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Fishtrap and Literary Arts are pleased to present a special reading with two 2018 Oregon Book Awards finalists, Ed Skoog and Matthew Robinson on Friday, October 12, 2018.
Each year, the Oregon Book Awards Author Tour brings authors to communities around the state for readings, workshops, and classroom visits.
Ed Skoog will also be appearing on Thursday, October 11, 2018 for the publication party for the new issue of Oregon East in Ackerman 208, the Alumni Room, at 7:00 p.m. on the Eastern Oregon University campus. The Gala is free and open to all.
Matthew Robinson will also be teaching a free workshop in Enterprise on Saturday, October 13.
Poet Ed Skoog is the author of Mister Skylight, Rough Day, and the forthcoming Travelers Leaving for the City, all published by Copper Canyon Press. His poems have appeared in Harper’s, the New York Times, Poetry, Paris Review, and Best American Poetry. Skoog’s third poetry collection, Run the Red Lights was a 2018 Oregon Book Awards finalist and “… is full of startling, ordinary, otherworldly and Earthly moments. This is an important collection by one of our most interesting poets.” – Laura Kasischke, Oregon Book Awards judge
Matthew Robinson holds an MFA from Portland State University, is co-editor of the online literary journal The Gravity of the Thing, and is an Oregon Literary Fellowship recipient. Robinson served six years in the Oregon Army National Guard, deploying to Baghdad, Iraq, in 2004. His book The Horse Latitudes was a 2018 Oregon Book Awards finalist and according to Oregon Book Awards judge Justin Tussing, “An interlocking collection of modern war stories reminiscent of The Things They Carried in its fearless questioning of truth and storytelling. Matthew Robinson’s prose is both austere and affecting.”