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David Wagoner at Gig Harbor Poetry Series

The Gig Harbor Poetry Series continues tonight with leading Northwest poet David Wagoner, who will read at the Gig Harbor Library from his most recent collection of poetry, “After the Point of No Return.”

Wagoner has published over 20 books of poetry, and has been acclaimed for his skilful, insightful work. He has won many literary awards including the Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize, two Pushcard Prizes and the Academy of Arts and Letters Award, and has twice been nominated for the National Book Award. Professor emeritus at the University of Washington, he has also written ten novels, and been given

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State Poet Laureate Kathleen Flenniken and more at Gig Harbor fall 2012 Poetry Series

The Friends of Gig Harbor Library kick off their annual poetry series next Thursday night with State Poet Laureate Kathleen Flenniken, at the Gig Harbor Library. Flenniken will read from her second collection of poems, “Plume,” recently published by the University of Washington Press. Flennikan grew up in Richland, Washington next door to the Hanford nuclear site at the height of the Cold War, working there for three years as an engineer. She describes the poems in “Plume” as “nuclear-age songs of innocence and experience set in the ‘empty’ desert west.”

The fall poetry series goes on every

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