[Libs-Or] Fwd: A Long High Whistle by David Biespiel

Penny Hummel penny at pennyhummel.com
Wed Apr 1 07:47:34 PDT 2015

Forwarding info about a notable new poetry book (published today) that may be of interest to Oregon libraries…

By David Biespiel (Antilever Press, Pub date: April 1, 2015)

Regular readers of the books section of the Oregonian will remember that from 2003-2013 poet and critic David Biespiel wrote a brief essay on poetry every month in what became the longest-running newspaper column on poetry in the United States. "David Biespiel's column on poetry was a hit with readers from the moment it began in 2003,” writes Jeff Baker, editor of the Oregonian’s book review. "Biespiel brought a lively, accessible style and a sharp critical take to his column, and he did it in an enthusiastic way that showed his readers that poetry can be a joyful, fulfilling part of their lives."

Collected for the first time into a single volume, A Long High Whistle: Selected Columns on Poetry, these enormously popular pieces articulate a profound statement about the mysteries of poetry. 

Unlike any other book about poetry, A Long High Whistle (Antilever Press) provides anyone, from the lover of literature to the mature writer to the beginning poet to poetry students, with a delightful, provocative exploration about how poets become inspired, how poems are written and then experienced by readers, and how poetry situates itself in American life.

A LONG HIGH WHISTLE: SELECTED COLUMNS ON POETRY by David Biespiel (Antilever Press, Pub date: April 1, 2015). 

Link to Distributor
http://www.spdbooks.org/Producte/9781938308109/a-long-high-whistle-selected-columns.aspx <http://www.spdbooks.org/Producte/9781938308109/a-long-high-whistle-selected-columns.aspx>

Book Launch and Reading 
April 19, 4pm, Powell’s on Hawthorne, Portland, free

Interview in Portland Monthly
http://www.portlandmonthlymag.com/arts-and-entertainment/culturephile-portland-arts/articles/portlands-poet-david-biespiel-talks-politics-preservation-and-march-2015 <http://www.portlandmonthlymag.com/arts-and-entertainment/culturephile-portland-arts/articles/portlands-poet-david-biespiel-talks-politics-preservation-and-march-2015>

David Biespiel | President | Attic Institute of Arts and Letters
Studio for Writers  |  The Atheneum  |  Hawthorne Fellows  |  Poets Studio  |  Individual Consult Group
4232 SE Hawthorne Boulevard | Portland, Oregon USA 97215 | 503.963.8783 (m) | 503.236.0615 (w)
facebook.com/davidbiespiel <http://facebook.com/davidbiespiel>  |  linkedin.com/in/davidbiespiel <http://linkedin.com/in/davidbiespiel>  |  twitter.com/DavidBiespiel <http://twitter.com/DavidBiespiel>

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