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Second Sunday: Carl Adamshick

Posted By:  Liz Goodrich
Date Posted:  9/4/2012

Carl AdamshickDeschutes Public Library welcomes award winning poet Carl Adamshick to the Downtown Bend on Sunday, September 9 at 2:00 PM for Second Sunday, the Library’s monthly celebration of the written word. The reading is free and open to the public. An open mic follows the reading and books will be available for sale.

Born in Toledo, Ohio, Carl Adamshick grew up primarily in Harvard, Illinois. The poet Dorianne Laux, formerly of Oregon, describes Adamshick as someone who "has not joined the ranks of the M.F.A./Ph.D.'s and has never attended a writer's conference or residency."  Adamshick’s poetry is instantly engaging, relying on both the tactile and the mysterious to connect with readers. His debut collection Curses and Wishes was selected for the 2010 Walt Whitman Award and the 2012 Oregon Book Awards Stafford/Hall Award for Poetry. Adamshick is also the recipient of an Oregon Literary Fellowship from Literary Arts and has been featured in Poetry in Motion. His poems have appeared in numerous journals, including the American Poetry Review, the Harvard Review, and American Poet.

Adamshick currently lives in Portland, Oregon.

For more information about this or other library programs, please visit the library website at People with disabilities needing accommodations (alternative formats, seating or auxiliary aides) should contact Liz at 312-1032.

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