Portland Poets’ Book Launch at Newport Public Library
The Newport Public Library will host two renowned Portland poets for a reading and book launch on Saturday, July 13 at 4:00 p.m. Both writers, editors, and literary community leaders, John Sibley Williams will be launching his debut collection, Controlled Hallucinations, alongside the award-winning poet A. Molotkov.
John Sibley Williams is the author of Controlled Hallucinations and six poetry chapbooks. He is the winner of the HEART Poetry Award, and finalist for the Pushcart, Rumi, and The Pinch Poetry Prizes. John serves as editor of The Inflectionist Review and co-director of the Walt Whitman 150 project. A few previous publishing credits include: Third Coast, Inkwell, Cider Press Review, Bryant Literary Review, Cream City Review, The Chaffin Journal, The Evansville Review, RHINO, and various anthologies.
Born in Russia, A. Molotkov moved to the US in 1990 and switched to writing in English in 1993. Has work won a variety of awards, and has been accepted by The Kenyon Review and over 70 other publications. He co-edits and serves on the Board of Directors of Oregon Poetry Association.
This program is free and open to the public. Copies of Controlled Hallucinations will be available for purchase and signing. For more information, visit the library’s website, www.newportlibrary.org, or call 541-265-2153.
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