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Pop-up: Elyse Fenton

Sat, Nov 11, 2017 from 4:30 pm - 4:45 pm PST
1219 SW Park Ave Portland, OR 97205

Portland writer, Elyse Fenton, shares her most recent book of poetry, Sweet Insurgent, with a pop-up in the Portland Art Museum galleries.

Fenton is paired with Marines Landing on the Beach by N.C. Wyeth; found in the Wyeth family exhibit, floor 2, gallery 209. Please reference the Portland Art Museum Map to find this location.

Poetry. Women’s Studies. Elyse Fenton’s follow-up to her critically acclaimed first book furthers the great themes of women in wartime. From intimate meditations on birthing, motherhood, and parenting in a time of war, to its explorations of the frank and grave matters surrounding a life lived while a lover is off fighting a war, these lush poems of the human interior always put themselves in harm’s way, for there the poet finds the truest meanings. Sweet Insurgent, winner of the Alice Fay di Castagnola Prize, is a book of vivid and crushing lyric poems, each one landing like a mortar to the earth.

Elyse Fenton

Elyse Fenton is the author of the poetry collections, Clamor, winner of the 2010 Dylan Thomas Prize and the Bob Bush Memorial Award, and Sweet Insurgent (Saturnalia 2017), winner of the Alice Fay di Castagnola Prize. Her work has been published in The New York TimesBest New PoetsAmerican Poetry ReviewPleiades, Brain, Child, and Prairie Schooner, and has been featured on NPR’s All Things Considered and PRI’s The World. She has worked in the woods, on farms and in schools in Texas, New England, Mongolia, and the Pacific Northwest and lives with her family in Portland, Oregon, where she is at work on a novel.
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