Since we seem to be strolling down memory lane in the last couple of posts, let me take you back to March of this year and a post about poet Kathleen Halme winning the prestigious Oregon Literary Arts Walt Morey Fellowship. It was awarded for her latest book, Drift and Pulse.
And now the prestigiousness keeps rollin' on in (since we all know that's what prestige likes to do) with the announcement that Drift and Pulse and Kathleen have been annointed finalists for the Oregon Literary Arts Stafford/Hall Award for Poetry along with three other poets. (One of the other people is Floyd Skloot and, while I absolutely adore his name, I won't be rooting for him to win. Sorry, Floyd. You gotta stick with the poet you know. You know?)
You've got a couple of opportunities to hear Kathleen read from the Drift and Pulse coming up, one of which will feature some of the nominees reading from their work. So get your bets made. I'm putting my money on Kathleen by a nautical mile.
Details: Kathleen Halme reading from Drift and Pulse. Wed., Oct. 17; 7:30 pm; $5 donation. The Press Club, 2127 SE Clinton. Phone 503-232-4517.
Party for Oregon Book Awards Nominees and readings by some of the finalists. Fri., Nov. 16; 5:30 pm; free. The Cleaners at the Ace Hotel, 403 SW 10th Ave. Phone 503-227-2583.
Oregon Book Awards Ceremony. Sun., Dec. 2; 7:30 pm; tickets $15 available online. Portland Art Museum, Fields Ballroom, Mark Building, 1119 SW Park Ave. Phone 503-227-2583.