Northwest Voices presents poets Donald Levering and Joseph Green.
Join in the dialog and celebrate the voices of our region and our community.
We welcome the opportunity to bring community and writers together. Come listen, join in the dialogue, and celebrate the voices of our region and our community.
Main Building, Room 145
Longview Public Library, Magazine Reading Room
Donald Levering was born in Kansas City and grew up there and in Oceanside, New York. In addition to being awarded a NEA Fellowship, he won the Quest for Peace Prize in rhetoric, the 2017 Tor House Foundation Prize and was Runner-Up for the Ruth Stone Prize in 2016. The Water Leveling with Us from Red Mountain Press, placed 2nd in the 2015 National Federation of Press Women Creative Verse Book Competition. His latest book, Coltrane’s God, was Runner-Up for the 2016 New England Book Festival. He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Joseph Green retired from teaching in 2010, his twenty-fifth year at Lower Columbia College. His poems have appeared in such publications as The Bellingham Review, Cooweescoowee, Crab Creek Review, 5 AM, Free Lunch, Hubbub, Litspeak Dresden (Germany), Nimrod, Pearl, Pontoon, Slipstream, The Stony Thursday Book (Ireland), Terrain.org, The Threepenny Review, Wilderness, Willow Springs, and ZYZZYVA, among others; and two of the poems from his most recent collection, What Water Does at a Time Like This were featured on Garrison Keillor's program The Writer's Almanac. Together with his wife, Marquita, he produces letterpress-printed poetry broadsides through The Peasandcues Press.
Colleges, libraries and writers are natural community partners. Both seek to reach out to readers, stimulate thinking and engage people in the pursuit of ideas.
Northwest Voices author events are held quarterly during the academic year (Fall, Winter, Spring). Attendance is open to the public. There is no charge to attend.
Northwest Voices is funded by Lower Columbia College Foundation, Longview Public Library, Friends of the Longview Public Library, Longview Library Foundation, Washington State Arts Commission, and Humanities Washington.
To arrange accommodation for a disablity call 360.442.2341.
Campus closed on Fridays during summer session (July Aug).