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Listen to the Trees: A Poetic Snapshot of West Seattle, Then & Now

Sean Petrie

Listen to the Trees is a delightful collection of images, poetry, and people in conversation with each other across time and place. Texas-based poet and West Seattle enthusiast Sean Petrie captures the spirit and deep roots of the community with words tapped out on his 1928 Remington Portable typewriter. His poems, created on-the-spot with summer street fair goers, are matched up with a wonderful array of then-and-now images from the Southwest Historical Society. The book celebrates the beauty of West Seattle, its people, and beloved places, and is a true joy for lovers of storytelling and reminiscing. It sparkles with a vibe and love uniquely West Seattle, but familiar to small neighborhoods everywhere.

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92 pages


color, 9 x 8 iinches

ISBN 978-1-933245-61-4

cover price: $19.95