Posted December 1, 2017.

Oregon poet George Venn in running for Pulitzer Prize

George Venn’s new book, Lichen Songs (Kelsay Books), is in the running for a 2018 Pulitzer Prize. Winners and finalists will be announced in April 2018. Watch this space for more!

George Venn was formerly Writer in Residence at Eastern Oregon University. He has served on the editorial boards of the Oregon Historical Quarterly, Oregon East Magazine, and Northwest Folklore. From 1989 to 1994, he served as General Editor of the 2,300-page Oregon Literature Series. His previous book, Beaver’s Fire: A Northwest Portfolio 1970-2010, was launched at the 2016 OPA Conference in Eugene.

Lichen Songs is available at the link above.

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