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Look Closer: Poetry and Myth Remaking

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When:November 9, 2019 @ 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 time and a reckoning with technology. Nightingale, by Utah poet laureate Paisley Rekdal, radically rewrites and contemporizes many of the myths central to Ovid’s epic, The Metamorphoses. With moderator Dao Strom (The Gentle Order of Girls and Boys).

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