Oakland, CA – 07/30/2017

DIESEL, A Bookstore in Oakland hosts another installment of Poetry Flash, featuring guest poets Christopher Howell, Joseph Millar and Dorianne Laux.

Saint Paul, MN – 05/30/2017

The President’s budget came out this week and proposed the elimination of the National Endowment of the Arts and other cultural agencies. Minnesota Citizens for the Arts has organized this event to collect stories about the importance of our national leadership in the arts and culture and the impact of the agencies in Minnesota. Rep. Betty McCollum, ranking member of the committee that funds the NEA and cultural agencies, will be present to hear testimony. There will be time for brief public testimony after scheduled presentations by grantees.

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Poetry
By 
Michael Bazzett

Suffused in psychology, uncertainty, and desire, this collection is a darkly humorous and unsparingly honest catechism of the self. Why? these poems ask. Why our cruelty? Why our loneliness? And how do we connect?

Fridley, MN – 06/03/2017

An artist reception will be held in honor of the new exhibit Heart of Place, which features works by artists Laura Andrews and Susan Solomon. During the reception there will be a poetry reading by Katrina Vandenberg and Deborah Keenan.

Chicago, IL – 07/19/2017

Join the Poetry Center of Chicago for readings at Humboldt Park by authors Kathy Fagan and Frank Varela.

Columbus, OH – 06/06/2017

Join Columbus poets Kathy Fagan, Khaty Xiong, and Lesley Jenike for readings from and conversations about poetry. Original performances of material from WCBE's Craft show will round out the evening.

Portland, OR – 06/14/2017

As a part of the Mountain Writers Series, Christopher Howell joins Joseph Millar for the launch of Millar's new poetry collection, Kingdom. A book signing and reception begins at 7 p.m., followed by a poetry reading a 7:30 p.m.

Tim Winton's Island Home: A Call to Arms

Today marks the official U.S. publication of Tim Winton's acclaimed memoir, Island Home. The author of twenty-eight books for adults and children, Winton is known worldwide as one of Australia's most acclaimed novelists. Island Home offers readers a more intimate view of Winton's relationship to his home—to the sea, scrub, and swamp as vital to him as the blood relations of family.

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