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Pop-up: The Rumpus presents Kaveh Akbar, Melissa Febos, & Sarah Manguso

Sat, Nov 11, 2017 from 3:00 pm - 3:15 pm PST
1219 SW Park Ave Portland, OR 97205

Contributors to The Rumpus and Wordstock: Portland’s Book Festival presenting authors, Kaveh Akbar, Melissa Febos, and Sarah Manguso, join forces for a pop-up reading in the Portland Art Museum Galleries. 

This group is paired with Gnomes Bowling 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.

Kaveh Akbar

Kaveh Akbar’s second full-length volume of poetry, Pilgrim Bell, was published by Graywolf in August 2021. His debut, Calling a Wolf a Wolf, is out now with Alice James in the US and Penguin in the UK. He is also the author of the chapbook, Portrait of the Alcoholic, published in 2016 by Sibling Rivalry Press. In 2022, Penguin Classics will publish a new anthology edited by Kaveh: The Penguin Book of Spiritual Verse: 100 Poets on the Divine. His poems appear in the New YorkerNew York Times, Paris Review, Best American Poetry, and elsewhere. In 2020 Kaveh was named Poetry Editor of The Nation. The recipient of honors including multiple Pushcart Prizes, a Civitella Ranieri Foundation Fellowship, and the Levis Reading Prize, Kaveh was born in Tehran, Iran, and teaches at Purdue University and in the low-residency MFA programs at Randolph College and Warren Wilson.
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Melissa Febos

Melissa Febos is the author of the memoir Whip Smart and two essay collections: Abandon Me, a LAMBDA Literary Award finalist and Publishing Triangle Award finalist, and Girlhood, a national bestseller. Catapult will publish a collection of her craft essays, Body Work, on March 15, 2022. A recipient of the Jeanne Córdova Nonfiction Award from LAMBDA Literary and of fellowships from MacDowell, Bread Loaf, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, The BAU Institute at The Camargo Foundation, Vermont Studio Center, The Barbara Deming Foundation, and others; her essays have appeared in the Paris Review, The Believer, McSweeney’s Quarterly, Granta, The Yale Review, Tin House, The Sun, and the New York Times Magazine. She is an associate professor at the University of Iowa, where she teaches in the Nonfiction Writing Program.
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Sarah Manguso

Sarah Manguso is the author of seven books including Ongoingness, The Guardians, The Two Kinds of Decay and, most recently, 300 Arguments. She lives in California.
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