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Friday, September 28 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
Richard Hugo and Madeline De Frees in the 21st Century

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Northwest natives Richard Hugo and Madeline De Frees were renowned poets, teachers, and colleagues in Montana and elsewhere in the Pacific Northwest and beyond. Besides inspiring a community literary center (Seattle's Richard Hugo House) which bears his name, Hugo gave us his Triggering Towns. De Frees gave us her iconic Blue Nun who eloped into the freedom of absolute commitment to poetry. Both were powerful storytellers on the page and in person. In this session, modeled on their examples, LOST HORSE PRESS poets will share their own writing and  stories relating how Hugo and De Frees have influenced them, and the  deveopment of contemporary American poetry.

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Carolyne Wright

Faculty in Poetry, Northwest Institute of Literary Arts
Carolyne Wright's new book is This Dream the World: New & Selected Poems (Lost Horse Press, 2017), whose title poem received a Pushcart Prize and was included in The Best American Poetry 2009. Her ground-breaking anthology, Raising Lilly Ledbetter: Women Poets Occupy the Workspace... Read More →

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David Axelrod

David Axelrod is the editor of basalt: a journal of fine and literary arts, and Sensational Nightingales: The Collected Poetry of Walter Pavlich, published by Lynx House Press. His new collection of poems, The Open Hand, appeared from Lost Horse Press in the autumn of 2017. His second... Read More →
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Tami Haaland

Professor, Montana State University Billings
Tami Haaland is the author of three poetry collections, What Does Not Return (Lost Horse Press, 2017), When We Wake in the Night, and A Breath in Every Room, winner of the Nicholas Roerich First Book Award. She earned a MFA in Creative Writing and Literature from Bennington College... Read More →
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Melissa Kwasny

Melissa Kwasny is the author of six books of poetry, including Where Outside the Body is the Soul Today, selected by Linda Bierds for the Pacific Northwest Poetry Series (University of Washington Press 2017), Pictograph (Milkweed Editions 2015), and Reading Novalis in Montana (Milkweed... Read More →
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Thomas Mitchell

Thomas Mitchell was raised in New York and California, but has lived in Oregon since 1980. He received his Masters from California State University, Sacramento, where he studied with the poet, Dennis Schmitz. He received an MFA from the University of Montana, where he worked with... Read More →

Friday September 28, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm PDT
The Public House 130 E Broadway St, Missoula, MT 59802