1. Benjamin Busch is the son of novelist Frederick Busch. He also starred as Officer Anthony Colicchio on The Wire, and he served as a solider in Iraq. Any one of those things might not be enough material for a memoir, but all three of those things combined sounds like a decent premise for a book. Dust to Dust is the name of his book, and he's reading at University Book Store tonight and at Third Place Books tomorrow night. It's got a great cover, too.
2. Meanwhile, Elliott Bay Book Company is hosting David Wagoner tonight. Wagoner knows more about Northwest poetry than anyone on the face of the Earth. He was taught by Theodore Roethke, and he's basically in every way a living legend. His newest collection is titled After the Point of No Return. National Poetry Month is over, but you should go get schooled.