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Poetry reading by Oregon Poet Laureate Paulann Petersen and Lewis & Clark professor emeritus Vern Rutsala
Wednesday, December 15, 2010 - 7:00pm to Wednesday, December 15, 2010 - 9:00pm

Join the Portland State MFA program for a poetry reading by Paulann Petersen, Oregon´s new Poet Laureate, and Vern Rutsala, poet and Lewis & Clark professor emeritus. The event is December 15, 7:00 p.m., in 228 SMU.

Paulann Petersen, Oregon´s 6th Poet Laureate, is the author of four full-length books, four chapbooks, and she has won an array of awards. Vern Rutsala taught at Lewis & Clark College for more than 40 years before retiring in 2004. Educated at Reed College and the Iowa Writers´ Workshop, he has published 17 books.

Paulann PetersonVern Rutsala

Paulann Petersen (left) and Vern Rutsala (right)

Sponsored by the Oregon State Poetry Association and the MFA Creative Writing Program.