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Book Launch: Exercises to Free the Tongue

Wednesday, November 5, 7 pm, Hugo House, 1634 11th Avenue, Seattle

Join us at Hugo House for the long-anticipated book launch of “Exercises to Free the Tongue” – poems and text by Molly Tenenbaum, artist's book by Ellen Ziegler, printing and binding by Paper Hammer, Seattle and Tieton WA.

Illuminated with historic images and ephemera from the poet’s grandparents, ventriloquists on the vaudeville circuit in the early 1900s, this book of poems plays with ventriloquial metaphors of voice and breath. A long time in the works, this is a book to celebrate.

The artist's book is a limited edition of 20 copies; an artist's proof will be on view at the event. There will also be a spiral-bound version available for purchase. Books available through Vamp and Tramp Booksellers, Open Books, and Paper Hammer.