Deschutes Public Library News

Second Sunday: David Biespiel

Posted By:  Liz Goodrich

Date Posted:  2/26/2014

David BiespielDeschutes Public Library is pleased to welcome Oregon poet David Biespiel to Second Sunday, the Library’s monthly celebration of the written word, on March 9 at 2:00 p.m. at the Downtown Bend Library. The program is free and open to the public. An open mic will follow the reading and books will be available for sale.

Widely recognized as one of the leading poets of his generation, David Biespiel founded the Attic Institute in Portland in 1999. Among his publications are Shattering Air, Pilgrims & Beggars and Wild Civility. His fourth book of collected poems, The Book of Men and Women, was named Best Poetry of the Year for 2009 by The Poetry Foundation and also received the Oregon Book Award. He has been honored with a Wallace Stegner Fellowship in Poetry, the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Award, a Lannan Literary Fellowship, and a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Literature.

His fifth volume of poems, Charming Gardeners, was published in late 2013. Grounded in the friendship, the camaraderie and the boldness that defines America, the poems in Charming Gardeners explore memory and the emotional connections between individuals and history. Originally from the South, Biespiel now makes in home in Portland, Oregon.

For more information about this or other library programs, please visit the library website at People with disabilities needing accommodations (alternative formats, seating or auxiliary aides) should contact Liz at 312-1032.

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