Frances McCue is a poet and prose writer who lives in Seattle. She’s a Richard Hugo aficionado and co-founded Richard Hugo House, a literary center that she directed for ten years. Now she is the Writer in Residence in the Undergraduate Honors Program at the University of Washington. Her second poetry book, The Bled, won the Washington State Book Award and the Grub Street National Book Prize. McCue also wrote “The Car That Brought You Here Still Runs,” a book about Richard Hugo and the Northwest towns he wrote about, as well as “The Stenographer’s Breakfast,” a book of poems. She loves Factory Hollow and Flying Object. They both have “just the right kind of spirit— wild and wooly while being thoughtful and grounded too.”