Alive at the Center is an anthology showcasing poetry from the cities that define the Pacific Northwest: Portland, Seattle, and Vancouver B.C.
This anthology, compiled and edited by an outstanding poet from each city, is a cultural conversation among the unique urban communities whose perspectives share more than just a common landscape. Alive at the Center features distinctive, contemporary poets who speak to the individual spirits of these Pacific Northwest cities.
Seattle April 5th
Richard Hugo House, 7-9pm
1634 11th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122
On April 5th, Ooligan Press will celebrate the launch of its forthcoming poetry anthology, Alive at the Center, at the Richard Hugo House from 7-9pm. Editors Cody Walker, Kathleen Flenniken, and David Horowitz will present readings by Judith Roche, Karen Finneyfrock, Kate Lebo, and other contributors. Drinks will be available
Vancouver BC April 12th
Rhizome Cafe, 7-9pm
317 E Broadway
On April 12th, Ooligan Press will celebrate the launch of its forthcoming poetry anthology, Alive at the Center, at the Rhizome Café from 7:00 - 9:00 pm. The launch will feature readings by contributors to the anthology, including Susan McCaslin, Kate Braid, Heather Haley, and Anna Swanson. Food and drinks will be available.
Portland April 19th
Literary Arts, 7-9pm
925 SW Washington St
Portland, OR 97205
Drinks will be available.
On April 19th, Ooligan Press will celebrate the launch of its forthcoming poetry anthology, Alive at the Center, at Literary Arts in downtown Portland, from 7-9pm. The launch will feature readings by poets Carl Adamshick, Emily Kendal Frey, Paulann Petersen, and other contributors. Drinks will be available.
Ooligan Press is a general trade publisher rooted in the rich literary tradition of the Pacific Northwest. A region widely recognized for its unique and innovative sensibilities, this small corner of America is one of the most diverse in the United States, comprising urban centers, small towns, and wilderness areas. Its residents range from ranchers, loggers, and small business owners to scientists, inventors, and corporate executives. From this wealth of culture, Ooligan Press aspires to discover works that reflect the values and attitudes that inspire so many to call the Northwest their home.
Founded in 2001, Ooligan is a teaching press dedicated to the art and craft of publishing. Affiliated with Portland State University, the press is staffed by students pursuing master’s degrees in an apprenticeship program under the guidance of a core faculty of publishing professionals.