One such outstanding outsider was Lorenzo Milam, founder of KRAB-FM, Seattle’s first listener-supported, volunteer-run, non-commercial radio station.
Jeff Stevens asks the eternal poetic question: Who’s that clown?
Promising Young Women by Suzanne Scanlon is a tiny book — in stature, I mean. A little square of pages and text bound together. But the story inside about Lizzie, that slowly comes together piece by piece, is so big that it enfolds us all.
Much of the historical attention lavished on the events of WTO Week in Seattle during the past decade has been focused on the turmoil downtown. But for many of us who lived in Seattle at the time, the Seattle Police Department’s paramilitary invasion of the city’s ultra-liberal Capitol Hill neighborhood on the date in focus here still stands out as vividly as the previous day’s downtown mêlée.
The Star’s Kelly Dermody recently interviewed The Habit’s Luke Thayer, Jeff Schell and Mark Siano and talked about their creation process, the group’s temporary sojourn to Los Angeles, and what their future is going to look like.
Diaz’s well-crafted verse and rich language evoke the familiar themes of death, deception, festivity and family. Her meth-head brother is brought up often in her poetry—especially in regards to how his addiction breaks down their parents. Both bit by bit and in giant, violent pieces.
Maria sat cross-legged on the living room floor surrounded by piles of little white receipts. There was a giant mound for groceries, a large pile for credit card payments, a small one for fun, home repairs, schooling… It was like looking back through a diary. She picked up a receipt that was for one marriage counseling session and wondered which pile to put it in.
Pam Carter puts on a tinfoil hat and channels Leilani Mae Jesperson in her latest poem.
Kelly Dermody mourns the loss of local comedian and entrepreneur, Tristan Devin.