Wild, Reckless, Lovely Valentine's Reading February 11

This Valentine's Day, forget chocolate. Think chanterelles. Forget sappy love poems, think poetry that takes on the universe. Forget cupid-covered cards, think wild, reckless, and lovely with the books of husband & wife writers Langdon Cook and Martha Silano. Both will be the February featured readers in Artsmith's Salon Series at Darvill's Bookstore.

Langdon will share the adventures of a forager in his latest book, The Mushroom Hunters: On the Trail of an Underground America.

And Martha will read poems from her fourth poetry collection, Reckless Lovely, that "begins with The Big Bang and ends with the unleashing of twelve million bees from a jack-knifed semi."

No doubt, Langdon will share tips not only for foraging, but ways to incorporate wild ingredients into a wild menu.

Since spring is just around the corner, be sure to ask him how to collect and cook with the tender fiddleheads of fern (here reminiscent of a heart for Valentine's Day).

Martha might be persuaded to read you her poem partially inspired by this image of a merman.

Who knows what wonders of nature will take wing or hang delectably on the vine.

As always, the reading will be accompanied by hors d'eouvres, book-signing, and open-mic. Bring some of your own wild, lovely, reckless words to share.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014, 6:00 PM. Darvill's Bookstore, 1 Main Street, Eastsound, WA.


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