The semiannual Verse of Ages poetry event will be Wednesday, April 8, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at TaborSpace, 5441 SE Belmont St., Portland.
Poets from each decade of life read from their work at this free event. Members, nonmembers, friends, and family are encouraged to attend.
Here are the poets who will read:
|Jane Greenbaum will represent poets in their 80s. Jane is a member of the local writing community and says reading and writing poetry are the greatest gifts of her life.|
|Sandra de Helen will represent poets in their seventies. Sandra’s work can be found in Mom Egg, Stillwater Review, Lavender Review: Night Issue, Generations of Poetry, and Pay Attention: A River of Stones. Her mini-chapbook Invert Sugar was published by Binge Press.|
|Jean Richardson will read her poetry. She has published poetry with Copper Canyon Press, Blue Begonia Press, and Mediaweavers. Her work has appeared in The Ellensburg Anthology, Weathered Pages: The Poetry Pole, and Quartet: Four Poetic Voices.|
|A. Molotkov will represent poets in their 40s. He has been published or accepted by The Kenyon Review, The Iowa Review, The Oregonian, 2River, Identity Theory, Contrary, Pif, and many more. He is the winner of New Millennium Writings and Koeppel fiction contests, two poetry chapbook contests, and an Oregon Literary Fellowship. His poetry collection, The Catalog of Broken Things, is forthcoming from Airlie Press. He co-edits The Inflectionist Review and serves on the Board of Directors of the Oregon Poetry Association. His translation of a Chekhov story was included by Knopf in their Everyman Series.|
|Nathan Wade Carter will represent poets in their 30s.|
|Amanda Hiland will represent poets in their 20s. She has been writing poetry since age 11, when she got a summer job on a local farm and began keeping records of the changing land around her. She studied creative writing and education at Linfield College. She works in a middle-school SPED program and is pursuing a master’s degree in special education.|