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Matthew Rohrer: Bagley Wright Lecture Series

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When:May 19 @ 7:00 pm

Where:

Literary Arts
925 SW Washington Street
Portland, OR 97205

Cost:Free

A dramatic performance of Matthew Rohrer’s forthcoming book, The Others (Wave Books, 2017), featuring guest readers Patricia No and John Beer.  

Matthew Rohrer is also the author go Surrounded by Friends (Wave Books, 2015), Destroyer and Preserver (Wave Books, 2011), A Plate of Chicken (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2009), Rise Up (Wave Books, 2007) and A Green Light (Verse Press, 2004), which was shortlisted for the 2005 Griffin Poetry Prize. He is also the author of Satellite (Verse Press, 2001), and co-author, with Joshua Beckman, of Nice Hat. Thanks. (Verse Press, 2002). He has appeared on NPR’s All Things Considered and The Next Big Thing. His first book, A Hummock in the Malookas was selected for the National Poetry Series by Mary Oliver in 1994. He lives in Brooklyn, New York, and teaches at NYU.

The Bagley Wright Lecture Series  on Poetry is a nonprofit that provides leading poets with the opportunity to explore in-depth their own thinking on the subject of poetry and poetics, and through financial and logistical support, to arrange for the delivery of several lectures that result from these investigations. Charlie Wright, Publisher of Wave Books, established the BWLS in memory of his late father, the businessman and philanthropist Bagley Wright. The Series is directed by Charlie Wright and Wave Books editor Matthew Zapruder. Lectures are delivered publicly in partnership with institutions nationwide.