David Biespiel reading--Jan 14, 7 pm

The Milwaukie Poetry Series Second Season!

A reading by David Biespiel
7 PM, Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2009
The Pond House in Milwaukie, 2215 SE Harrison
Adjacent to the Ledding Library

The Milwaukie Poetry Series Committee and the Ledding Library of Milwaukie
are delighted to continue the Second Season of the Milwaukie Poetry Series with a reading by David Biespiel.

This will take place on Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2009 at 7 PM in the Pond House adjacent
to the Ledding Library, 2215 SE Harrison, Milwaukie, OR 97222.

David is the founding executive director of the Attic Writers' Workshop in Portland, Oregon,
an independent literary studio that has provided creative writing workshops to over 300 writers annually since 1999.
His books of poetry are: Shattering Air (1996), Pilgrims & Beggars (2002), Wild Civility (2003),
and The Book of Men and Women (2009). He is editor of the award-winning anthology,
Long Journey: Contemporary Northwest Poets (2006), as well as co-editor of Artists' Communities: A Directory
of Residencies in the United States Offering Time and Space for Creativity (1996). His poems and essays have
appeared in American Poetry Review, The New Republic, Parnassus, Poetry, and Slate.

After reviewing poetry for over ten years in a variety of journals and newspapers, including in
The Washington Post, The San Francisco Chronicle, and The New York Times, he has been, since
January 2003, the poetry columnist for The Oregonian. Since 2005 has been editor of Poetry Northwest,.
Since 2008 he's been a contributor to The Arena, the daily debate with policy makers and opinion shapers on
The Politico. Past recipient of a Stegner Fellowship, a Lannan Fellowship, and a Fellowship in Literature from
the National Endowment for the Arts , he has taught creative writing and literature throughout the United States.
He currently divides his teaching among the M.F.A. Program at Pacific Lutheran University, Oregon State University,
and Wake Forest University, where he is poet in residence in the fall.

The Pond House in Milwaukie is a delightful setting and easy to reach. It is located on SE 21st and
Harrison in Milwaukie. From Portland travel south on McLoughlin Blvd. (99E) to Harrison St, the first light
as you come into Milwaukie. Turn left and the Library is two blocks east.
From Oregon City, Gladstone and Oak Grove and I-205 from Salem, travel north on McLoughlin to
Harrison, turn right and go two blocks east again to the Library.
From East Multnomah and Clackamas Counties, go west on Hwy. 224 to the Harrison St. Exit, turn left and
go approximately ½ mile to the library.
The Pond House is 1 block east of the library.

We want to thank the City of Milwaukie for its generous support which makes the Series possible.
For information about the readings, please contact the Series Coordinator Tom Hogan at 503-819-8367
or tomhogan2@comcast.net or Ledding Library Director Joe Sandfort at 503-786-7584 or SandfortJ@ci.milwaukie.or.us.

It will be a delightful evening. Please join us for this wonderful reading!

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