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Please join us to celebrate the launch of That Place Where You Opened Your Hands, Susan Leslie Moore's debut collection of poems. Fellow authors Evan P. Schneider and Natalie Garyet will joining Moore to read as well.
Celebrating the tension between what we imagine and what we know the world to be, Moore's collection of poems moves between certainty and doubt, dead seriousness and determined playfulness. Exploring identity and the exterior and interior selves we create through the natural world, language, and relationships, the poems of That Place Where You Opened Your Hands bring the ordinary rhythms of life and motherhood into coexistence with wilder truths. As Moore writes, "If I can't be singular / in purpose, let me be quietly adrift," but these are not quiet poems. The Place Where You Opened Your Hands, published by University of Massachusetts Press, won the 2019 Juniper Prize in Poetry.
Moore is a Portland-based poet and director of programs for writers at Literary Arts. Her work has appeared in Poetry Northwest, Willow Springs, New York Quarterly, and Quick Fiction, and she is coeditor of Alive at the Center: Contemporary Poems from the Pacific Northwest.
This event is free and open to the public. Broadway Books is located at 1714 NE Broadway, Portland. For more information, contact Kim Bissell or Sally McPherson(503) 284-1726 or firstname.lastname@example.org.