Don Colburn: Mortality with Pronoun Shifts
Portland poet Don Colburn returns to Broadway Books at 7 pm on Wednesday, April 24th, to read from his newest collection of poems, Mortality with Pronoun Shifts, winner of the 2018 Cathy Smith Bowers Chapbook Contest. Colburn has produced five poetry collections, including four chapbooks. A longtime reporter for The Washington Post and The Oregonian, he was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in feature writing. He has an MFA in poetry from Warren Wilson College.
His first chapbook, Another Way to Begin, won the Finishing Line Press Poetry Prize, and his full-length collection, As If Gravity Were a Theory, won the Cider Press Review Book Award. Other writing honors include the Discovery/The Nation Award, residences at The MacDowell Colony and Yaddo, and three Pushcart nominations.