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The Street-Level View From Poet J.W. Marshall

May 13, 2014

Poet and bookstore owner J.W. Marshall
Credit Courtesy of Rebecca Hoogs

In "50th & Sunnyside" and "Poem of Our Good Fortune," poet and Seattle native J.W. Marshall  proves that getting out of your car — whether to become a pedestrian or a bus rider — changes everything.

Marshall read the poems for the Seattle Arts and Lectures' Poetry Series. They're part of the letterpress chapbook "WORK together" (Cash Machine Press, 2014), which features new poems from both Marshall and his wife, poet Christine Deavel.

Marshall and Deavel are co-owners  of Open Books: A Poem Emporium in Seattle's Wallingford neighborhood.

Marshall is also the author of "Meaning a Cloud," which was the winner of the 2007 FIELD Poetry Prize, and the chapbooks "Taken With" and "Blue Mouth." 

His reading was recorded on March 19 by Jack Straw Productions at A Contemporary Theatre.