An evening with Don Colburn and Ingrid Wendt, Saturday, February 18, 7 pm
Nye Beach Visual Arts Center
Show begins at 7 pm in the second floor meeting room of the Newport Visual Arts Center, located at777 NW Beach Drive (across from the Nye Beach Turnaround). General admission is $6 at the door, students always admitted free. Light refreshments will be available.
Ingrid Wendt’s books of poems have won the Oregon Book Award ,( Singing the Mozart Requiem), the Yellowglen Award, ( The Angle of Sharpest Ascending), and the Editions Prize, ( Surgeonfish). Her first book, Moving the House, was chosen for BOA Editions by William Stafford, who also wrote the introduction. Her recent book, Evensong, appeared in 2011 from Truman State University Press. Wendt is the co-editor of, From Here We Speak: An Anthology of Oregon Poetry, and In Her Own Image: Women Working in the Arts. Her teaching guide, Starting with Little Things: A Guide to Writing Poetry in the Classroom, is in its sixth printing. She lives with her husband, poet and writer Ralph Salisbury in Eugene, Oregon.
Don Colburn is a writer and semi-retired journalist in Portland, Oregon. His newest book of poetry is Because You Might Not Remember (Finishing Line Press, 2010). His poems have appeared widely in magazines and anthologies, and won the Discovery/The Nation Award, the Finishing Line Press Prize, the Cider Press Book Award and the Duckabush Prize for Poetry. During his newspaper career, he was a reporter for The Washington Post and The Oregonian, and a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in feature writing. He became interested in poetry while on a midcareer Knight Fellowship at Stanford University. He has published three collections of poetry, most recently a chapbook titled Because You Might Not Remember.