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Frontiers: Reconsidering the American West

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When:November 9, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm


Portland Art Museum, Miller Gallery (Mark & Ann Edlen Family Stage)
1119 SW Park Ave
Portland, OR 97205

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 reclamation of a living place—full of beauty as well as brutality. A landscaped scarred by violence, but startlingly lush. An unforgettable human drama set against the rough-knuckled frontier, David Wolman and Julian Smith’s Aloha Rodeo unspools the fascinating and little-known true story of the Hawaiian cowboys, or paniolo, whose 1908 adventure upended the conventional history of the American West. Moderated by Justin St. Germain, author of Son of a Gun.

Advance Portland Book Festival passes available now.