Mountain Writers Series



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February 2018

Maggie Anderson & Judith Barrington
Poetry Reading


7:30 PM, Monday, February 12, 2018
Ford Food & Drink, 2505 SE 11th Avenue, Portland OR 97202
Suggested Donation $5.00



Maggie Anderson is the author of five books of poetry, most recently Dear All (Four Ways Books, 2017). Earlier titles include Windfall: New and Selected Poems, A Space Filled with Moving, Cold Comfort, and Years That Answer. She has co-edited several thematic anthologies, including A Gathering of Poets, a collection of poems read at the 20th anniversary commemoration of the shootings at Kent State University in 1970, as well as Learning by Heart: Contemporary American Poetry about School and After the Bell: Contemporary American Prose about School. Her awards include two fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, fellowships from Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia councils on the arts, and the Ohioana Library Award for contribution to the literary arts in Ohio. The founding director of the Wick Poetry Center and of the Wick Poetry Series of the Kent State University Press, Anderson is professor emerita of English at Kent State University and now lives in Asheville, North Carolina.




Judith Barrington’s fifth collection of poetry, Long Love: New & Selected Poems will be launched on June 12th.  She is also the author of The Conversation (2015), whose title poem was the winner of the Gregory O’Donoghue International poetry award. In 2001 Lifesaving: A Memoir was the winner of the Lambda Book Award and a finalist for the PEN/Martha Albrand Award for the Art of the Memoir. Judith is also the author of the best-selling Writing the Memoir: From Truth to Art and has been a faculty member of the University of Alaska, Anchorage’s MFA Program. She has taught workshops around the U.S. as well as in Britain and Spain and is one of the founders of Soapstone Inc.





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