Friday, February 7, 7:30 pm at Newmark Theatre, 1111 SW Broadway, Portland. Tickets $19 - $57 at: http://www.portland5.com.
Lewis & Clark College and Literary Arts present a celebration of the life of William Stafford with an evening filled with nationally recognized authors and poets. Li- Young Lee is the winner of the 2002 William Carlos Williams Award and the Delmore Schwartz Memorial Poetry Award. One of her works was also the 1990 Lamont Poetry Selection. Ted Kooser is one of the nation’s most highly regarded poets and served as the United States Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress from 2004 to 2006. During his second term he won the Pulitzer Prize for one of his books of poems. There will also be appearances by Kim Stafford and Paulann Peterson and the event will be hosted by Matthew Dickman.