Manzanita Writers' Series Presents

Anis Mojgani Reading
April 21 | 3:00-5:00pm
Free for the Community | Register to ensure your spot | Walk-ins Welcome
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Hoffman Center for the Arts | 594 Laneda Avenue | Manzanita

 

Poetry Reading with Oregon Poet Laureate Anis Mojgani

About the book~The Tigers, They Let Me
In his sixth poetry collection, Anis Mojgani’s verses create the yearning for rebirth, thriving love—a love of self and tenderness in a sorrowful world. Drawing inspiration from Rexroth and Lorca, Mojgani explores the joys of desire, both in the presence of others and during moments of solitude. These new poems reflect a touchless world, navigating the balance between loneliness and being alone. Mojgani invites readers on a voyage of intimacy, planting ideas with hope and openness, ready to witness the flowers that bloom along the way.

About the author
Anis Mojgani is the current Poet Laureate of Oregon. A two-time individual champion of the National Poetry Slam and winner of the International World Cup Poetry Slam, he has been awarded residencies from the Vermont Studio Center, Caldera, AIR Serenbe, The Bloedel
Nature Reserve, The Sou’wester, and the Oregon Literary Arts Writers-In-The-Schools program. A recipient of an Academy of American
Poets Poet Laureate Fellowship, Anis has done commissions for the Getty Museum and the Peabody Essex Museum; and his work has appeared on HBO, National Public Radio, and as part of the Academy of American Poets Poem-A-Day series. His work has appeared in the pages of the NYTimes, Rattle, Platypus, Winter Tangerine, Forklift Ohio, and Bat City Review.

Known for his performances and well regarded for them the world over, Anis has performed at hundreds of universities across the U.S.;
festivals around the globe such as the Sydney Writers Festival, Jamaica’s Calabash festival, and Seoul’s Young Writers Festival; and
for audiences as varied as the United Nations and the House of Blues. The author of six books of poetry and the opera libretto for
Sanctuaries, his first children’s book is forthcoming from Holiday House/Neal Porter Books. His latest poetry collection is, The Tigers
They Let Me. Originally from New Orleans, Anis currently lives in Portland Oregon.

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  •  April 21, 2024
     3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

April 21–Anis Mojgani Reading

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594 Laneda Avenue, Manzanita, Oregon, 97130, United States

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Situated on the main street in Manzanita just a few blocks west of Highway 101, the Hoffman Center is located across the street from the North Tillamook Library.