I just want to call your attention to what should be a magnificent book event tonight. Poet Kevin Young is giving a craft talk at the Hugo House starting at 7 pm. Young is one of the very best American poets; his last collection, Book of Hours, destroyed me with its raw depiction of grief. It's one of the best collections I've read in recent memory. (You can read my review here.) In addition, Young is being interviewed by Jane Wong, the excellent local poet whose work has appeared on the Seattle Review of Books on more than one occasion. This should be a night to remember.