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Reading with Martha Silano, Emily Chenoweth, and Wendy Willis

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When:April 27, 2014 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Literary Arts
925 SW Washington Street
Portland, OR 97205


Seattle poet Martha Silano will be joined by two Portland writers for reading and conversation @LiteraryArts, 925 SW Washington Street.

Martha Silano is the author of four books of poetry: What the Truth Tastes Like, Blue Positive, Saturnalia Books Prize Winner The Little Office of the Immaculate Conception, and Reckless Lovely (2014). Her poems have appeared in Paris Review, North American Review, Ploughshares, Kenyon Review Online, Prairie Schooner, The Cincinnati Review, AGNI, and in over two dozen print anthologies.

Emily Chenoweth  is the author of the novel Hello Goodbye, which was a finalist for the Oregon Book Award and was named one of the top ten Northwest books of 2009 by The Oregonian.  A former English teacher and fiction editor at Publishers Weekly, Emily’s work has appeared in Tin House, Plazm, Bookforum and elsewhere. She teaches classes in novel writing for Literary Arts.

Wendy Willis’ first book of poems, Blood Sisters of the Republic, appeared from Press 53 in 2012. Her works has appeared in ZYZZYVA, The Rumpus, Poetry Northwest, Clackamas Literary Review, Bellingham Review, and elsewhere.  She is an Associate Fellow in Poetry at the Attic Institute in Portland. In addition to her poetry career, Wendy is the Executive Director of the Policy Consensus Initiative and the Director of Civic Engagement at the National Policy Consensus Center at Portland State University.