SAL/ON

A Blog of Seattle Arts & Lectures

Category: SAL Presents

“Cubism” by Zinnia Hansen

“With your pictures you apparently want to arouse in us a feeling of having to swallow rope or drink kerosene.” – Braque to Picasso Maybe it’s as simple as this: Maybe God’s hundredth name is His face. I try to paint it on the moon, but I can’t reach far enough to fill His craterous, […]

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“Pesto” & “Toast and Other Things” by Bayla Cohen-Knott

Pesto She dances Whirs and grinds and her arms rise To ragged rocks of sea salt Where she sleeps She puckers up for a kiss Feels lemon when there is bitterness Goes dark when left alone A moldy solitude She duets with the plush Heel toe tapping Kitten heels staunch in their desire to step […]

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“Ideas in the Clouds” by WITS Student Flavia Sethy

Ideas in the Clouds Take me home ………what is that can we start ……….do we ever Why do you fly, not walk ……….Why do you walk, not fly Who are you ……….Who are you Why is the sky beautiful ……….is anything Give me an answer ……….are there answers Are we there yet ……….are we ever […]

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“Lorelei” by Keegan York

I can’t tell you how it kills me. …..Song like the bleeding heart of fire ……….breeds the incandescent waver of ……………water rapt in wrapping ‘round ………………..the pearl. Invincible, the stretch and tear of blue on white …..seethes with the spirit of the moon. ……….I have a second sense for hollowness. ……………I receive the buoyant aura […]

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Introductions: Celeste Ng

By Rebecca Hoogs, Executive Director It is now my immense pleasure to introduce Celeste Ng. Every year we ask you, our SAL audience, who you would like to see on the SAL stage, and every year Celeste Ng’s name in the top ten most requested authors. It is thus a special delight to make your […]

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“A Guide to Darkness” by WITS Student Mars Park

Mars Park wrote this poem while a student at Hamilton International Middle School with WITS Writer-in-Residence Sara Brickman. Mars read this poem to open our SAL Presents event with Celeste Ng on October 17, 2022.    

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Introductions: Michael Schur

By Rebecca Hoogs, Executive Director It is now my great pleasure and greater intimidation to introduce Michael Schur. We are here tonight to learn how to be perfect as we celebrate the publication of his first book, How to Be Perfect: The Correct Answer to Every Moral Question. Michael Schur is the creator, or co-creator, […]

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“This Bowl of Soup” by WITS Student Marcus Frantela

The times I smell the sweet and sourness of the broth I know the night with be filled with joy. The pork so tender Just slips off the bone Like slipping into a fantasy of other worlds and imagination Infused with the taste of the broth It’s the kind of meat just by thinking about […]

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Introductions: Peter Wohlleben

By Rebecca Hoogs, Executive Director In The Hidden Life of Trees, Peter Wohlleben describes what he found by listening to trees: “Puzzles and wonders… Daily dramas and moving love stories… Here is the last remaining piece of Nature, right on our doorstep, where adventures are to be experienced and secrets discovered.” For trees, being old […]

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“28 Days Gone” by WITS Student Ian Bridges

Everything around us is taken for granted, from the Sun to the Moon to the very wind at our backs. It is with us so often, we don’t think of it as essential or vital Just… there. When it is taken from your life, you notice it. You crave it, you hunger for it, like […]

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