Poetry World Series 2015: Seattle Edition
Sun, Sep 27, 2015 at 7pm
Emceed by the incomparable John Roderick, this world series event will feature two teams of award-winning poets—Sarah Galvin, Arlene Kim, Oliver de la Paz,Dean Rader, Ed Skoog, Kary Wayson—as they take turns batting at topics pitched to them by the audience. Fastballs, curveballs, knuckleballs: these poets won’t know what’s coming next, and hilarity is guaranteed. A panel of eminently qualified judges—David Biespiel, Nancy Guppy, and Michael Wiegers—will score each batter’s reading, and the winning team takes the series title. A book sale and signing will follow the competition. Audience members are encouraged to come with a topic to pitch at the poets.
Tickets are $5 in advance and $8 at the door.
As Marianne Moore wrote, “Writing is exciting / and baseball is like writing. / You can never tell with either / how it will go.”