"Good Night, Fred" by Chris Cook
Chris Cook is Spokane’s Poet Laureate for 2019-2021.
His first collection of poetry, The View from the Broken Mic, was published in 2012 (Gray Dog Press). Additional work has been published by Sage Hill Press, Scablands Books, and The Spokesman-Review. His children’s poetry has been published by Little, Brown Books, Meadowbrook Press, and Scholastic Press. His collection, Damn Good Cookie, was released in 2016 by Korrektiv Press.
He is a long-standing member of the Spokane Symphony trumpet section and one of the founders of the Spokane Falls Brass Band. He has also been the Washington State Yo-Yo Champion.