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November 2020

Monday

Nov 9

Hafizah Geter and Justin Phillip Reed
Poetry Portland Book Festival

Between Worlds: Hafizah Geter & Justin Phillip Reed

Mon, November 9 from 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm PST

Poetry that explores displacement, violence, myth and memory, this discussion features two of the year's most anticipated new collections.

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Monday

Nov 9

Naomi Shihab Nye and Susan Leslie Moore
Middle Grade Poetry Portland Book Festival

Everything Comes Next: Naomi Shihab Nye & Susan Leslie Moore

Mon, November 9 from 3:30 pm - 4:15 pm PST

Naomi Shihab Nye, the current Young People's Poet Laureate, discusses her new book, which collects her most popular and accessible poems from the past forty years.

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Wednesday

Nov 11

Aimee Nezhukumatathil, Kawai Strong Washburn, and John Freeman
Fiction Nonfiction Poetry Portland Book Festival

Tales of Two Planets: Aimee Nezhukumatathil, Kawai Strong Washburn, & John Freeman

Wed, November 11 from 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm PST

A cross-genre discussion of environmental justice and the inseparableness of the climate crisis and economic inequality.

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Thursday

Nov 12

Nate Marshall and Jennifer Perrine
Poetry Portland Book Festival

Re:Definition: Nate Marshall & Jennifer Perrine

Thu, November 12 from 12:30 pm - 1:15 pm PST

These poetry collections are explicitly concerned with language—vernacular, riffing, reclamation—and the ways words shape our collective American cultural consciousness. Moderated by Anis Mojgani.

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Friday

Nov 13

Fiction Poetry Portland Book Festival Young Adult

Black Talk, Black Feeling with The Believer

Fri, November 13 from 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm PST

A series is intended to connect this critical moment to others in the past, establishing a link between the conversations folks are having now with the discussions that have been ongoing in Black writing communities.

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Monday

Nov 16

Poetry Portland Book Festival

Postcolonial Love Poem: Natalie Diaz & Live Wire Radio

Mon, November 16 from 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm PST

Natalie Diaz’s brilliant second collection demands that every body carried in its pages—bodies of language, land, rivers, suffering brothers, enemies, and lovers—be touched and held as beloveds.

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Monday

Nov 16

Poetry Portland Book Festival

West x Midwest: Claudia Rankine and Jericho Brown

Mon, November 16 from 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm PST

Presented in collaboration with Black Mountain Institute, Literary Arts, The Loft's Wordplay, and Wisconsin Book Festival.

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Tuesday

Nov 17

Poetry Portland Book Festival

Dearly: Margaret Atwood & Karen Russell

Tue, November 17 from 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm PST

In Margaret Atwood’s first collection of poetry in over a decade, she addresses themes such as love, loss, the passage of time, the nature of nature and... zombies. Pre-order from Powell's to attend.

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