7 pm on Wednesday July 10
Poets Penelope Scambly Schott and Andrea Hollander will be here to read from newly published books.
Penelope Scambly Schott’s new book is Lillie was a goddess Lillie was a whore and
is published by Mayapple Press of Woodstock, New York. It’s a poetic
look at the world’s “oldest profession” – prostitution. By turns funny,
wise, historical, contemporary, sacred and profane, this book is a
thoughtful consideration of the subject by a poet with an unflinching
imagination. Ms. Schott’s previous books include several chapbooks and
collections. She is the recipient of an Oregon Book Award for Poetry.
She is a resident of Portland and Dufur, Oregon.
Andrea Hollander’s new book is Landscape with Female Figure: New and Collected Poems, 1981 - 2012,
published by Autumn House Press of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She is the
author of three previous chapbooks and three full-length poetry
collections. She has won many honors for her poetry and memoir work,
including two NEA fellowships, a D.H. Lawrence Fellowship and a Pushcart
Prize. She spent twenty-two years as Writer-in-Residence at Lyon
College in Batesville, Arkansas and now lives in Portland.