Monday, September 14, 2009
Wednesday, September 16: Herman Asarnow, Susan Denning, and BT Shaw at Barnes & Noble Lloyd Center, Portland
Sage Cohen's Poetry and Prose for the People Reading Series Barnes & Noble Lloyd Center, PDX Third Wednesdays (except holiday months) Wednesday, September 16, 7:00 p.m. Presenting poets Herman Asarnow, Susan Denning and B.T. Shaw Barnes & Noble 1317 Lloyd Center // Gift section Portland, OR 97232 503-249-0800 Herman Asarnow--poet, essayist, and translator--is the author of the poetry collection Glass-Bottom Boat (Higganum Hill Books, 2007). His poems have appeared in The Southern Review, Prairie Schooner, Beloit Poetry Journal, and other national journals. He has had essays in North Dakota Quarterly, Cincinnati Review, Poetry Northwest, and other venues. He has also published well-received translations of the poetry of Noni Benegas, one of Spain's leading poets. In 2005, he was awarded a month's residency at Ragdale. And in May, 2009, he was awarded the Ogden Poetry Prize by Trinity College in Connecticut (his alma mater) for "excellence in the art and beauty of language." He teaches at the University of Portland. Susan Denning's poems have appeared in New York Quarterly, Rattle, Perihelion, Hubbub, The Bedside Guide to No Tell Motel, and elsewhere. Her poetry reflects her interests in natural and urban landscapes, human relationships, and linguistic play. She edits the online magazine Caffeine Destiny, and works at Literary Arts in Portland. B.T. Shaw was born and raised in Ohio, a place she's never fully escaped as evidenced by her first book, This Dirty Little Heart, winner of the 2007 Blue Lynx Prize for Poetry from Eastern Washington University Press. Her kids, however, were born and raised in Oregon, where BT has edited the Poetry column for The Oregonian for nearly a dozen years. Her poems have shown up or are forthcoming in journals such as Orion, The Burnside Review, and FIELD, and online at sites such as Poetry Daily, Born, and Caffeine Destiny. She teaches at Portland State University and University of Portland.