Writers Under The Influence: Richard Hugo

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Hugo House says
You might know Richard Hugo's name—in fact, we hear a local literary center is named after him!

The poet was born in White Center, a gritty part of Seattle. He was raised in mean poverty by hardscrabble relatives, working for many years at Boeing. Hugo eventually moved beyond the grief and squalor of his upbringing, in large part by writing poetry.

He became widely admired and inspired countless aspiring writers, including those reading his work for this evening of influence: Washington State Book Award–winner and purveyor of the Triggering Town Review (named after Hugo’s book) Ed Skoog. Hugo House co-founder and poet Frances McCue. Wayne Horvitz, a musician who recently created an entire album based on Hugo poems (read more: http://nyti.ms/1ieVMC4). And Barbara Earl Thomas, a Seattle writer and painter.

Come celebrate Hugo's legacy and the place that bears his name.

The event is free, the bar is open, and books will be for sale by Elliott Bay Book Company.

On the HH website: http://hugohouse.org/event/writers-under-the-influence-richard-hugo/
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By: Hugo House

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