Mulit-talented writer and artist Éireann Lorsung, who I have blogged about before, is coming to Portland for a few days and is reading at PNCA. I am so thrilled to see her in person again. The first time I met her I only had two girls—that was more than 6 years ago. It was a wet and dark day in the park and we chatted about being creative and watched my girls play. I have seen her vision grow since then and she has gone on to do so many wonderful things with her passion and energy. I can't wait to hear her read from her newest book of poetry, Her Book, which is not out yet, but will be in August 2013. Here are some details about the reading directly from the PNCA site:
Monday, July 29, 2013
6:00pm until 7:30pm
1241 NW Johnson St.
Portland, OR, 97209
This event will take place in CT+CR Headquarters, room 204 at the main campus of the Pacific Northwest College of Art.
PNCA’s MA in Critical Theory and Creative Research (CT+CR) welcomes poet and editor Éireann Lorsung for a reading from her new book “Her Book,” published by Milkweed Editions.
Éireann Lorsung’s luminous voice is distilled through multiple unnamed female speakers in her second collection. Full of youth, wonder, and imagination, “Her Book” crosses distances and generations to celebrate the lives of women, their individual and shared experiences, and the bonds that bring them together. This is also a book about translation (of experience into art, of knowledge across time and space) and conversation (with, for instance, work by Kiki Smith, widely known as a feminist artist). Lorsung writes additionally about her time spent in England and friendships she formed with women there. Together, these poems comprise both her book (Lorsung’s), and her (encompassing all who identify with that word).
and here are some links about Éireann from her blog and all she is up to, which is a lot.