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Bend Poet Carol Barrett to Read at July's Second Sunday


Posted By:  Lisa McGean
Date Posted:  7/1/2009

The Deschutes Public Library is proud to present poet Carol Barrett, the July guest reader at Second Sunday.  This reading will take place on Sunday, July 12th in the Brooks Room of the Bend Public Library at 3:00 p.m.  An open mic will follow the reading.   This presentation is free and open to the public.


Carol Barrett, who just recently moved to Bend, is the author of “Calling in the Bones” (Ashland Poetry Press, 2005), which was the 2002 winner of the Richard Snyder Memorial Publication Prize.  Her poems “tell engaging stories about people of the past and the present, stories of events occurring in circumstances she understands well and portrays with skill”.  Critics have also praised her ability to “seamlessly combine grace and rigor.  The result for the reader is delight, and the linguistic/emotional provocations unique to poetry”. 


Ms. Barrett will read from several collections on July 12th, including “Abigail and Sarah: Stories from Apostolic America”.  This work provides a rare inside look at a reserved Lutheran religious community of Finnish origin. Barrett says that “My daughter was blessed to have an apostolic young woman as a babysitter, who challenged my expectations in a multitude of ways”.


For questions about this or other library programs, please contact Lisa McGean at lisam@dpls.us or 541-312-1034.  Those with special needs resulting from a disability should also contact Lisa at 312-1034 at least three days prior to the event.

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