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Reading with José Olivarez & Michael Haeflinger

November 17 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Join us for an evening of poetry with José Olivarez and Michael Haeflinger on Sunday, November 17th, at 5pm!

José Olivarez is the son of Mexican immigrants and the author of the book of poems, Citizen Illegal, a finalist for the PEN/ Jean Stein Award and a winner of the 2018 Chicago Review of Books Poetry Prize. It was named a top book of 2018 by NPR and the New York Public Library. In 2018, he was awarded the first annual Author and Artist in Justice Award from the Phillips Brooks House Association. Along with Felicia Chavez and Willie Perdomo, he is co-editing the forthcoming anthology, The BreakBeat Poets Vol. 4: LatiNEXT. He is the recipient of fellowships from CantoMundo, Poets House, the Bronx Council on the Arts, the Poetry Foundation, & the Conversation Literary Festival.  His work has been featured in The New York TimesThe Paris ReviewChicago Magazine & elsewhere.

Originally from the Midwest, Michael Haeflinger is the author of two chapbooks, Love Poem for the Everyday (2011) and The Days Before (2014), both from Dog On A Chain Press. In 2016, he released Let’s Don’t Be Crazy, a spoken word and music album. He is the recipient of the Rutgers-Camden Award for Community Engagement (2013), The Amocat Award for Community Engagement (2017), and a Tacoma Arts Initiative Program Award (2015). He is the Executive Director for Write253, a literary arts organization in Tacoma, WA.

Details

Date:
November 17
Time:
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Venue

Open Books: A Poem Emporium
2414 N. 45th Street
Seattle, 98103 United States
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Phone:
(206) 633-0811
Website:
www.openpoetrybooks.com

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