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Missed Connection: Poetry of Faith and Family

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When:November 10, 2018 @ 10:15 am - 11:15 am


Brunish Theatre (Hines Warner Wealth Management Stage)
1111 SW Broadway Ave
Portland, Oregon 97205

The complications of family—the ones we are born into and the ones we make ourselves—and of faith of all kinds preoccupy these three poets. Anis Mojgani’s latest collection, In the Pockets of Small Gods, explores what we do with grief and the many kinds of sorrow in surreal, vulnerable yet frank language. Kristen Tracy’s Half-Hazard follows her from a small Mormon farming community out into the forbidden word, full of near misses, would-be tragedies, and luck. Soap for the Dogs, Stacey Tran’s debut collection, teems with images of family and food as she explores history, memory, and time. Moderated by Neil Aitken, author of Babbage’s Dream.

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