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September 2019

[Offsite] Children of Grass: B.A. Van Sise’s Portrait of American Poetry

September 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us at the Richard Hugo House as we celebrate the release of Children of Grass, a collection of stunning and surprising portraits of contemporary poets taken by photographer B.A. Van Sise. Poets Rae Armantrout and Joshua Marie Wilkinson will read their work, and photographer B.A. Van Sise will discuss the book.   With this fascinating synthesis of word and image, internationally renowned photographer B.A. Van Sise offers a visually stimulating anthology that will enchant lovers of both poetry and photography. At times whimsical, surreal, challenging, enigmatic,…

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[Offsite]: Spotlight Poetry with Kenji C. Liu & Ching-In Chen

September 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us at the Hugo House for an evening of poetry with poet and graphic designer Kenji C. Liu and community organizer Ching-In Chen!   Kenji C. Liu is author of Monsters I Have Been (Alice James Books, 2019) and Map of an Onion, national winner of the 2015 Hillary Gravendyk Poetry Prize (Inlandia Institute). His poetry has appeared in American Poetry Review, Poetry Northwest, Gulf Coast, Apogee, and elsewhere, including two chapbooks, Craters: A Field Guide (2017) and You Left Without Your Shoes(2009). An alumnus of Kundiman, VONA/Voices, the Djerassi Resident Artist Program, and the…

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