Chris Anderson and Lex Runciman
Poets Chris Anderson and Lex Runciman join us to read from their newest work. Chris Anderson is a professor of English at Oregon State University and a Catholic deacon. He has written fourteen books, including poetry and nonfiction. His newest book is You Never Know, published by Stephen F. Austin University Press. This collection of poems celebrates the presence of a Mystery, a Longing, in our memories and in our lives. David Biespiel describes the book as "an elegant testimony to the joy of making sense of everyday moments." Anderson was born in Colville, Washington, and received his BA in English from Gonzaga University in Spokane and his MA and PhD in English from the University of Washington. He joined the faculty at Oregon State University in 1986 and served for twenty years as the Composition Coordinator.
Lex Runciman was born and raised in Portland and has lived most of his life in Oregon's Willamette Valley. He is the author of several collections of poetry, including The Admirations, which won the Oregon Book Award for Poetry in 1989. His most recent collection is Salt Moons, published by Salmon Publishing. He holds graduate degrees from the writing programs at the University of Montana and the University of Utah. Runciman taught for eleven years at Oregon State University and for twenty-four years at Linfield College. For ten years he and his wife ran the small press Arrowood Books.