April 23 | 7 PM

(4th Saturday)

Newport Visual
Arts Center

777 NW Beach Drive
Newport OR 97365

open mic follows

Admission $6.00

Free to Students

Paulann Petersen

Paulann Peterson

Oregon’s sixth Poet Laureate, Paulann Petersen has five full-length books of poetry: The Wild Awake, Blood-Silk, A Bride of Narrow Escape, Kindle, and The Voluptuary, published by Lost Horse Press in 2010. A former Stegner Fellow at Stanford University and the recipient of the 2006 Holbrook Award from Oregon Literary Arts, she serves on the board of Friends of William Stafford, organizing the January Stafford Birthday Events. More information can be found on Paulann Peterson's website: http://www.paulann.net/index.php

The Voluptuary - Author Paulann Peterson

The heroine of The Voluptuary is not a king's sybaritic mistress, installed in the summer palace at Versailles. Her assignations are with the stars, with color and the air. (Silver and Deep) The richness she is sifting with her mind has everything to do with the amplitude of the earth and the generosity of her interior self...


"This rich collection will help readers orient themselves in this volatile world while also giving them the pleasures of savoring a deft and vibrant exploration of language." from the Introduction by Vern Rutsala

A Bride of Narrow Escape - Paulann Peterson
Blood Silk - Paulann Peterson The Wild Awake - Paulann Peterson