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May 8, 2013 at 7:00 PM
Portland-based nonprofit publisher Tavern Books visits Hugo House for a celebration of all things Tavern.
Poets Pimone Triplett and Kary Wayson read from the presses’ various titles. Michael Wiegers, executive editor of Copper Canyon Press, talks about the Baltics, J.W. Marshall, co-owner of Open Books, dishes on A.C. Louis, and poet Andrew Feld discusses Leonardo Sinisgalli’s “Night of Shooting Stars.”
The event is free. Books will be for sale, and the bar will be open.
About Tavern Books
Tavern Books is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization that exists to print, promote, and preserve works of literary vision, to foster a climate of cultural preservation, and to disseminate books in a way that benefits the reading public. Tavern Books has four primary pursuits: The Living Library (our publishing program); Poetry State (our book donation campaign for Oregon libraries); The Pylon Reading Society (our reading, discussion, and lecture series); and The Honest Pint (our monthly print literary journal). In addition to reviving out-of-print books, we publish works in translation from the world’s finest poets. We keep our titles in print in perpetuity, honoring the cultural contract between publisher and author, as well as between publisher and public. Our catalog, known as The Living Library, sustains the visions of our authors, ensuring their voices are alive in the social and artistic discourse of our modern era.