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May 19 | 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Authors David Oates and Sam Roxas-Chua will read poetry and prose that responds to the natural world and our increasingly paradoxical place in it. Anticipate joy…and some necessary truth-telling.
David Oates writes about the creative arts, nature, and urban life. The Heron Place won the 2015 Poetry Award and publication from Swan Scythe Press (San Francisco). His previous book of poetry Peace in Exile was published by Oyster River. He has been a finalist for various prizes, including the Lascaux Prize, Inlandia Gravendyk Prize, and Nimrod’s Pablo Neruda Award, as well as the 2018 Ars Poetica Prize (from Riddled WithArrows).
Sam Roxas-Chua is the author of Saying Your Name Three Times Underwater, Echolalia in Script, and the Fawn Language. His poems and artwork have appeared in journals including Narrative, December, Cream City Review and an essay/review of his two recent books appear in the Georgia Review and Rhino Poetry.