University of Washington Press

I intentionally sped through gritty Aberdeen, hometown of the late Kurt Cobain, and back to the same shore, only farther south, past a church whose marquee read, “Clamming boots welcome at worship.” (Perhaps that’s what Cobain meant when he sang, "Come as you are.")

The University of Washington Press is making a big noise in publishing circles, and its growing reputation screams from a collection of eye-catching tomes sprawled across a table: 'The Tao of Raven,' 'The City Is More Than Human,' 'Black Women in Sequence'