[Local events] Thurs. 4/3, Joanna Klink & Prageeta Sharma

David Abel passages at rdrop.com
Thu Mar 27 23:02:52 PDT 2008

Portland State University presents a reading by

Joanna Klink and Prageeta Sharma

Smith 238
Thursday, April 3
7:00 p.m.

For more information contact Michele Glazer at glazer at pdx.edu.

Joanna Klink will also read at Lewis & Clark College on Friday, April 4, 
3:00 p.m., Aubrey Watzek Library, Pamplin Room.

For further information contact Megan Cahn at 503-768-7405.

The poems in Joanna Klink’s second collection is Circadian (Penguin, 
2007), take as their guiding vision circadian clocks. Klink uses rhythm 
and lyricism to explore both inner and outer landscapes in poems that 
tie human life to the systems and cadences of nature. The poet Linda 
Gregg writes that Joanna Klink’s “intensity makes the world visible.” 
Klink’s first book was They Are Sleeping (University of Georgia Press, 
2000). She teaches poetry at the University of Montana.

Prageeta Sharma is the author of three books of poetry, Bliss to Fill 
(Subpress Collective, 2000), The Opening Question (Fence Books, 2004. 
Winner of the 2004 Fence Modern Poets Prize) and Infamous Landscapes 
(Fence Books, 2007). In her newest collection, Sharma writes of the 
experiences of a class-displaced, first-generation Hindoo Romantic, and 
her landscapes and language follow whimsically and cannily from that 
position. Sharma is the Director of Creative Writing at the University 
of Montana.

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