Green Cammie (Floating Bridge Press, 2010) is a posthumous collection of poetry by Seattle poet Crysta Casey (1954-2008). Drawn from two manuscripts found completed among her papers at the time of her death, Green Cammie is an unflinchingly honest record of the poet's experiences with addiction, homelessness, and mental illness as well as of her stint as a journalist in the U.S. Marine Corps. Green Cammie poignantly explores Casey's life in the Seattle VA Hospital and its adjoining worlds: Seattle’s low income housing, public parks, and streets. The winner of a Hugo Award from the Richard Hugo House and a finalist for Seattle Poet Populist in 2006, Casey was also the author of an earlier collection of poetry, Heart Clinic (Bellowing Ark Press, 1993).
Read by Deborah Woodard, Holly Hughes, Lana Hechtman Ayers, and Kathleen Flenniken.
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