Mary Randlett, © 2011 Eduardo Calderon

Temperaments and Terrains: Poems about People and Places

By Frances McCue

April 6, 2013 – 1 pm – 2.30 pm

Black Diamond Library, 24707 Roberts Drive, Black Diamond


April 7, 2013 – 1 pm – 2.30 pm

Burien Library, 400 SW 152nd Street, Burien

Poet Frances McCue received a 4Culture Art Projects award for her work entitled, Temperaments and Terrains: Poems about People and Places. 

McCue will appear at two King County Libraries on April 6th and 7th, 2013 and will present a poetry and photography session. She’ll showcase a selection of Mary Randlett’s black and white photographs and new poems that she has written in response to the photographs. The event will include a little “Write-a-poem-right-now” session so that anyone who comes will leave with a new poem.

Mary Randlett (b. 1924) is the leading photographer in the Pacific Northwest. She has been taking photographs since the late 1930s. Her portraits include Imogen Cunningham, Henry Miller and the Northwest “mystics,” painters such as Mark Tobey and Morris Graves.

Frances McCue wrote a book about the poet Richard Hugo and Northwest towns: The Car That Brought You Here Still Runs, and has also published two books of poetry, including The Bled which won the Washington State Book Award in 2011.