Please join me Wednesday, June 1, at 7:00 pm, as I launch my third full length book, "The Constellation of Extinct Stars, and Other Poems." The Oswego Heritage Council is hosting the reading and talk as part of their First Wednesday Series, in Lake Oswego, Oregon. Doors open at 6:30 pm, and refreshments will be served.
Lake Oswego (Launch)
June 1, 2016, Wednesday at 7:00 pm
Oswego Heritage Council, Heritage House
398 10th Street
Lake Oswego, OR 97034
I hope you can make it, but if not other readings are being scheduled (click 'Read More', below) and you can always invite me to come to your town :)
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Portland, OR 97239
Sept. 15, 2016, Thursday at 7:00 pm
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1714 NE Broadway
Portland, OR 97232
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Marylhurst University - Peregrine Literary Series
Holy Names Heritage Center
17425 Holy Names Drive
Lake Oswego, OR 97034
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214 N. Main
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Oct. 28, 2016, Friday at 5:30 pm
University of Arizona (TBA) - hosted by Terrain.org
The Constellation of Extinct Stars: An Evening of Preservation and Poetry at the Oswego Heritage House, with author Scot Siegel
First Wednesday, Oswego Heritage House, 398 10th Street, Lake Oswego, Oregon 97034 June 1, 2016. Doors open at 6:30 pm, presentation/reading begins at 7:00 pm.
Scot Siegel will be the featured presenter for the Oswego Heritage Council’s First Wednesday event, June 1, 2016, where he will launch a new book of poetry. Siegel, a 20-year resident of Lake Oswego, is the city’s planning director. He is also an accomplished poet, and his new book, 'The Constellation of Extinct Stars' and Other Poems (County Clare, Ireland: Salmon Poetry, 2016), has a strong bent toward history and preservation.
Siegel has received awards and commendations from the Oregon Poetry Association, Nimrod International, Aesthetica (UK), and the Oregon State Library. His first book, Some Weather, made the list of 150 Oregon books of poetry in honor of Oregon’s Sesquicentennial. Siegel also chaired Lake Oswego’s Centennial Poetry Project and has served on the board of the Friends of William Stafford. The late US Poet Laureate, Philip Levine, named Siegel’s long poem, “Pages Torn From a Schoolmarm’s Diary” as a Finalist, with Honorable Mention, in Nimrod International’s 2012 Pablo Neruda Poetry Prize Competition. Siegel’s poems have been featured in The Oregonian, High Desert Journal, Open Spaces, and Verse Daily, among publications, and his writing is part of the permanent art installation along the Portland-to-Milwaukie Light Rail ‘Orange Line.’
Constellation is Siegel’s fifth book of poetry. During the four years it took to write it, Siegel twice served as an Artist-in-Residence with Playa at Summer Lake in the high desert of south-central Oregon. The poems in the collection reflect on that experience, traversing a century of high desert history, human geography, and mythology, among other themes.
“In this book… Siegel’s imagination honors history, invents history, and makes history matter, gives it important work to do."
—KIM STAFFORD, Oregon Book Award Winner, 100 Tricks Every Boy Can Do: How My Brother Disappeared
"With grace, skill, and compassion, Scot Siegel’s poems create a specificity of time and place that rises above the specific."
—PENELOPE SCAMBLY SCHOTT, Oregon Book Award Winner, A is for Anne: Mistress Hutchinson Disturbs the Commonwealth