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August 8th, 7:00 p.m.
Kings Bookstore (218 St. Helens, Tacoma)
Feature for August, Jamie Olson
Jamie Olson teaches in
the English Department at Saint Martin’s University in Lacey, Washington. His
essays and translations from Russian have recently appeared in Anomalous
Press, Berfrois, Cardinal Points, Chtenia, Crab Creek Review, and Translation
Review. Jamie writes about poetry, translation, and Russian culture on his
blog The Flaxen Wave, and he is currently at work on a book translation
of Timur Kibirov's Greek and Roman Catholic Songs and Nursery Rhymes. He
lives in Olympia, Washington, with his wife and daughter.
After John Shade
When you open up your eyes then squeeze them shut
against the glare of verdure from the open window,
against the singing of these birds, against July —
won’t you be ashamed? Won’t you be afraid?
When the final sunbeam drops down through the dark
blue clouds and onto the water in the autumn silence,