F292. Lost and Found: Strategies for Reviving Out-of-Print or Overlooked Books

A107-109, Oregon Convention Center, Level 1
Friday, March 29, 2019
4:30 pm to 5:45 pm


Franklin D. Roosevelt once wrote, “People die, but books never die.” As lovers of literature, we want this to be true. What happens, though, when a book falls out of print or copyright expires? This panel explores ways to give new life to overlooked books by examining the work of two Oregon-based presses. Discussion will include short readings from a little-known translation of Rilke’s Duino Elegies and a reprint of Nella Larsen’s Passing, a rediscovered classic of the Harlem Renaissance.



Stephanie Lenox is the author of three collections of poetry: The BusinessCongress of Strange People, and The Heart That Lies Outside the Body. She is co-author of Short-Form Creative Writing: A Writer's Guide and Anthology. She works as an instructional editor at Chemeketa Press in Salem, Oregon.

Carl Adamshick is the author of four books of poetry. He has taught at Catlin Gabel and the American International School in Vienna. He is editor at Tavern Books, a nonprofit press dedicated to poetry and the preservation of books.

Natalie Garyet is the managing editor of Tavern Books, a Portland, Oregon-based nonprofit publisher dedicated to poetry in translation and the revival of out-of-print poetry collections. Her poems have appeared in Alaska Quarterly Review, MANTIS, Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review, and elsewhere.

Matthew Hodgson teaches writing and literature at Chemeketa Community College in Salem, Oregon. He is the editor of Passing by Nella Larsen, an American Voices Collection reprint by Chemeketa Press.


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