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John Freeman

John Freeman is an American writer and literary critic. A graduate of Swarthmore College, Freeman is the editor of Freeman’s, a literary biannual, and author of two books of nonfiction, The Tyranny of E-mail and How to Read a Novelist. He has also edited two anthologies of writing on inequality, Tales of Two Cities and Tales of Two Americas. His most recent work is Maps, his debut book of poetry. The former editor of Granta, he lives in New York, where he teaches at The New School and is writer-in-residence at New York University. The executive editor at LitHub, he has published poems in Zyzzyva, The New Yorker, The Paris Review, and The Nation. His work has been translated into more than twenty languages.

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November 2017

Border Crossing: Poetry and Place


November 11 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Brunish Theatre, 1111 SW Broadway Ave Portland, Oregon 97205 United States

Poetry, as a form, can exploit and explode literary boundaries; and these poets explore borders of all kinds in their work: the political boundaries between countries, the space between the world we know and the unknown, the edges of language—and…

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Innocence Lost: Maile Meloy and Claire Messud in Conversation


November 11 @ 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
First Congregational United Church of Christ, 1126 SW Park Ave Portland, OR 97205 United States

Two best-selling authors discuss their new books, psychological mysteries where children go missing and painful truths are revealed in crisis, exploring the spaces between childhood innocence and the hard realities of adulthood. In Maile Meloy’s Do Not Become Alarmed, the…

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