November 16, 2021
Windfall Reading: Live Online
Tuesday, November 16, 2021
This month featuring poets Nance Van Winckel and John Witte.
Join Lane Literary Guild and Eugene Public Library for a livestream of the Windfall Reading Series, a monthly gathering highlighting local and regional writers. This month, poets Nance Van Winckel and John Witte will read and take questions online in a celebration of the Pacific Northwest Poetry Series. Also appearing: Christopher Howell, poet and director of Lynx House Press, who will speak about the Pacific Northwest Poetry Series. Watch live or watch the recording later.
Nance Van Winckel’s new poetry collection, her ninth, is "The Many Beds of Martha Washington," published as part of the Pacific Northwest Poetry Series, as were her "Pacific Walkers" and "No Starling." She's also published a book of visual poems and five books of fiction, most recently "Ever Yrs," a novel in the form of a scrapbook. The recipient of two NEA fellowships, the Washington State Book Award, a Paterson Fiction Prize, Poetry Society of America's Gordon Barber Poetry Award, a Christopher Isherwood Fellowship, and three Pushcart Prizes, Van Winckel teaches in Vermont College’s MFA Program.
John Witte’s poems have appeared widely, including in The New Yorker, Paris Review, Kenyon Review, American Poetry Review, and The Norton Introduction to Literature. His "Disquiet" was published as part of the Pacific Northwest Poetry Series. Other titles include "Loving the Days," "The Hurtling," and "Second Nature." For 30 years he was the editor of Northwest Review, as well as editing numerous books including "The Collected Poems of Hazel Hall." The recipient of two NEA writing fellowships, a residency at the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center, and many other grants and awards, until recently he taught at the University of Oregon.