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A really rich life
Bruce Rutledge
August 22, 2020

We are launching an environmental imprint
Bruce Rutledge
August 3, 2020

Announcing our autobiographical novel writing contest
Bruce Rutledge
July 24, 2020

Discover Nikkei reviews Persimmon and Frog
Bruce Rutledge
May 13, 2020

For Ellis
David Rutledge
April 9, 2020

A Review of The Italian Barrel, 1240 Decatur
David Rutledge
March 30, 2020

Report from the French Quarter
David Rutledge
March 25, 2020

A Vida Count of Our Very Own
Tracy Wang
October 25, 2017

Bookshelves: the Ideal, the DIY, and the Real Life
Emmaline Cotter
June 5, 2017

Eggnog, Hot Cider, Mulled Wine, and What Else?
Jin Chang
December 15, 2016

A Month of Turkey and Writing
Jin Chang
November 23, 2016

Thanksgiving in Berlin
A.V. Crofts
November 21, 2016

When in Need of a Celebration
Jin Chang
November 10, 2016

Halloween in Asia
Jin Chang
October 31, 2016

A New Tale of Noodles
Jin Chang
October 24, 2016

A Determined Swing
Grant Liebel
August 2nd , 2016

Yet Another Thing about Pokemon GO
Grant Liebel
July 17th, 2016

The Typewriter Renaissance
Olenka Burgess
June 23, 2016

The Impossible Reading Lists of Summer
Olenka Burgess
June 20, 2016

Happy Sushi Day! How About Some Sacrilegious Asparagus?
Olenka Burgess
June 18, 2016

A Compendium of Beloved Blogs from the Literary Food Community
Olenka Burgess
June 14, 2016

Dean Wong "Seeing the Light" Book Launch at Wing Luke Museum
Olenka Burgess
May 31, 2016

Spoonbill & Sugartown in NYC
Cali Kopczick
May 18, 2016

Open Call: Submit to Ghosts of Seattle Past until April 30th
Cali Kopczick
28 March, 2016

Ghosts of Seattle Past: Irish Wake for Lost Spaces
Allison Dunn
29 Monday, 2016

Week of Literary Love: Jay Gatsby
Allison Dunn
12 February, 2016

Week of Literary Love: Grendel's Mother
Allison Dunn
11 February, 2016

Week of Literary Love: Victor Frankenstein
Allison Dunn
10 February, 2016

Week of Literary Love: Lady Macbeth
Allison Dunn
9 February, 2016

Our discomfort with language
Todd Shimoda
November 23, 2015

Go see The Martian!
Matt Damon
22 September, 2015

A Katrina Scavenger Hunt
Rex Noone
August 28, 2015

Hurricane Story revisited
Bruce Rutledge
August 26, 2015

Five Essential Post Katrina Albums
David Rutledge
25 August, 2015

Q&A with Zack Davisson
Ryan Chu
10 August, 2015

A Visit to Minidoka
David Rutledge
July 15, 2015

Open Letter to the place called "Mushaboom"
TexMex Richards
30 June , 2015

TexMextern Reviews: Masculinity in the Time of Cholera
TexMex Richards
9 June , 2015

SIFF Special: Most Likely to Manipulate
David Rutledge
June 5, 2015

TexMextern Reviews: Reviews with a Zest!
TexMex Richards
2 June, 2015

A Tale of Two Noodles
Dandi Meng
11 May, 2015

It's Time We Started Talking About Endpapers
Dandi Meng
4 May, 2015

Spine Poetry
Dandi Meng
1 April, 2015

CMP Presents...12 by M. Lynch
Dandi Meng
10 March, 2015

Week of Literary Love: Bartleby the Scrivener
Dandi Meng
14 February, 2015

Week of Literary Love: Jean Valjean
Cali Kopczick
13 February, 2015

Week of Literary Love: Winnie-the-Pooh
Dandi Meng
11 February, 2015

Week of Literary Love: Katniss Everdeen
Dandi Meng
10 February, 2015

Week of Literary Love: Holden Caulfield
Dandi Meng
9 February, 2015

Literary Showdown: Seattle vs. Boston
Dandi Meng
3 February , 2015

It's Time We Started Talking About Section Break Markers
Cali Kopczick
19 December, 2014

