Fertile Ground Portland

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The Poetry Foundation’s Best Poetry of the Year? Now at Fertile Ground December 17, 2009

One of the coolest fusion projects participating in this year’s Fertile Ground Creative Festival is a collaboration between poet David Biespiel and Oregon Ballet Theatre dancer Gavin Larsen. It’s called Incorporamento and it will be an intriguing test of the possibilities of interconnecting spoken word and movement performance.

David is the head of the Attic Writer’s Workshop, which does amazing work with creating space for writers to develop their craft. He also edited Poetry NW. How he found time to still WRITE himself is a mystery to me. But it seems to have paid off, with a huge honor from the Poetry Foundation. Check out their release below:

David Biespiel’s The Book of Men and Women named Best Poetry of the Year by The Poetry Foundation.

The Attic is pleased to announce that founder, director, and writer-in-residence David Biespiel’s newest collection of poems, The Book of Men and Women, has been named by The Poetry Foundation as the Best Poetry of the Year. Read more

David Biespiel is widely recognized as one of the leading poets of his generation, a liberal commentator on national politics for Politico, & also one of the nation’s experts in teaching writing. Learn more about David Biespiel

Founded in 1999, the Attic Writers’ Workshop is a unique literary studio that hosts creative writing workshops and private consultations for over 350 writers every year.

Congratulations David! We can’t wait to see how your work translates into dance through the expressive work of one of Oregon Ballet Theatre’s most talented dancers.


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