F249. Act of Gratitude: Poetry International's 20th Anniversary Celebratory Reading

Portland Ballroom 255, Oregon Convention Center, Level 2
Friday, March 29, 2019
1:30 pm to 2:45 pm


This event celebrates twenty years of Poetry International’s commitment to increasing the presence of global literature translated into English, and to placing that work in conversation with exciting voices in English-language literature. Come hear acclaimed poets, translators, and members of our editorial staff read and discuss contemporary literature.



Jennifer Minniti- Shippey is Managing Editor of Poetry International, co-founder and faculty director of Poetic Youth, and a lecturer at San Diego State University. Her publications include the chapbooks Done Dating DJs and Earth's Horses & Boys.

Sherwin Bitsui is the author of Flood Song and Shapeshift. He is the recipient of a Lannan Literary Fellowship, a Native Arts & Culture Foundation Fellowship, an American Book Award, and a PEN Open Book Award. He teaches at the Low Residency in Creative Writing at IAIA.

Catherine Barnett has received the James Laughlin Award, a Guggenheim, and a Whiting. Her third book of poems, Human Hours, was published last fall. Author of The Game of Boxes and Into Perfect Spheres Such Holes Are Pierced, she is core faculty at NYU and is a distinguished lecturer at Hunter.


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