Congratulations to Madeline DeFrees…

…who I had the pleasure of meeting unexpectedly on Sunday at Elliott Bay Bookstore, while standing in line to have a book signed by another author.

DeFrees is the first recipient of the Denise Levertov Award from Image.

If you want to know why…

check this out.

And, since I mentioned it, I met her after a reading by Martha Geis, celebrating the release of her wonderful new book of interviews with the night-walkers of Portland, Oregon: Up All Night

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