Poetry Reading--Mary Szybist 3/11 7 PM MILWAUKIE

The Milwaukie Poetry Series Second Season!

A reading by Mary Szybist

7 PM, Wednesday, March 11, 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 Mary Szybist. This will take place on Wednesday, March.11, 2009 at 7 PM in

the Pond House adjacent to the Ledding Library, 2215 SE Harrison, Milwaukie, OR 97222.

Mary collection of poems, Granted, was published in 2003 by Alice James Books,

and was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. Her poems have recently appeared

in The Virginia Quarterly Review, Poetry, Tin House, The Iowa Review, Best

American Poetry 2008, The Kenyon Review, and other journals.

She is the recipient of a 2009 fellowship from the National Endowment for the

Arts, and was selected by U.S. Poet Laureate Kay Ryan for a Witter Bynner Fellowship in

Poetry from the Library of Congress. You can get more information and

hear an audio at www.lclark.edu. She is at work on her second book of poems, tentatively

titled Incarnadine, which will be supported by the NEA fellowship.

Mary is an assistant professor of English at Lewis and Clark College. She grew up

in Williamsport, Pennsylvania and graduated from the University of Virginia and

the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop. She also has taught at the Tennessee

Governor’s School for Humanities, the University of Virginia’s Young Writers’

Workshop, and Kenyon College

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.

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


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

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