Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Oregon Poets Read from New Anthology

Please join us tonight at 7 pm as we celebrate the publication of a wonderful new -- and deliciously large! -- poetry anthology featuring 250 poets (and 450 poems) from eleven western states: New Poets of the American West. Tonight's event will be hosted by our friend Penelope Scambly Schott (who will also be reading at the store next Tuesday from her new book Crow Mercies, published by Calyx Press). Other Oregonians reading from their contributions to this new book will be Ellen Waterson, Michele Glazer, Joy McDowell, Ingrid Wendt, Lisa Steinman, David Axelrod, Harold, and Jenny Root.

New Poets of the American West is edited by Lowell Jaeger and published by Many Voices Press. Lowell teaches creative writing at Flathead Valley Community College in Kalispell, Montana, and is the founding editor of Many Voices Press, which is run by an all-volunteer staff as a nonprofit entity of FVCC. Lowell has published four books of poems, the most recent of which is WE, published in 2010 by Main Street Rag Publishing.

Some of the other poets represented in this new anthology are Sherman Alexi, Leslie Marmon Silk, Jim Harrison, Kay Ryan, Judy Blunt, Matthew Dickman, Carlos Reyes, and Kim Stafford. The book includes poems in English, Spanish, Navajo, Salish, Assiniboin, and Dakota languages.

Tonight's event is the first of three fun-filled evenings at the store this week -- we hope you'll be able to join us for some or all of them!

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