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Book Launch by Ooligan Press: Alive at the Center
Friday, April 19, 2013 - 7:00pm

Ooligan Press is celebrating the launch of its new poetry collection:

Alive at the Center

Friday, April 19
7pm – 9pm
Literary Arts
925 SW Washington St.
Portland, OR 97205 
This event is free and open to the public

Emcee Susan Denning will present readings by Alive at the Center poets Carl Adamshick, Emily Kendal Frey, Paulann Petersen, and other contributors. Drinks will be available.

About the Book
The Pacific Poetry Project’s first volume, Alive at the Center, aims to capture the thriving poetic atmosphere of the Pacific Northwest. It concentrates on the three major cities that define it—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.

About Ooligan Press
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.