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Breaking Poetry Pattern: Experimenting with Form in Poetry

Sat, Nov 5, 2016 from 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
1111 SW Broadway Ave Portland, Oregon 97205

Three poets breaking new ground in poetic forms discuss their work: Tyehimba Jess, Olio; Anna MoschovakisThey and We Will Get into Trouble for This; and Sun Yung Shin, Unbearable Splendor. Moderated by David Biespiel (A Long High Whistle). Presented with the support of the Poetry Foundation.

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Tyehimba Jess

Tyehimba Jess is the author of Leadbelly and OlioLeadbelly was a winner of the 2004 National Poetry Series. The Library Journal and Black Issues Book Review both named it one of the “Best Poetry Books of 2005.” Olio, published in 2016, has been called "encyclopedic, ingenious, and abundant..." by Publishers Weekly, and "a daring collection, which blends forthright, musically acute language with portraiture" by Library Journal. A Cave Canem and NYU Alumni, Tyehimba received a 2004 Literature Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts and was a 2004-2005 Winter Fellow at the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center. Tyehimba is also a veteran of the 2000 and 2001 Green Mill Poetry Slam Team, and won a 2000–2001 Illinois Arts Council Fellowship in Poetry, the 2001 Chicago Sun-Times Poetry Award, and a 2006 Whiting Fellowship. He exhibited his poetry at the 2011 TedX Nashville Conference. Tyehimba is the Poetry and Fiction Editor of African American Review, a faculty member at Pacific University MFA program, and an associate professor of English at College of Staten Island.
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Anna Moschovakis

Anna Moschovakis lives and works in the Catskill Mountains and in New York City.
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Sun Yung Shin

Sun Yung Shin is the author of Unbearable Splendor, Rough, and Savage and Skirt Full of Black; editor of A Good Time for the Truth: Race in Minnesota; co-editor of Outsiders Within: Writing on Transracial Adoption; and author of children's book Cooper's Lesson.
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