“McCue’s poems call the gone world back into being… embracing our violent erasures, until, black and blanked, the few survivity words take root, forming the seeds of a new life, the sound of a new music.”

Charles D’Ambrosio, author of Loitering


Exploring the torque between temperament and terrain in the PNW and beyond.

In poems, I love the lavishly articulated moment, the barreling yawp that slaps boats upon the sea or opens a forgotten door into a wide, sunny field. In life, I love the glory of the inarticulated moment. I love the space that exists before there are words to put to it — the open dalliance of the abstract, right while you are living in it: the great “um.”



Press

On the Trail of the Poet: Seattle Writer Frances McCue on Her Quest for Richard Hugo—and Beyond (History News Network)
Best books of 2011: A list of lists (The Seattle Times)
Hugo House Documentary honors Seattle’s historical literary space (King 5)

Frances McCue reflects on poetry, the Hugo House, and Seattle’s CHOP


What I’m Thinking About

Frances McCue with Cary Moon: The Importance of Artistic Voices in Urban Planning

Hugo House Documentary honors Seattle’s historical literary space


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