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Activist and author Robert Lashley fights with his pen

Bellingham poet explores Tacoma upbringing in debut novel

Bellingham-based poet Robert Lashley poses for a photo.
Bellingham-based poet Robert Lashley's debut novel, "I Never Dreamed You'd Leave in Summer," is set in modern-day Tacoma, and the theme is regret and second chances. Lashley will talk about the book with fellow author and Western Washington University English Professor Carol Guess on Monday, Sept. 11 at Village Books. (Andy Bronson/Cascadia Daily News)
By Margaret Bikman CDN Contributor
In his debut novel, Bellingham poet and activist Robert Lashley paints a searing portrait of his hom

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