Deschutes Public Library News

Second Sunday: Jenny Root and Tim Whitsel

Posted By:  Liz Goodrich

Date Posted:  5/28/2014

Jenny Root and Tim WhitselDeschutes Public Library is pleased to welcome Oregon poets Jenny Root and Tim Whitsel to Second Sunday, the Library’s monthly celebration of the written word, on June 8 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.

Jenny Root’s first full-length collection of poems, The Company of Sharks, was published in the fall of 2013. Her work has appeared in such journals as basalt, Cloudbank, Elohi Gadugi Journal, Fault Lines, Fireweed, The Meadowland Review and Windfall, and anthologized in What the River Brings: Oregon River Poems and New Poets of the American West. A resident of Eugene for nearly 25 years, Jenny finds inspiration for her poems from animals and the natural world, interpersonal relationships, current events and the mysteries of interstellar space.

Tim Whitsel lives on a 100-year floodplain northeast of Springfield, Oregon. He is passionate about gardening, jazz, western rivers, soccer, bicycling and wine, topics he mines for his poems. For six years he hosted Windfall, a monthly reading series for the Eugene Public Library and the Lane Literary Guild. We Say Ourselves, a 2012 chapbook from Traprock Books, is his first collection. His work has been anthologized in journals and in online magazines.

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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