Bookstores: Village Books

-- Read my books at Village Books -- Village Books in Bellingham is an amazing home for books and literature in the Pacific Northwest. It's also a place where I've built many fond memories and spent many wonderful afternoons. In the early 1990s, I moved to Bellingham...

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Poem: won’t you celebrate with me

Black History Month: February won’t you celebrate with me Lucille Clifton, 1936 - 2010 won’t you celebrate with me what i have shaped into a kind of life? i had no model. born in babylon both nonwhite and woman what did i see to be except myself? i made it up here on...

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Bookstores: Powell’s in Portland

Powell’s City of Books in Portland Oregon: Time passed bookishly. In the first hour, I felt as if I were momentarily present in a dream-library I’d always wished to visit. In the second hour, I grew convinced that the bookstore never ended — that it was a labyrinth of texts like that found in Umberto Eco’s The Name of the Rose.

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Poem: For My People

Black History Month: February For My People Margaret Walker For my people everywhere singing their slave songs      repeatedly: their dirges and their ditties and their blues  and jubilees, praying their prayers nightly to an unknown god, bending their knees humbly to...

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