Manzanita Writers' Series Presents

Book Release Event for Emily Ransdell
One Finch Singing
Sunday, June 18, 4 pm
In the Main Room
Please register if you plan on coming.

Poet Emily Ransdell writes poems of celebration and of grief, the extraordinary moments of ordinary life viewed through the twin lenses of loss and long love.  Join us to hear Emily Ransdell read from her debut collection, One Finch Singing, on Sunday, June 18th at 4 pm.

“To grieve for anyone is to grieve for everyone,” writes Emily Ransdell in her debut collection, an exploration of personal loss against a backdrop of the larger losses of our time. Emily’s home is the Pacific Northwest — its beauty and fragility both loom large, even in poems that confront pandemic isolation, illness and the deaths of loved ones. These are poems that remind us that to be alive in this moment is to be aware of loss. Yet One Finch Singing is not a book of sorrows. In poem after deeply felt poem, Emily shows us that grief is a measure of love, and the two are inexorably linked. One Finch Singing is a collection that looks back in grief and forward in hope.

“An exquisite debut volume of poems” —-Andrea Hollander, author of Blue Mistaken for Sky.

About Emily

Emily Ransdell’s poems have appeared in Poetry Northwest, Poet Lore, Tar River Poetry, Terrain, River Styx, CALYX, American Life in Poetry, and elsewhere. She has been a finalist for the Rattle Poetry Prize and the New Millennium Writing Award, and was runner-up for the Prime Number Poetry Prize from Press 53 as well as the New Letters Poetry Prize. She divides her time between Camas, Washington and Manzanita, Oregon, where she has taught poetry classes at the Hoffman Center for the Arts.

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