January 19, 2014
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
3723 SE Hawthorne Blvd.
Open to the Public: Yes
Event Host(s): Powell's Books
Featured Guest(s): Paulann Petersen,Tim Gillespie, Dan Skach-Mills, Kim Stafford, Doug Stone, and Mark Thalman
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A wonderful new book will make its way into the world: A Ritual to Read To Each Other: Poems in Conversation with William Stafford.
A Ritual to Read To Each Other: Poems in Conversation with William Stafford offers a unique blend of content: poems about/inspired by Stafford, as well as poems that offer a unique layer of conversation with certain Stafford poems and/or themes. The collection includes a detailed study guide for community and academic writing groups, inviting readers to engage with Stafford’s poems and biography on a deeper level.
To help introduce this book to the world, Oregon Poet Laureate Paulann Petersen will join five marvelous regional writers who have poems in the book. Tim Gillespie, Dan Skach-Mills, Kim Stafford, Doug Stone, Mark Thalman, and Petersen will each read his or her contributions to the anthology and talk briefly about Bill Stafford’s influence on us as writers.
Copies of the book will be available for purchase.
Woodley Press in Kansas is publishing A Ritual to Read To Each Other: Poems in Conversation with William Stafford as part of the Stafford Centennial. This launch at Powell’s will surely be one of the best of the Centennial gatherings.