Local poets Kevin Miller and Alice Derry will join together for a free reading of old and new work at King’s Books in Tacoma on Thursday.
Derry has created four collections of poetry and three chapbooks, including the most recent “Tremolo” (Red Hen Press, 2012), for which she received a Washington State GAP grant. A former English and German teacher at Peninsula College in Port Angeles, Derry helped conceive and direct the college’s Foothills Writers’ Series from 1980-2009.
Miller is a Tacoma poet known for his third collection, “Home and Away: the Old Town Poems,” in 2009. A retired public school teacher, Miller also has published in The Massachusetts Review, Crab Creek Review, The San Pedro River Review and The Museum of Americana.
The free reading is at 7 p.m. Nov. 29 at King’s Books, 218 St. Helens Ave., Tacoma. 253-272-8801, kingsbookstore.com.