Short Run Festival Recap
Cali Kopczick
November 26, 2014

Selling Culture: Japan and America's Trickiest Trade
Cali Kopczick
November 7, 2014

History's Bestsellers in Translation Part II: Nonfiction
Cali Kopczick
October 20, 2014

China/Seattle/Reykjavík: Ryan Boudinot on Seattle as a Global City of Literature
Cali Kopczick
October 8, 2014

BuzzFeed Article - 8 Reasons Japanese Ghosts Make Terrible Roommates
Cali Kopczick
September 23, 2014

History's Bestsellers in Translation Part I: Fiction
Cali Kopczick
September 9, 2014

Ramen Revisited: Tips from Ken Taya aka Enfu
Cali Kopczick
September 2, 2014

Kodawari Can Render the Prosaic Profound
Cali Kopczick
August 27, 2014

Before the Summer Runs Out: A Road Trip Proposal
Cali Kopczick
August 19, 2014

The High Art of Smelling Books
Cali Kopczick
August 4, 2014

Pike Place Location Opening and Lizard Telepathy Fox Telepathy Open House
July 28, 2014

Indie Book Publisher Opens Office/Retail Space in Seattle's Pike Place Market
Press Release
July 16, 2014

Q&A with "A Commonplace Book of Pie" Author Kate Lebo and Illustrator Jessica Lynn Bonin
David Jacobson
Oct. 9, 2013

A Broadside for Mardi Gras
Bruce Rutledge
February 12, 2013

Oprah Outs Armstrong; Irvin Mayfield Next?
Rex Noone
January 26, 2013

Friends of CMP
Bruce Rutledge
November 21, 2012

Nippon-NOLA challenge: week 3
Bruce Rutledge
October 24, 2012

The NOLA-Nippon challenge: week 2
Bruce Rutledge
October 6, 2012, 2012

The NOLA-Nippon challenge
Bruce Rutledge
September 24, 2012

Infusing Nonfiction with Truth: American True Stories
Bruce Rutledge talks to Michael Rozek
June 29, 2012

Questions rain down on NOLA
Bruce Rutledge
June 18, 2012

En-Joying Kanji: A Review of Eve Kushner's Joy o' Kanji
David Jacobson
May 24, 2012

Michael Rozek Redefines Nonfiction
Bruce Rutledge
April 19, 2012

Viewed Sideways: a collection of essays by Donald Richie
D. Michael Ramirez II
December 30, 2011

New Orleans Book Fest
November 4, 2011

Review: The Beautiful One Has Come (Suzanne Kamata)
D. Michael Ramirez II
August 12, 2011

The JET Program's Finest Hour
David Jacobson
July 9, 2011

And the winner is ...
Bruce Rutledge
July 5, 2011

An even dozen: slow books in a fast world
Bruce Rutledge
June 29, 2011

Last Chapter for an Island Bookstore?
David Jacobson
June 24, 2011

More than just another 'Kawaii' face
Bruce Rutledge
June 16, 2011

Hurricane Story - Free Offer!
Dave Jacobson
June 9, 2011

Books for Katrina-hit New Orleans Schools
David Jacobson
May 25, 2011

Todd Shimoda wins Hawaii's top literary award
Chin Music Press
April 12, 2011

"The Apprenticeship of Big Toe P": A Review
Will Eells
March 28, 2011

A great sorrow
Bruce Rutledge
March 25, 2011

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A really rich life
Bruce Rutledge
August 22, 2020

The latest issue of The International Examiner has a lovely piece aout Fumiko Kimura reflecting on her 90 years on Earth. 

"I have a really rich life," she is quoted as saying, later adding about her artistic process, "I want to notice a lot of things. I want to experience [them] in words, I want to learn, I want to say that in painting, I want to see colors because I love colors. Everything I see, I want to paint. I just let it happen."

Read the whole article here



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