Some months ago I received an email from one of my favorite local poets, asking if I'd like to participate in a reading at the downtown Seattle Public Library.
"Is this a real question? OF COURSE!" was the answer that popped in my head. But I composed myself and sent back a cool "I'd be honored" type reply. (Check out the reading here - I begin 7 minutes in.)
Within the line-up of poems, I read some newer pieces from a manuscript connecting Christian folklore and present-day misogyny (stay tuned). After the event a librarian came up to me and gave a book recommendation based off the themes of those poems. That was in April, mind you. I put the title in my notes and recently decided to get the book.
This book is so on point to the questions I've been pondering and pieces I've been writing lately that I am shook! If you're interested, check out "The Alphabet vs. the Goddess" by Leonard Shlain.
I love synchronicity!