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November 2019

Look Closer: Poetry and Myth Remaking


November 9 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Portland’5 Winningstad Theatre (Poetry Foundation Stage), 1111 SW Broadway Portland, OR 97205

The characters in these three poetry collections confront different kinds of displacement: from the body, from home, from time. In Oculus, Sally Wen Mao explores exile not just as a matter of distance and displacement, but as a migration through…

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NBF Presents: A Morning with the National Book Awards


November 9 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
First Congregational United Church of Christ (Joan Cirillo & Roger Cooke Stage), 1126 SW Park Ave Portland, OR 97205 United States

Two weeks before the 70th Annual National Book Awards, join the National Book Foundation at the Portland Book Festival for the final preview event featuring 2019 Awards Finalists and Longlisters Laurie Halse Anderson (SHOUT, Young People’s Literature), Kali Fajardo-Anstine (Sabrina…

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Pop-up: Armin Tolentino


November 9 @ 11:15 am - 11:30 am
Portland Art Museum, 1219 SW Park Ave Portland, OR 97205 United States

Armin Tolentino pops-up in the Portland Art Museum galleries with his poetry collection, We Meant to Bring it Home Alive.  Tolentino is paired with the artwork Storage Jar with Design of Two Dragons Chasing Flaming Pearls by Unknown Artist; found…

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Frontiers: Reconsidering the American West


November 9 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Portland Art Museum, Miller Gallery (Mark & Ann Edlen Family Stage), 1119 SW Park Ave Portland, OR 97205 United States

New perspectives on the stories and characters that have shaped and are still definiing the American West. Jake Skeets’s debut poetry collection, Eyes Bottle Dark with a Mouthful of Flowers, is an unflinching portrait of the actual West, and a fierce…

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Astro Poets: Your Guide to the Zodiac


November 9 @ 11:45 am - 12:45 pm
Portland’5 Winningstad Theatre (Poetry Foundation Stage), 1111 SW Broadway Portland, OR 97205

A conversation with Mindy Nettiffee (Open Your Mouth Like a Bell) and the online phenomenon the Astro Poets (@poetastrologers), Alex Dimitrov and Dorothea Lasky, who have written the first great astrology primer of the 21st century. Full of insight, advice…

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Reckoning: Memoir of Trauma and Resilience


November 9 @ 11:45 am - 12:45 pm
First Congregational United Church of Christ (Joan Cirillo & Roger Cooke Stage), 1126 SW Park Ave Portland, OR 97205 United States

Three memoirs about coming of age as a writer that question how to be in your body in the world—and in your own mind; the repercussions of physical and psychological trauma; the impact of the place you came from on…

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Pop-up: Stephen O’Donnell, Gigi Little, & Laura Stanfill


November 9 @ 11:45 am - 12:00 pm
Portland Art Museum, 1219 SW Park Ave Portland, OR 97205 United States

Portland fine artist, Stephen O'Donnell, pops-up in the Portland Art Museum galleries--along with Gigi Little and Laura Stanfill-- to share the art book collection, The Untold Gaze.  This group is paired with the artwork Portrait of a Lady by François Boucher;…

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Aftermath: Poetry Confronts Politics


November 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Portland’5 Brunish Theatre, 1111 SW Broadway Ave Portland, Oregon 97205 United States

Three new poetry collections that confront our modern times by looking at once to the past and to the future, of the world, nation, and the self. A rejection of imposed identity and reclamation of self; imagining a heartbreaking, terrifying…

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Pop-up: Paisley Rekdal


November 9 @ 12:15 pm - 12:30 pm
Portland Art Museum, 1219 SW Park Ave Portland, OR 97205 United States

Paisley Rekdal pops-up in the Portland Art Museum galleries with her poetry collection, Nightingale.  Rekdal is paired with the artwork Mercury and Herse by Thomas Blanchet; found in the European Art Gallery, on the 2nd floor of the Portland Art…

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Pop-up: Sally Wen Mao


November 9 @ 12:15 pm - 12:30 pm
Portland Art Museum, 1219 SW Park Ave Portland, OR 97205 United States

Sally Wen Mao pops-up in the Portland Art Museum galleries with her poetry collection, Oculus.  Mao is paired with the artwork Please Participate by Jeppe Hein; found on the first floor of the Modern & Contemporary Art galleries. Please reference…

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Pop-up: Kim Stafford


With: Kim Stafford
November 9 @ 1:15 pm - 1:30 pm
Portland Art Museum, 1219 SW Park Ave Portland, OR 97205 United States

Kim Stafford pops-up in the Portland Art Museum galleries with his latest poetry collection, Wild Honey, Tough Salt.  Stafford is paired with the artwork Mount Hood by Albert Bierstadt; found in the American Art Gallery, on the 2nd floor of…

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Ordinary Life: Exploring the Spaces Between


November 9 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Portland’5 Winningstad Theatre (Poetry Foundation Stage), 1111 SW Broadway Portland, OR 97205

