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David Biespiel

David Biespiel is a poet, critic, memoirist, and contributing to writer to American Poetry ReviewNew Republic, the New York TimesPoetryPoliticoThe Rumpus, and Slate. He is poet-in-residence at Oregon State University, faculty member in the Rainier Writers Workshop, and president of the Attic Institute of Arts and Letters. He has received NEA and Lannan fellowships and was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Balakian Award. His most recent book is Republic Café. He has also written The Education of a Young Poet, and three books in the Pacific Northwest Poetry Series: Wild CivilityThe Book of Men and Women, and Charming Gardeners.

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November 2019

Aftermath: Poetry Confronts Politics


November 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Portland’5 Brunish Theatre, 1111 SW Broadway Ave Portland, Oregon 97205 United States

Three new poetry collections that confront our modern times by looking at once to the past and to the future, of the world, nation, and the self. A rejection of imposed identity and reclamation of self; imagining a heartbreaking, terrifying…

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