Monthly Archives: April 2018

Sam Hamill’s Last Reading + Elegy

Dean of NW poets, Sam Hamill died on Saturday, April 14, 2018, at 6:04pm at his home in Anacortes, Washington. I last saw Sam on Thursday and Friday, April 5 & 6. We shared saké one last time and when … Continue reading

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Sam Hamill Official Obituary [May 9, 1943 – April 14, 2018]

When the first poetry books from Copper Canyon Press went on sale in 1972, they were revelatory showing that the humble technology of the book could be, and indeed should be, an artifact of craftsmanship itself. Copper Canyon elevated the … Continue reading

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Sam @ 70

When I started getting more interested in poetry, early 90s (which does not seem like such a long time ago) I’d heard rumors about this curmudgeon in the Seattle poetry community. He was gruff, but had done a ton of … Continue reading

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