Three books that find the extraordinary in the ordinary. Award-winning poet Michael Dickman’s new collection, Days & Days, is an exhilarating and far-ranging mediation on days and how we live in them in the twenty-first century. Pulitzer finalist Karen Russell’s…

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Pop-up: Morgan Parker


November 9 @ 2:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Portland Art Museum, 1219 SW Park Ave Portland, OR 97205 United States

Morgan Parker pops-up in the Portland Art Museum galleries. Parker is presenting two new books at the 2019 festival: her debut YA novel, Who Put This Song On?, and her newest poetry collection, Magical Negro. Parker is paired with the…

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Pop-up: Incite: Queer Writers Read presents Emme Lund, Pamela K. Santos, & Adam Swanson


November 9 @ 2:15 pm - 2:30 pm
Portland Art Museum, 1219 SW Park Ave Portland, OR 97205 United States

Portland-area writers Emme Lund, Pamela K. Santos, and Adam Swanson read from their personal works. This pop-up is presented in collaboration with Incite: Queer Writers Read.  This group is paired with Portrait of Infanta María Ana de Austria by Felipe Diriksen;…

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Pop-up: The Rumpus presents Kristen Arnett, Jake Skeets, & Malcolm Tariq


November 9 @ 2:30 pm - 2:45 pm
Portland Art Museum, 1219 SW Park Ave Portland, OR 97205 United States

Portland Book Festival presenting authors Kristen Arnett, Jake Skeets, and Malcolm Tariq join forces for a pop-up reading in the Portland Art Museum Galleries. This pop-up is presented in collaboration with The Rumpus.  The group is paired with Medium by…

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Three Poets Laureate: A Conversation


November 9 @ 2:45 pm - 3:15 pm
Portland Parks Foundation Tent (Josie G. Mendoza & Hugh Mackworth Stage), 1010 SW Park Ave Portland, 97205 United States

A discussion of the importance of writing and reading poetry and the role of a poet laureate with three poets laureate. A conversation between Tina Chang, poet laureate of Brooklyn and author of the new collection Hybrida; Paisley Rekdal, poet…

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Pop-up: The Astro Poets


November 9 @ 2:45 pm - 3:00 pm
Portland Art Museum, 1219 SW Park Ave Portland, OR 97205 United States

Dorothea Lasky and Alex Dimitrov, aka the Astro Poets, pop-up in the Portland Art Museum galleries with their new book, Astro Poets: Your Guides to the Zodiac.   Lasky and Dimitrov are paired with the artwork Mystic Slate by Tony…

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Pop-up: Jericho Brown


November 9 @ 3:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Portland Art Museum, 1219 SW Park Ave Portland, OR 97205 United States

Jericho Brown pops-up in the Portland Art Museum galleries with his new poetry collection, The Tradition.  Brown is paired with the artwork Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Turn Us Around by Hank Willis Thomas; found in the Hank Willis Thomas special…

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Live Through This: Heartbreak, Hope, & Humor


November 9 @ 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
Portland’5 Winningstad Theatre (Poetry Foundation Stage), 1111 SW Broadway Portland, OR 97205

These three books at once tender and unsentimental, heartbreaking and humorous. Exploring grief, love, and identity, you’ll cry till you laugh and laugh till you cry. Kristen Arnett’s debut novel, Mostly Dead Things, finds Jessa grieving for her father while…

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Pop-up: YesYes Books presents Matt Hart & KMA Sullivan


November 9 @ 3:30 pm - 3:45 pm
Portland Art Museum, 1219 SW Park Ave Portland, OR 97205 United States

KMA Sullivan, publisher at YesYes Books and author of the new collection Inclined to Riot, pops-up in the Portland Art Museum galleries with poet Matt Hart, whose poetry collection, Everything Breaking / For Good is out from YesYes Books this…

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Pop-up: YesYes Books presents Diannely Antigua & Brandon Courtney


November 9 @ 3:45 pm - 4:00 pm
Portland Art Museum, 1219 SW Park Ave Portland, OR 97205 United States

Poets Diannely Antigua (Ugly Music) and Brandon Courtney (This, Sisyphus), pop-up in the Portland Art Museum galleries with their poetry collections, out from YesYes Books this year.  Antigua and Courtney are paired with the artwork Allegory of Poetry by Jean François…

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Dangerous Love: Desire & Obsession


November 9 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Portland’5 Winningstad Theatre (Poetry Foundation Stage), 1111 SW Broadway Portland, OR 97205

These poets confront the trauma of the past—the personal past and the shared past—while celebrating desire and love. Ugly Music, the debut collection from Diannely Antigua, explores reality, dream, trauma, and obsession, and how to create an identity informed by…

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Indivisible: Politics & Protest


November 9 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Portland’5 Brunish Theatre, 1111 SW Broadway Ave Portland, Oregon 97205 United States

Three poets offer personal perspectives on the state of the nation. In Hybrida, Tina Chang confronts the complexities of raising a mixed-race child during an era of political upheaval in the United States, ruminating on the relationship between her son’s…

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