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Poetry Favorites: The Best American Poetry 2015

A seminal favorite, the newest Best America Poetry will be out September 8th.

The premier anthology of contemporary American poetry continues with an exceptional volume edited by award-winning novelist and poet Sherman Alexie.

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National Poetry Month

Spokane's Get Lit! 2015

Spokane’s Get Lit! 2015 – The Jess and Sherman Show.

This year’s edition of Get Lit once again featured a roll call of literary talent, from Shawn Vestal and Sharma Shields to Kris Dinnison and Walter Kirn. 229 more words


Two Mini Reviews

I didn’t take notes while I was reading either of these books, so outside of a few highlighted passages in The Lone Ranger… I’m working from memory. 897 more words

The Ridiculous Six and Our Past-Blind Culture

I hope you’ve heard about the Native American actors walking off the set of Adam Sandler’s movie The Ridiculous Six. If not, you can catch up real quick… 779 more words

Opinion Pieces

Interview to Sherman Alexie

In case you have the time. Interesting! Mixed cultural minds. Beauty. Creativity and mind issues (bipolarism). How the internet is insulting to our humanity. Mouring and cutting one’s hair. 72 more words


Baby Lapsit, Friday, April 24

I’m back at Main Branch, and it feels good to be home. Back into my regular schedule, knowing the same routines, and seeing my regulars (a lot of whom very kindly said, “We missed you!”). 720 more words

Just Read It: Or How I Learned To Love The Poem

April is National Poetry Month. I am not a poetry reader. So in honor of NPM, I decided to branch outside of my comfort zone a little and see if there really is poetry out there for everyone (I heard a rumor that there is)! 1,510 more words