The Word Works and The Writer’s Center present Café Muse featuring Don Colburn and Lesley Wheeler. Join a few minutes early to listen to Michael C. Davis playing guitar music before the featured readers begin at 7:30pm. Registration is free but required to get the Zoom link for the event. To do so go to https://sites.google.com/
DON COLBURN is the author of five poetry collections, including four chapbooks, the latest of which is Mortality, with Pronoun Shifts (Main Street Rag, 2019), winner of the 2018 Cathy Smith Bowers Poetry Award. His full-length As If Gravity Were a Theory (Cider Press, 2006) won the Cider Press Book Award. His prize-winning poems have been anthologized and widely published, among others in Comstock Review, River Styx, The Nation, and Ploughshares. A longtime reporter for The Washington Post and The Oregonian, he was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in feature writing. He lives in Portland, OR.
LESLEY WHEELER is the author of two chapbooks and five full-length collections, most recently, The State She’s In (Tinderbox Editions, 2020), and a debut novel, Unbecoming (Aqueduct Press, 2020). Heterotopia (Barrow Street, 2010) won the Barrow Street Press Poetry Prize 2010 and was a finalist for the Library of Virginia Book Award in Poetry. Her poems and essays appear in such journals as The Common, Poetry, Ecotone, Massachusetts Review, Poet Lore, Cimarron Review, Beloit Poetry Journal, and Gettysburg Review. She is Poetry Editor of Shenandoah and lives in Lexington, VA.