Kenneth O. Hanson (1922-2002), an Idaho native who became part of the Theodore Roethke circle at University of Washington, with other poets Carolyn Kizer, David Wagoner, Richard Hugo. Hanson was in Asian studies in Seattle and with the US Army. His collections were published by University of Washington, Wesleyan University Press, and Breitenbush. His translations of Han Yu appeared in Sunflower Splendor and Growing Old Alive. He was a long-time instructor of humanities at Reed College, Hanson became fascinated by Greece, its people and ancient philosophers. He retired to Athens and died there.
Hanson’s poems will be presented by Erik Muller, a poet for sixty years, most of them lived in Oregon. Muller has been engaged in local poetry as an editor, publisher, essayist and self-published poet. He has edited Fireweed: Poetry of Western Oregon and Traprock Books. Durable Goods: Appreciations of Oregon Poets (2017) as well as And Yet, Selected Poems 2011-2018 (2019) are from Mountains and Rivers Press. Erik is currently an OPA Board member.
Featured reader begins at 7:00 and the open mic will directly follow. Our hosts, the Ike Box, feature a wide variety of beverages and snack options! The Ike Box is located at 229 Cottage St NE in Salem, at the intersection of Chemawa and Cottage. http://www.ikebox.com/