Poetry at the Rainbow Café welcomes Horowitz and Spence on Monday, Aug. 7

  • Tuesday, August 8, 2017 9:25am
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David D. Horowitz, left, and Michael Spence. COURTESY PHOTOS

Poetry at the Rainbow Café presents the works of David D. Horowitz and Michael Spence on Monday, Aug. 7.

The program is from 7 to 9 p.m. at the café, 112 E. Main St.

Coffee and conversation follow readings. It is an open mic opportunity. The public is invited.

About the poets

Horowitz founded and manages Rose Alley Press. He earned degrees in philosophy and English from the University of Washington and an master’s in English from Vanderbilt University. His work has appeared in numerous journals, including The Lyric, Candelabrum, Exterminating Angel, ArtWord Quarterly, Quill & Parchment, and The Sporting News.

His books published by Rose Alley include “Strength & Sympathy”, “From Notebook to Bookshelf”, and six poetry collections: “Streetlamp”, “Treetop”, “Star”; “Resin from the Rain”; “Wildfire”, “Candleflame”; “Stars Beyond the Battlesmoke”; “Sky Above the Temple”; and his most recent, “Cathedral and Highrise”. He also edited the Rose Alley anthologies: “Limbs of the Pine”, “Peaks of the Range” and “Many Trails to the Summit”. Horowitz lives in Seattle.

Spence earned a degree in English from the University of Washington. Upon graduation, he served for four years as a Naval officer aboard the USS John F. Kennedy. Shortly afterward, Spence began his almost four-decade career as a Metro bus driver.

Widely published in journals such as Poetry, Poetry Northwest, Georgia Review, and Southern Review, he has published four poetry collections: “The Spine” (Purdue, 1987), “Adam Chooses” (Rose Alley, 1998), “Crush Depth” (Truman State University, 2009), and “The Bus Driver’s Threnody” (Truman State University, 2014). He also has poems in Limbs of the Pine, Peaks of the Range; Many Trails to the Summit; and other anthologies. He lives in Tukwila with his wife, writer and teacher Sharon Hashimoto.

The Rainbow Cafe, Striped Water Poets, the NorthWest Renaissance, Auburn Arts Commission, City of Auburn, and King County 4Culture make the program possible.

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