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Writers on the Edge Marks Poetry Month with Scot Siegel and Bette Lynch Husted
Saturday, April 21, 7 pm
April is National Poetry Month, and Writers on the Edge will mark the occasion on Saturday, April 14 at 7 pm with presentations from two Oregon poets: Scot Siegel and Bette Lynch Husted.
Siegel’s newest book of poems, Thousands Flee California Wildflowers, has been called “a coming-of-age road trip interspersed with adult wisdom,” set amidst the ethos of California, “beset with natural calamities, wars, even prospects of aging.” Siegel’s other books include Skeleton Says, Untitled Country, and Some Weather. His poems are anthologized in the Aesthetica Creative Works Annual, Open Spaces: Voices from the Northwest, Before We Have Nowhere to Stand, and the Irish anthology Dogs Singing. He edits the online poetry journal Untitled Country Review, serves on the board of the Friends of William Stafford and is an urban planner.
Bette Lynch Husted lives and writes in eastern Oregon. Her collection of memoir essays, Above the Clearwater: Living on Stolen Land, was a finalist for the Oregon Book Award and WILLA Award in creative nonfiction. Its stories echo those of other families in the American West: conflicts with guns, struggles over land ownership and water rights, the isolation of women, the separations by race and class, and family secrets of mental illness and suicide. Her work includes the poetry collections At This Distance and After Fire. Her latest book is Lessons from the Borderlands. Her work has appeared in Northwest Review, Oregon Humanities, Prairie Schooner, Fourth Genre, and UTNE Reader.
Writers on the Edge events are held at the Newport Visual Arts Center, 777 NW Beach Drive. Admission is $6, and students are free. Refreshments are available for a donation. An open mic will be held for local authors following the presentation.