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Poets on Broadway: Forrest Gander & Joe Wilkins
Literary Arts and Portland’5 Centers for the Arts are partnering to present Poets on Broadway – a free poetry series hosted by Portland’5. All readings are free and open to the public and take place on Mondays beginning at 7:30pm in the Antoinette Hatfield Hall Rotunda. Each evening’s readings will feature national and local poets as well as local high school students.
Forrest Gander is a writer, translator, and editor of several anthologies of writing from Spain and Mexico. His 2011 poetry collection Core Samples from the World (New Directions) was a finalist for both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award. His other books include two novels, the poetry collections Eye Against Eye, Torn Awake, Science & Steepleflower; and the essay collection Faithful Existence: Reading, Memory & Transcendence. He is the recipient of fellowships from the Library of Congress, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Guggenheim, Howard, United States Artists, and Whiting Foundations.
Joe Wilkins is the 2017 Oregon Book Award winner of the Stafford/Hill prize in poetry for his book, When We Were Birds (University of Arkansas Press, 2016), part of the Millers Williams Poetry Prize Series, edited by Billy Collins. He is the author of two other poetry collections, several nonfiction books and a memoir, The Mountain and the Fathers (Counterpoint, 2013). His essays, poems, and stories have appeared in a host of magazines and literary journals, including The Georgia Review, The Southern Review, Harvard Review, Orion, The Sun, The Utne Reader and Slate. He teaches at Linfield College in McMinnville.