Archive | May, 2004

The Form and Deformed Knock Knock Joke

Knock Knock
Who’s There
Racoon.
Racoon who?
Racoon pushing a shopping cart.

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Coffee at By George

A cistern of boiling coffee foams in the basement of a library near Red Square on the University of Washington Campus. To get to the cistern, I find a free meter on the lower part of the University Avenue in the shade of a rhododendron that just started to lose its thick, pink flowers.

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Writers on Work

Writers on Work, Richard Hugo House 2004

Writers on Work
Spring 2004
Presented by Richard Hugo House

Writers on Work celebrated labor vital to the life of Seattle. Poet Lyn Coffin translated the voices YMCA case reports, performance artist Stokley Towles road in a North Precinct squad car & fabulist Bret Fetzer listened to an ambulance siren. Three jobs: Social Work, Police Work, Emergency Medical Response. Three nights. Writers on Work reading teamed professional writers with community members whose jobs are integral to the operation and function of our city. The series provided a connection between practicing writers and professionals and looked to ways that Hugo House, as a community resource center, could be used and be of use to anyone. Each writer-worker pair created a reflective nonfiction piece about work performed in the Hugo House Cabaret.

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Shelton Sentences

I went to the Shelton Writers Conference on Saturday at Olympic Community College and wrote two American Sentences.

Fountains drool water goading the thirsty to kiss the public steel tip.

All activities recorded on video will aid the prosecution.

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