The City of Tacoma and Puget Sound Poetry Presents
The Distinguished Writer Series
Aug 12 , 2016 7:00 p.m.
Kings Bookstore, 218 St. Helens, Tacoma WA
Bruce Beasley, Featured Reader
If at first you don't succeed...destroy all evidence that you tried.
Beasley is a professor of English at Western
Washington University and the author of seven collections of poems including,
most recently, Theophobia (BOA, 2012) and The
Corpse Flower: New and Selected Poems. He has won
fellowships from the NEA and Artist Trust; the Colorado Prize for Poetry; the
University of Georgia Press Contemporary Poetry Series Award competition; and
other prizes and awards.
As the gone-
a cloud of
in ink, so the shark
gnashes at that
see-through water, untouched--:
name on the
emptied sac of
self-illusive ink . . . --Bruce