The Works of Jayne Pupek

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Richmond, VA, United States
Jayne Pupek is the author of the novel "Tomato Girl" (Algonquin Books, 2008) and a book of poems titled "Forms of Intercession" (Mayapple Press, 2008). Her writing has appeared in numerous literary journals. In addition to her own writing, Jayne freelances as a ghostwriter, editor and mentor. A Virginia native, Jayne has spent most of her professional life working in the field of mental health.

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Saturday, June 7, 2008

Open Books: A Poem Emporium

From Joseph Darda | June 5, 2008
Christine Deavel, co-owner of Open Books: A Poem Emporium, holds Grenade by UW alumna Rebecca Hoogs.

What an amazing thing--a book store that sells nothing but poetry.

Located a mile from the UW campus, at 2414 45th St., Open Books: A Poem Emporium is one of only two exclusively poetry bookstores in the United States. The bookstore has an inventory of more than 9000 titles, including new, used and out-of-print books.

Husband and wife team John W. Marshall and Christine Deavel opened the store 13 years ago after having owned a more general bookstore for the seven years prior.

Read the rest of the article in The Daily of the University of Washington.