2300 NW Thurman St
Portland, OR 97210
Free Range Poetry presents Judith Barrington, Francis Opila, Leah Stenson Monday, September 10, 2018 (second Monday of September)
Northwest Library 2300 NW Thurman Street Portland
An open mic will precede featured poets. Open mic readers limited to two pages of material. Sign up for open mic at 5:45 pm. Reading 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm.
Judith Barrington’sfifth collection of poetry,Long Love: New & Selected Poemswas 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 Memoirwas 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 andhas been a faculty member of the University of Alaska, Anchorage’s MFA Program. Much sought after as a teacher, she has run workshops around the U.S., Britain and Spain. She was co-founder of The Flight of the Mind summer writing workshop, which brought writers from all over the country to the McKenzie River for 18 years. She is also one of the founders of Soapstone Inc.
Francis Opilahas lived in the Pacific Northwest most of his adult life; he currently resides in Portland, OR. His work, recreation, and spirit have taken him out into the woods, wetlands, mountains, and rivers. He works as an environmental scientist, primarily with water quality. His poetry has been published in Latitude on 2nd, Empirical, and Parks and Points. He enjoys performing poetry, combining recitation and playing Native American flute.
Leah Stensonis the author of two chapbooks, Heavenly Bodyand The Turquoise Bee and Other Love Poems, published by Finishing Line Press in 2011 and 2014, respectively; a regional editor of Alive at the Center: Contemporary Poems from the Pacific Northwest (Ooligan Press, 2013) and co-editor of Reverberations from Fukushima (Inkwater Press, 2014). Her full-length poetry book, Everywhere I Find Myselfwas published by WordTech Communications’ Turning Point imprint in December of 2017. She serves on the board of Tavern Books.