A poem by Eric Tran
Oregon's Poet Laureate Program: One Hundred Years and Counting
Join Oregon’s Poet Laureate, Anis Mojgani, to celebrate one hundred years of the Oregon Poet Laureate Program! Anis will be joined by two of Oregon’s previous poets laureate, Kim Stafford and Paulann Petersen Jennifer Alkezweeny, Oregon Humanities' Program Director, will speak about the history of the Poet Laureate program in Oregon, followed by poetry readings from Anis, Kim, and Paulann. A brief Q&A session will conclude the event.
A poem by Lawson Fusao Inada
Anis Mojgani Reading
Oregon Poet Laureate Anis Mojgani will give a reading at Art Center East in conjunction with the organization's seventh annual fiber arts and jewelry exhibit. The 2023 exhibit's theme is "Living Rural: Poetry in Fiber"; artists selected poems that inspired them to express the poetry of our daily lives.
Raymond Carver Writing Festival
The Raymond Carver Festival is celebrated each year in Clatskanie, where the celebrated short story-writer was born. The 2023 festival will be kicked off with a reception in the ballroom of the Clatskanie Cultural Center with Oregon's poet laureate, Anis Mojgani. On Saturday, May 20, workshops will be held celebrating poetry for beginners and seasoned poets alike.
Visit the Raymond Carver Festival website to learn more.
Lines for the Dead
Melissa Madenski on honoring those we loved and lost as the whole people they were.
Poetry Walk: Anis Mojgani
Join Oregon Poet Laureate Anis Mojgani for a poetry walk and reading. This free event will begin at the Wonder Garden, across the street from the Hoffman Art Center. Read more about this event.
Spoke'n Words 2: A Pedalpalooza Ride
Bikes! Poetry! Prizes! Celebrate the 20th anniversary of Pedalpalooza, Portland's citywide summer bike fun celebration, with the followup to last year's sweetly successful Spoke'n Words ride! Join Oregon Poet Laureate Anis Mojgani and some of his poet friends for a unique and interactive Pedalpalooza bike ride through Portland. We'll roll to a playlist curated by Anis, experience poetic performances in some unexpected locations, and maybe even be inspired to write a bit ourselves as we explore the city. The ride will last approximately two hours, including stops and performances, with about 3.5 miles of mostly flat traveling. The ride will begin at Portland's Laurelhurst Park, on the southern shore of Firwood Lake and end near SE 34th & Belmont with an optional post-ride hangout.
A poem by Anis Mojgani
The Rebirth of Wonder
Tricia Gates Brown on poetry, mortality, and the love you don't see coming
Join Oregon Poet Laureate Anis Mojgani and some of his poet friends for a unique and interactive Pedalpalooza ride through Portland. We'll roll to a playlist curated by Anis, experience poetic performances in some unexpected locations, and maybe even be inspired to write a bit ourselves as we explore the city.
Resume of Failures—2011
Kim Stafford writes about the stories of struggle, insecurity, and loss behind his accomplishments in the 2011 “Fail” issue.
Think & Drink with Richard Blanco
Join Young Artist Institute Artists-in-Residence and acclaimed poet Richard Blanco in conversation with Oregon Humanities' board member and SOU professor Bobby Arellano for an evening of exploring the American narrative, past and present, and the unkept promise of its ideals. This is a Think & Drink partner event with the Southern Oregon University Pre-College Youth Programs