Hidden City Diaries is a book of prose poems and essays that explores the intimate spaces where people and place intersect. With Seattle as my home base, I spent most of 2012 investigating several cities ranging in size, scale, location and granularity — from Boston and Nashville to Walla Walla and Highway 1 along the Central Coast of California.
Through personal observation and reflection during these travels, this memoir explores the place where the sidewalk ends and the psyche begins. As the significance of my journeys deepened, I began to hearken back to the impact of my mother’s death as a means of examining my life today.
One of twelve writers selected for the 2012 Jack Straw Writers Program, I performed segments of this work as I wrote it. To hear more about my book and a recording of one performance, visit Jack Straw’s Literary Podcasts page.
© Copyright 2012 Gabriela Denise Frank