September 28, 2005

Glenn Storhaug

cosponsored by Spare Room and Lewis & Clark College Special Collections

Wednesday, September 28
7:00 pm

Watzek Library, Lewis & Clark College

(to carpool, contact David Abel at passages at rdrop dot com; if you're driving, see parking information below)

For thirty years, poet and translator Glenn Storhaug has published finely-printed books of poetry from his Five Seasons Press in Hereford, England, presenting work by Americans Allen Ginsberg, Gary Snyder and Wendell Berry, as well as British poets Michael Hamburger, Alan Halsey, Michael Horovitz, Ann Stevenson and Roy Fisher, among many others.

His recent publications are a translation of Swedish poet Mary Varme's wild satire The Lord of Misrule, and his own For Silver See Blue, a meditation on sea travel, northern and Mediterranean landscapes, and redemption, in the spirit of Pericles and The Tempest, continuing a theme first explored in his 1975 collection Sailing from Stavanger.

He is in residence at Lewis & Clark College's William Stafford Center for three weeks in September and October.

hold on to the story
in outcrops of limestone
seen here & there
like a rolling whale-back
under waves of scrub
of holm oak
of lost plots
of oak ache

[from For Silver See Blue]

Driving Directions:

"The location will be The Watzek Library, Lewis & Clark College, 7:00. The nearest parking will be below the Fir Acres Theater. When arriving from the north along Terwilliger, take the first entrance into the college, downhill passing the football field on the right, then uphill to a large parking lot. Climb two small flights of steps, passing the theater on the right, to the grassy space in front of the new Howard Hall. The Library is at the far end of the grassy space."