April is National Poetry Month and we are excited to bring you this special event with poet Kim Stafford. Please join us as he shares from his new book, Singer Come from Afar. Keep an eye on our virtual events webpage for details on future events.
Poems and Conversation
Professor Emeritus and Oregon’s Ninth Poet Laureate, Kim Stafford
This book considers war and peace, pandemic struggles, Earth imperatives, a seeker’s spirit, and forging kinship. The former poet laureate of Oregon, Stafford has shared poems from this book in libraries, prisons, on reservations, with veterans, immigrants, homeless families, legislators, and students in schools. He writes for hidden heroes, resonant places, and for our chance to converge in spite of differences. Poems like “Practicing the Complex Yes” and “The Fact of Forgiveness” offer tools for connection with the self, the community, and the Earth.
Stafford views the writing and sharing of poetry as an essential act of testimony to sustain tikkun olam, the healing of the world. May this book be the hidden spring you seek.
Thursday, April 1, 2021
5:00 - 6:30 p.m. (PST)
Since the early days of the pandemic, Stafford has written and posted a poem for challenge and comfort each day on Instagram.
Stafford’s new book, Singer Come from Afar is due out at the end of April. If you’d like to pre-order a copy prior to this event, please visit this page. Note: book purchase is not a requirement to attend the event.
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