“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)

THE CAR THAT BROUGHT YOU HERE STILL RUNS: REVISITING THE NORTHWEST TOWNS OF RICHARD HUGO

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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