In these failing times is the premier collection of Seattle-based poet, Lynne Ellis. Through the written word, she discusses the intersections of privilege and disparity in the context of a rapidly growing city—both creating lives and breaking them down. She asks of us and of herself the important question privilege should carry with itself inherently, “what can I do?”. Ellis masterfully captures the city and her place within it, bringing vibrant and visceral imagery to each page. Now an updated chapbook!!