Windfall Reading Series

Windfall Reading Series
Poets Jennifer Richter and Carlos Reyes
Tuesday, Sept. 21, 5:30 p.m.
Eugene Public Library, Downtown


On Tuesday, September 21, at 5:30 p.m., the Windfall Reading Series returns for a new season at the Downtown Library, with Jennifer Richter and Carlos Reyes. The evening's theme will be "Fierce Tenderness." Meet and hear the writers in person, with authors' works available for purchase and signing. Admission and refreshments are free.

Jennifer Richter's strong, gorgeous poems tell of the many small yet astonishing revelations of motherhood and illness. Her collection "Threshold" was chosen by Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Natasha Trethewey as winner of the 2009 Crab Orchard Series in Poetry. Richter was awarded a Wallace Stegner Fellowship and Jones Lectureship in Poetry by Stanford University, where she taught in the Creative Writing Program. She now teaches in Corvallis, and online for Stanford.

Carlos Reyes is a widely-published poet, teacher, translator, and editor whom Carolyn Kizer calls "one of our local and national treasures." His work "A Suitcase Full of Crows" was an Oregon Book Award finalist. His poems are visual and aural, vivid and clear, shot through with a passion for world's poor and abused creatures, with a deft touch of saintly wisdom. Reyes lives in Portland and is currently writing prose pieces recounting his life in Panama in the 1950's.

The Windfall Reading Series is co-sponsored by Eugene Public Library, Lane Literary Guild, Friends of the Library, the Eugene Public Library Foundation, and the Lane Arts Council with support from the City of Eugene Cultural Services Division.

For more information, contact Eugene Public Library: 541-682-5450 or

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