Poetry Reading

If you are looking for something to do this Friday evening, here is another item to add to the menu!

Joel Bettridge, one of our assistant professors here in English Department Land, is bringing two fabulous poets to our campus this Friday, October 16, 2009.

Who: Kate Greenstreet and Linda Russo
What: Reading poetry
Where: Neuberger Hall 407, a.k.a. the English Conference Room
When: Friday, October 16, 2009 at 6 P.M.
How: Not sure, but probably by car.
Why: Because that's what English majors do.

Here's some background about the poets, if you are curious:

Kate Greenstreet:

Ahsahta Press published Kate Greenstreet's first book, case sensitive. Her second, The Last 4 Things, will be out from Ahsahta in September 2009. This is why I hurt you, her most recent chapbook, is available from Lame House Press. New work is forthcoming in journals including jubilat, Court Green, Hotel Amerika, Practice, Saltgrass, and MAKE.

Linda Russo:

Linda Russo is the author of MIRTH (Chax Press, 2007) and o going out
(Potes & Poets, 1999), and her poems appear in recent issues of Bird Dog and Fence. She wrote the preface to Joanne Kyger's About Now: Collected Poems (National Poetry Foundation, 2007), and is currently writing an essay on writing that braids journal writing,literary criticism, & biography. A graduate of the Poetics Program at SUNY Buffalo, she currently teaches creative writing at Washington State University.

If you have any questions, e-mail GLO HQ at gradlit@pdx.edu or e-mail Joel at jmbette@pdx.edu.

1 comment:

Melisa Marzett said...

Linda Russo currently teaches creative writing at Washington State University. She doesn't allow her students to utilize any online writing service. It's a pitiful fact!