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Pop-up: Chelsea Biondolillo

Sat, Nov 9, 2019 from 1:30 pm - 1:45 pm PST
1219 SW Park Ave Portland, OR 97205

Chelsea Biondolillo pops-up in the Portland Art Museum galleries with her essay collection, The Skinned Bird

Biondolillo is paired with the artwork FamilyTreePiles by Nan Curtis; found in the Northwest Art Gallery, on the 4th floor of the Portland Art Museum. Please reference the Portland Art Museum Map to find this location.


Literary Nonfiction. Women’s Studies. From award-winning essayist Chelsea Biondolillo, The Skinned Bird is about all the ways we break our own hearts. In lyric, fragmented essays—full of geological, ornithological and photographic interventions, with landscapes, loss, and longing—Biondolillo travels the terrain of leaving and finding home while keeping her sights fixed firm on the natural world around her. Includes “How to Skin a Bird,” winner of the Carter Prize for the Essay, and the Best American Essays 2014 notable, “Phrenology.”

Chelsea Biondolillo

Chelsea Biondolillo is the author of The Skinned Bird: Essays and two prose chapbooks, Ologies and #Lovesong. She is a 2019 Oregon Literary fellow in nonfiction and holds a BFA in photography from the Pacific NW College of Art and an MFA in creative writing and environmental studies from the University of Wyoming. Her essays have been collected in Best American Science and Nature Writing, Waveform: Twenty-first Century Essays by Women, How We Speak to One Another: an Essay Daily Reader, and others. She lives outside of Portland, Oregon, with her partner, one dog, and one cat.
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