Posted February 9, 2018.

A Reading by Emmett Wheatfall – February 14, 2018

OPA members who attended last fall’s conference in Portland will have fond memories of Emmett Wheatfall and his electrifying presentation: “Can Poets Change the World?”

Don’t miss this chance to see Emmett again!

A reading by Emmett Wheatfall

7 p.m. Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Ledding Library Pond House, 2215 SE Harrison St.

The Milwaukie Poetry Series Committee and the Ledding Library of Milwaukie are delighted to continue the Eleventh Season of the Milwaukie Poetry Series with a reading by Emmett Wheatfall on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at 7 p.m. in the Pond House at 2215 SE Harrison St. in Milwaukie adjacent to the Ledding Library.

Emmett Wheatfall lives in Portland, Oregon where he reads, writes and performs Poetry. Emmett has published five books of poetry. They are He Sees Things (2010), We Think We Know (2011), The Meaning of Me (2012), Bread Widow (2013), and his first hardback collection titled Fragments (2015). Emmett has written four chapbooks under the titles Queen of the Nile, I Too AM A Slave, The Majestic, and Midnight in Madrid. His poems have been published in online journals and periodicals.

He has released one non-lyrical CD titled I Speak and three lyrical poetry CDs. When I Was Young (2010) is a thematic CD that speaks to love, hope, betrayal and fidelity addressed in various social and cultural contexts. I Loved You Once (2011) contains poetry writing set to jazz, blues, and pop musical influences. Them Poetry Blues (2013) features some of Oregon’s most talented jazz and blues musicians. His latest release is titled Welcome Home (2017) featuring musical compositions by Portland pianist Mr. James (Jim) Blackburn, narration by Lynn Darroch with spoken-word written and recited by him.

Emmett has performed lyrical poetry in local jazz venues such as Ivories Jazz Lounge and Restaurant, Tony Starlight’s Supper Club and Lounge, Backspace Café (formerly), Portland’s fabulous Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall and many venues around the Portland area.

Read one of Emmett’s poems, learn more about the series’ poets and watch videos of past readings at:

The Pond House is a delightful setting and easy to reach. It is located at SE Harrison St. and SE 23rd Ave. in Milwaukie. From SE McLoughlin Blvd. turn east at the light onto SE Harrison St and go four blocks east to 2215 SE Harrison St., Milwaukie, OR 97222. Parking is available at the library and on-street.

For information about the readings, please contact the Series Coordinator, Tom Hogan, at 503.819.8367 or or Ledding Library of Milwaukie Reference Librarian, Sarah Roller at 503.786.7580 or Thank you all for your support!

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