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Kim Stafford in Conversation with Roger Gilman, Singer Come From Afar - Poetry!

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Tue, 04/27/2021 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
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We couldn't think of a better way to close out National Poetry Month than by hosting Kim Stafford. Please join us for the launch of his latest collection, Singer Come From Afar. He will be joined in conversation by Roger Gilman, dean emeritus of Western Washington University's Fairhaven College.

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This book considers war and peace, pandemic struggles, Earth’s imperatives, and forging kinship. Readers have called the Singer Come from Afar “a deep well of gratitude,” “a collection of bright wings and wild songs,” and “a big-hearted book.” Stafford views the writing and sharing of poetry as an essential act of testimony for the healing of the world. May this book be the hidden spring you seek.

"I love this book. Kim Stafford writes from a deep well of gratitude and human goodness. Some of his poems are furious, some are sly and funny, some are simply beautiful, and all create a space for readers to catch their breath and reflect on the glories of this lovely, reeling planet and the sins against it. What greater gift could a poet give a worried, weary world? "  
—Kathleen Dean Moore, author of Earth’s Wild Music

Kim Stafford is the founding director of the Northwest Writing Institute at Lewis & Clark College, and the author of a dozen books of poetry and prose, including Having Everything Right (a collection of essays), Early Morning (a biography of William Stafford) We Got Here Together (a children’s book), and The Muses Among Us (a book about the practice of writing). In 2018-2020 he served as Oregon’s poet laureate, and he has taught writing in Mexico, Scotland, Italy, and Bhutan.

This event is part of the Nature of Writing Series run in partnership with the North Cascades Institute

Books: 
Singer Come from Afar Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781597098885
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Red Hen Press - April 6th, 2021

Wild Honey, Tough Salt Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781597098960
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Red Hen Press - April 23rd, 2019

Wind on the Waves: Stories from the Oregon Coast Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780882408958
Availability: Not in-stock currently- expect arrival in 1-14 business days
Published: Westwinds Press - April 1st, 2013

The Muses Among Us: Eloquent Listening and Other Pleasures of the Writer's Craft Cover Image
$22.95
ISBN: 9780820324968
Availability: Not in-stock currently- expect arrival in 1-14 business days
Published: University of Georgia Press - March 17th, 2003

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