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          Bigfoot Regional Poetry Slam (Prelims)
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          Bigfoot Regional Poetry Slam (Prelims)
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Robert Kolker

Robert Kolker is the author of Hidden Valley Road, an instant #1 New York Times nonfiction best-seller and official selection of Oprah’s Book Club. His previous book, Lost Girls, was also a New York Times best-seller and one of the Times‘s 100 Notable Books of 2013, as well as one of Publisher’s Weekly’s Top Ten Books of the Year, one of Time’s best true crime books ever, and one of Slate’s best nonfiction books of the last 25 years. Kolker’s journalism has appeared in New York Magazine, The New York Times MagazineBloomberg BusinessweekWired, GQ, O Magazine, and The Marshall Project. He is a National Magazine Award finalist and a recipient of the 2011 Harry Frank Guggenheim Award for Excellence in Criminal Justice Reporting from the John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York.


Purchase Hidden Valley Road from Annie Bloom’s Books, one of our Portland-based, independent bookstore partners HERE.

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