Honors

Washington State Is All Over the National Book Awards Longlist

Two local poets. Two local presses. A former Seattleite's Seattle-based novel.

09/18/2020 By Stefan Milne

Well Read

Here Are the 2020 Washington State Book Award Finalists

Poetry! Fiction! Nonfiction! Kids books!

08/21/2020 By Stefan Milne

Local Letters

A Big Seattle Reading List

An alphabetized list of books—recent releases, stone-cold classics—from Washingtonians past and present.

03/18/2020 By Seattle Met Staff

Well Read

7 Books to Sustain You Through the Rest of Winter

From a YA coming-of-age story to clockwork poetry—here are the recent books with local bona fides you should check out.

02/27/2020 By Stefan Milne

POET LARIAT

The National Cowboy Poetry Gathering Showcases the Spirit of the West

In Elko, Nevada, the creative and crafty side of the Old West thrives.

02/26/2020 By Allison Williams

Local Letters

Rick Barot Explores the Colonial Past and Present

The Tacoma-based poet’s new collection, 'The Galleons,' delves into the histories of his own family and of Spanish conquest.

02/25/2020 By Stefan Milne

Local Letters

E.J. Koh’s The Magical Language of Others Parses Intergenerational Hurt and Healing

The local poet’s new memoir translates and responds to letters her mother sent her from Korea.

01/07/2020 By Stefan Milne

End of the 2010s

Washington Writers Pick Their Favorite Local Books of the Decade

E.J. Koh, Angela Garbes, Paul Constant—each offers a title for your reading list.

12/27/2019 By Ryan Phelan

Culture Fix

What to Do After Work October 21–24

Confessional funk songs, a haunted dinner, and nature-inspired poetry.

10/21/2019 By Nicole Pasia and Courtney Cummings

Better Living Through Poetry

Three Poetry Books from Local Presses Made the National Book Awards Longlist

Jericho Brown's 'The Tradition,' Arthur Sze's 'Sight Lines,' and Mary Ruefle's 'Dunce' are all up for the honor.

09/18/2019 By Stefan Milne

Lit Life

Meet Hugo House's New Poet-in-Residence

Laura Da' talks writing in Seattle.

08/20/2019 By Stefan Milne

Well Read

5 Seattle Books for the End of Summer

A zombie comedy? A history of Silicon Valley? A sci-fi recommendation from Barack Obama? Yup.

08/20/2019 By Stefan Milne

Culture Fix

Weekend What to Do June 21–23

Wu-Tang makes a comeback, creatives celebrate the life of Allen Ginsberg, and garden experts lead a tour.

06/21/2019 By Sam Jones

Culture Fix

What to Do After Work June 3–6

A one-woman orchestra, social justice poetry, and a book club celebrating black women.

06/03/2019 By Lily Hansen

Loving Death

Jane Wong’s Work Brightly Haunts the Frye

The poet’s new museum exhibition invites you to the table to engage physically with history and its ghosts.

05/29/2019 By Stefan Milne

Culture Fix

What to Do After Work May 20–23

A spoken word Olympian, a Seattleite’s response to KOMO, and elaborate time-lapse photography.

05/20/2019 By Lily Hansen

Better Living Through Poetry

All Its Charms May Be This Year’s Big-Deal Local Poetry Book

Keetje Kuipers’s third collection is a precise and elegant look at motherhood, love, and what it means to live.

04/25/2019 By Stefan Milne

Top Five

The Top Things to Do in Seattle May 2019

A masked Sub Pop country singer plays Barboza, SIFF returns, and Waiting for Godot gets an update.

04/23/2019 By Stefan Milne

Culture Fix

What to Do After Work April 1–4

A saucy take on Lewis Carroll, a horror-comedy play, and local band members fly solo at Chop Suey.

04/01/2019 By Stefan Milne

Culture Fix

Weekend What to Do March 29–31

A strange take on Twin Peaks tunes, electro-indie at Barboza, and poet pals share personal emails at Hugo House.

03/29/2019 By Gwen Hughes