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Location Eugene, Oregon
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Introduction Michael and Toni are poets, travelers, tango dancers. Michael loves to cook and Toni loves to eat. Michael's books are Vivaldi: an autobiography (Tebot Bach), Avenida Uriburu, and October (Chandelier Galaxy Books). Toni's books include The Ravelling Braid (Tebot Bach), Gertrude (Traprock Books) and The Book of Orange Dave (Chandelier Galaxy Books). They lead weekly Jump Start Poetry Workshops and are members of Red Sofa Poets and Madrona Writers.
Interests Poetry, tango, people-watching, sleeping, movies, laughing, trashy novels, travel in France, Italy, wherever there is great food and wine.
Favorite Movies Milagro Beanfield War, Fargo, Cinema Paradiso, Il Postino, Lone Star, Babe, A Town Called Panic, Amelie
Favorite Music Phillip Glass, Rameau, Prokofiev, Dan Bern, Bob Dylan, Ian & Sylvia, Lily Allen, Golden Age Tango, Mood Area 52, Poulenc
Favorite Books Lucky JIm (Kingsley Amis), A Girl Named Zippy, The Poisonwood Bible, Alice in Wonderland, lots and lots of poetry books, Dorianne Laux' "The Book of Men", The Help.

When you spilled the milk, did it look like the moon?

Favorite poets: Laura Kasischke, Charles Simic, Erin Belieu, Tom Aslin, Jenifer Lawrence, Nancy Moody, Michael Hanner, Steven Dunn, Robert Wrigley, Joseph Stroud, John Yau