Hamish Todd started two readings in the early 90s: Primarily Prose at the Ditto Tavern, which ran for a little more than a year; Primarily Poetry, which ran out of the Crocodile Cafe in Belltown.
From 1998 he published The Vashon-Maury Island Ticket, which had a distribution of 10,000 by the third year of operation. He has a published Behind Bars, a memoir of his 20 years as a bartender; No God to Guide Us is a collection of short prose pieces and poetry.
A new book, he's shopping around is called, "I Gotta Bone That Digs Things Fine."
Click Here to read a couple of poems Hamish plans to read.
David Fewsteris a poet, humorist and musician living in Tacoma. His current book is "The Seattle-Tacoma Express: Selected Prose and Poetry 1989-2016" (Couth Buzzard Press, 2016.) Or, as he refers to it, "My posthumous collection before I actually die."
His previous book, "Diary of a Homeless Alcoholic Suicidal Maniac & Other Picture Postcards" was paid for by an Artists Initiative Project Grant from the Tacoma Arts Commission in 2003.
Click Here to read a couple of poems David plans to read.