It's not often you go to lunch with a real live poet, but then you realize that it's really just the job description that makes it unusual. A poet. Huh.
I met Kathleen Halme through my friend Laurie, and today (at lunch, remember?) it was mentioned that she's not only published her third book of poetry, titled Drift and Pulse, but she's just won the prestigious Oregon Literary Arts Walt Morey Fellowship that is awarded to help writers to initiate, develop or complete projects that they're working on. All that and she's the nicest, most self-effacing person you could hope to meet. Cool.
In any case, she's giving a reading from her new book on April 3 at Broadway Books, and if you haven't been to a poetry reading or cracked a poetry book since you were in college, it's about time to check back in and see what's going on.
Details: Kathleen Halme reading from Drift and Pulse. 7 pm. Broadway Books, 1714 NE Broadway St. Phone 503-284-1726.