A celebration of World’d Too Much: The Selected Poetry of Russell Atkins, published by the Cleveland State University Poetry Center. Readers: Ali Black, Leila Chatti, Daniel Gray-Kontar, Siaara Freeman, Janice A. Lowe, Robert E. McDonough, Phil Metres, Julie Patton, Arcey Harton, and Kevin Prufer.
With Camille Dungy, Geffrey Davis, Erika Meitner, Keetje Kuipers, Alix Ohlin, Nancy Lee, David Hernandez, and Ed Skoog’s bluegrass band The Hill Williams. Along with musical and literary performances, your ticket includes wine, a selection of some of the most innovative food that Portland has to offer, a mini-broadside, and really good company. Beer and signature cocktails available to purchase.
With Ada Limón, Nick Flynn, and Sam Ross. B110-112, Oregon Convention Center, Level 1.
With Malachi Black, Traci Brimhall, Randall Mann, Marcus Wicker, Kaveh Akbar, Edgar Kunz, Natalie Shapero, Maggie Smith, Gabrielle Bates, Tiana Clark, Diane Seuss, William Archila, Jennifer Kwon Dobbs, Amorak Huey, Justin Wymer, Destiny Birdsong, F Douglas Brown, Tyler Mills, Susannah Nevison, Meghann Plunkett, David Welch, Dorothy Chan, Brandon Courtney, Luiza Flynn-Goodlett, and Carlos Price-Sanchez.
A roundtable discussion among faculty and MFA students about the impact of Rankine's Citizen in the field of literature, as well as its inspiration for their own creative work. Subjects of discussion will include the unique genre of the work, Rankine's poetic craft, and Citizen's influence upon a new generation of poets.