Tuesday, November 10th, 7pm

Autumn Poetry Event -- Holly J. Hughes

Free poetry reading by distinguished Northwest poet

Please join us Tueday evening, November 10, as we welcome Holly J. Hughes for an evening of poetry.

Holly has spent the last thirty summers fishing and working in the waters of southeast Alaska. Her chapbook, "Boxing the Compass," was published in 2007, and she edited (and contributed to) the 2009 anthology "Beyond Forgetting: Poetry and Prose about Alzheimer`s Disease."

A graduate of the MFA program at Pacific Lutheran University, Holly teaches writing at Edmonds Community College, where she codirects the Convergence Writers series.

Link to five of her poems:

Thoughts from reviewers:
How do we find our way--on the open ocean, in love, in life? For a navigator, philosophical questions have vital consequences. What is true? How do we find out where we're going when as soon as we plot where we are, we've moved on? In these deft lyrics, Holly Hughes charts a course based in mystery, in the uncertainty of human attempts to know the earth and to comprehend this life. "How will she learn to ride the swell, let the earth curve her?" This poet's Zen question opens us to possibilities as vast as the ocean. Peggy Shumaker

These smart, sensuous poems achieve a rare balance of knowledge, imagination, and memory, moving with a navigator's skill through realms at once indelible and transient. Boxing the Compass offers a poet's wisdom culled from vivid experience. Holly Hughes sails along the edge of worlds, alive to How we always fetch up/ somewhere other than we plan, and takes us with her, true to the magnetic pole of her own shifting heart. Stan Sanvel Rubin

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Gig Harbor / Penninsula Library
Gig Harbor / Penninsula Library
4424 Point Fosdick Dr NW
Gig Harbor, WA, 98335
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