Thu, 06/20/2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Oregon Poet Laureate: Paulann Petersen
Radiozine welcomes Oregon Poet Laureate, Paulann Petersen. She will read poems from her new full-length collection, Understory, and discuss her role as an "ambassador of poetry".
Oregon’s sixth Poet Laureate, Paulann Petersen has published six full-length books of poetry, including: The Wild Awake, Blood-Silk, A Bride of Narrow Escape, Kindle, and The Voluptuary. Her most recent chapbook is Shimmer and Drone, poems about India. She was a Stegner Fellow at Stanford University, and the recipient of the 2006 Holbrook Award from Oregon Literary Arts. Petersen serves on the board of Friends of William Stafford, organizing the January Stafford Birthday Events.