Poets Christine Deavel and John Marshall read in Portland Oct 13 & 14

J.W. Marshall and Christine Deavel will read in Portland on October 13 at Lewis & Clark College, and on October 14 at Portland State University. They also will do a Q & A at PSU in the afternoon of the 14th. All events are free and open to the public.

Marshall is the winner of the 2007 Field Poetry Prize for his book, Meaning A Cloud, published by Oberlin College Press. He has also published two chapbooks, Taken With (2005) and Blue Mouth (2001), both finalists for Washington State Book Awards.

Deavel is the author of Box of Little Spruce, a chapbook published in 2005 by LitRag Press. Her work is widely published in magazines, including Fence, The Iowa Review, and Volt. In 2009, Deavel’s piece "Of the Bird's Wing There Are Tracts of Feathers" will be included in an anthology of artists and writers, to be published by the University of Washington Press.

Marshall and Deavel are graduates of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. They are co-owners of Open Books, a poetry-only bookstore located in Seattle and one of two such stores in the nation.

Lewis & Clark College: Deavel and Marshall - Poetry Reading

Monday, October 13, 2008

7:00 p.m., Manor House, Armstrong Lounge

Portland State University: Deavel and Marshall Poetry Reading

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

7:00 p.m., Smith Memorial Union 228

Q & A at PSU

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

2:30 - 3:30 p.m., Neuberger Hall 407

Come to this informal Q & A with Christine Deavel and John Marshall, to hear and ask questions about writing, publishing, and the book industry, both as it applies to poetry and in general.

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