Second Sunday: John Daniel

Posted By:  Liz Goodrich
Date Posted:  1/7/2013

John Daniel Pattiann Rogers, author of Wayfare and The Grand Array, says “John Daniel presents poems of testimony to the glories and mysteries of the natural world.” Deschutes Public Library is pleased to welcome award-winning author John Daniel to Second Sunday at the Downtown Bend Public Library on January 13, 2013. The reading begins at 2:00 p.m. and is free and open to the public. Books will be available for sale and an open mic follows the reading.

Daniel, a former logger, hod carrier, railroade, and rock climbing instructor is the author of ten books of memoir, personal essays and poetry. He has earned multiple Oregon Book Awards (The Far Corner: Northwestern Views on Land, Life, and Literature, The Trail Home and Looking After: A Son’s Memoir) and a PNBA Award (Rogue River Journal: A Winter Alone). His most recent work, Of Earth: New and Selected Poems, published in October 2012 by Lost Horse is his first book of poetry in 18 years.

Daniel has been a Wallace Stegner Fellow in Poetry at Stanford University, a James Thurber Writer-in-Residence at Ohio State University and a Research and Writing Fellow at Oregon State University’s Center for the Humanities. In 2005 he was the Distinguished Writer-in-Residence at St. Mary’s College of California, teaching the MFA workshop in literary nonfiction.

John Daniel lives with his wife, Marilyn Daniel, plus two cats, a dog and usually a pack rat, in the Coast Range foothills west of Eugene, 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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