Oregon Book Award Finalists Announced

Ursula K. Le Guin, Mary Szybist, Joe Sacco and Craig Thompson among nominees.

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The finalists for the 27th annual Oregon Book Awards have just been announced, and it's looking like the highest profile competition may be in the poetry section this year. The full list of nominees is at the bottom of this post. The fiction competition contains a mix of authors tough to put in the same category. The collected short fiction of esteemed science fiction writer Ursula K. ...   More
 
Monday, January 6, 2014 by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Poet Mary Szybist Wins National Book Award

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Portland-based poet Mary Szybist has won the National Book Award for poetry for her latest collection, Incarnadine.Szybist, who teaches English at Lewis & Clark College, accepted the award tonight in Manhattan. Poetry "is what some describe as soul-making; I count myself among them," she said during her acceptance speech. "Speaking differently is what I aspire to."WW reviewed Incarnadine this past ...   More
 
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 AARON MESH

Mary Szybist, Incarnadine

To: Donkey Sanctuary. Re: What I want.


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Even for avid readers of all genres, poetry can sometimes feel a bit…unapproachable. But the poems of Portland-based writer Mary Szybist read more like a letter from an old friend, familiar an   More
 
Wednesday, February 6, 2013 PENELOPE BASS

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