Second Sunday: Tim Shaner and Karen McPherson

Posted By:  Liz Goodrich
Date Posted:  6/4/2015

Karen McPherson and Tim Shaner Poets Karen McPherson and Tim Shaner share the podium at Second Sunday, Deschutes Public Library’s monthly celebration of the written word. Second Sunday has welcomed poets, writers and musicians from around the state since 2004. The reading starts at 2:00 p.m. An open mic follows the reading and books will be available for sale.

Sunday, June 14 | 2:00 p.m.
Downtown Bend Library

McPherson, the author of the poetry chapbooks Sketching Elise and Skein of Light, is a professor of French at the University of Oregon. Her poems, described as “meditative” and “gorgeous” by Oregon poet Maxine Scates, have appeared in numerous literary journals. Additionally, she has published two scholarly monographs and a book-length translation into English of poetic essays by Quebec poet Louise Warren. She lives in Eugene, Oregon, with her life partner, Elise.

Poet Charles Berstein says that Shaner “mixes close observations of the social, natural, and linguistic.” The author of Picture X, Shaner’s work has appeared in a variety of publications, including Plumwood Mountain, The Poetic Labor Project, West Wind Review, Colorado Review, The Claudius App, Jacket, P-Queue, Kiosk and Shampoo. He has an MA in Creative Writing from Antioch University (London) and a Ph.D. from SUNY-Buffalo’s Poetics Program. From 2008-2014, Shaner curated A-New Poetry Reading Series @ DIVA in Eugene. He teaches writing at Lane Community College.

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