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April 16, 2019
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Downtown Library
100 W 10th Ave.
Eugene, OR 97401
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Windfall Reading: Hanner & Russo

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

This month: poets Michael Hanner and Linda Russo.

This month’s Windfall Reading will feature poets Michael Hanner and Linda Russo.

Michael Hanner says his reading "may include thirty-four row boats, four thousand dollars, a black Japanese chest, bars in Reykjavik. Plus the diminished Vézère, tire ruts disappearing into a wheat field, ancient crystalized sultanas, beefy bruisers, the Canal St. Denis, a Palmetto bug fussing in the shutters, bowed screen doors and a Grumman Albatross coming in low over the house in Coconut Grove. All this plus yet to come the big Stilson under the front seat, falling in love in Madam Cleo’s guesthouse after a little Valpolicella. There are Interior Minister’s inspectors, Gianicolo Hill, the use of Vienna sausages in Pinellas County and even the gentle Art Deco curves in the pastel facade of the Orange Blossom Cafeteria. All this, all this, set out for you; each intricate disaster, wrapped in newspaper, tied with string and ready for you to take home. Bon Appetit."

Linda Russo says she is "searching for prairie remnants." Her current projects – Wild Edge Walks and EcoArts on the Palouse – connect ecology, creative intelligence, and interspecies geography. She has published two collections of poetry, "Meaning to Go to the Origin in Some Way" and "Participant," and a book of essays, "To Think of her Writing Awash in Light." Her most recent work is "Counter-Desecration: A Glossary for Writing Within the Anthropocene." Russo teaches literature and creative writing at Washington State University.

The Windfall Reading Series is presented in partnership by Eugene Public Library and Lane Literary Guild. Refreshments served at intermission.