Seattle poet (and Seattle Review of Books contributor) Anastacia Renee Tolbert read as part of the Furnace Reading Series at Hollow Earth Radio earlier this month. She told a story featuring the city of Seattle as a protagonist. Now that reading is available online for free. If you've only ever experienced Tolbert's writing in print form, you're in for a real treat; her spoken word performances are absolutely riveting, and she can turn a room into a party, or a funeral, or church, just with just a few well-placed syllables. Take a listen, and plan to attend the next Furnace live. They do a good job of recording all their readings, but recordings can never quite capture that thrill of live performance.