Poet Laureate Anis Mojgani
Sunday, July 31, 2022
1 pm in the Wonder Garden*
Free Admission, but registration is required.
Join us for the closing event for our monthlong Poetry Walk. Come listen to Oregon’s Poet Laureate, Anis Mojgani, read from his work in the Wonder Garden.
“ANIS MOJGANI IS A TRICKSTER AND A PHILOSOPHER, A THEOLOGIAN AND A ROCK STAR.”
– PULITZER PRIZE FINALIST LUIS URREA,
AUTHOR OF THE DEVIL’S HIGHWAY
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. 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; and 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, Mojgani 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 five books of poetry and the libretto for Sanctuaries, his first children’s book is forthcoming from Chronicle Books. Originally from New Orleans, Anis currently lives in Portland Oregon.
Check out videos of Anis Mojgani here.
Oregon’s Poet Laureate is appointed by Governor Kate Brown. The Poet Laureate program is a collaborative project of the state’s five cultural partners: Oregon Arts Commission, Oregon Humanities, Oregon Heritage Commission, Oregon Historical Society, and State Historic Preservation Office, with funding from the Oregon Cultural Trust.
Photo by Hilde Franzsen
*If the weather requires us to move indoors, we’ll ask for proof of vaccination and will need to limit the audience to 50 attendees. Masks are optional.
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July 31, 2022
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Oregon’s Poet Laureate, Anis Mojgani, reads from his work in the Wonder Garden.
595 Laneda Avenue, Manzanita, Oregon
Situated on the main street in Manzanita just a few blocks west of Highway 101, the Wonder Garden is located next to the North Tillamook Library.