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Sally Wen Mao

Sally Wen Mao is the author of a previous poetry collection, Mad Honey Symposium. Her work has won a Pushcart Prize and fellowships at Kundiman, George Washington University, and the New York Public Library Cullman Center. Her most recent book of poems is Oculus.

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November 2019

Look Closer: Poetry and Myth Remaking

November 9 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Portland’5 Winningstad Theatre (Poetry Foundation Stage), 1111 SW Broadway Portland, OR 97205

The characters in these three poetry collections confront different kinds of displacement: from the body, from home, from time. In Oculus, Sally Wen Mao explores exile not just as a matter of distance and displacement, but as a migration through…

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Pop-up: Sally Wen Mao

November 9 @ 12:15 pm - 12:30 pm
Portland Art Museum, 1219 SW Park Ave Portland, OR 97205 United States

Sally Wen Mao pops-up in the Portland Art Museum galleries with her poetry collection, Oculus.  Mao is paired with the artwork Please Participate by Jeppe Hein; found on the first floor of the Modern & Contemporary Art galleries. Please reference…

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