Third Saturday Poetry is Everything at BookTree is proud to present Ann Tweedy and Scot Siegel!
Reading with Open Mic: 6:15-8 p.m.
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Scot Siegel was born in Oakland, California, and grew up near Lake Tahoe where he was a nationally ranked junior ski racer. He has lived in the Pacific Northwest since 1987 and resides in Lake Oswego, Oregon. Siegel is the author of five books of poetry, most recently The Constellation of Extinct Stars and Other Poems (Salmon Poetry, 2016) and Thousands Flee California Wildflowers (Salmon Poetry, 2012). He has received awards and commendations from the Oregon Poetry Association, Nimrod International, Aesthetica (UK), Poetry Northwest, and the Oregon State Library. The late US Poet Laureate, Philip Levine, recognized Siegel’s long poem, “Pages Torn From a Schoolmarm’s Diary,” as a Finalist with Honorable Mention in Nimrod International’s 2012 Pablo Neruda Poetry Prize Competition. Scot's Website
Siegel also an urban planner and has received awards for his work with small towns and cities across the western United States. Scot's Website
Poet Ann Tweedy’s first full-length collection, The Body’s Alphabet,
explores the body’s spiritual and physical journeys in exquisitely crafted, lyrical poems. These poems mine family relationships marred by mental illness and abandonment, complicated romances and friendships, connections to the natural world, and intense and sometimes fraught interactions with strangers.
Ann Tweedy’s poetry has been published in Rattle, Clackamas Literary Review, Berkeley Poetry Review, Wisconsin Review, and many other places. She is also the author of two chapbooks—White Out (Green Fuse Press 2013) and Beleaguered Oases (tcCreative Press 2010)—and she has been nominated for two Pushcart Prizes and a Best of the Net Award. In addition to writing poetry, she has served as a law professor and is a legal scholar. She currently serves as in-house counsel for an Indian tribe in Washington State. Ann grew up in Southeastern Massachusetts and graduated from Bryn Mawr College and the University of California, Berkeley School of Law. She is also an M.F.A. candidate at Hamline University. To learn more, visit Ann's website.