Teresa Mei Chuc, Derek Sheffield, Jasmine Elizabeth Smith, and Joe Wilkins


Architectural Heritage Center
701 SE Grand Ave. Portland, OR


Jul 09 2023


8:00 pm

Terrain.org 25th Anniversary Reading Portland: Teresa Mei Chuc, Derek Sheffield, Jasmine Elizabeth Smith, and Joe Wilkins

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A Featured Event of the ASLE/AESS Biennial Conference

July 9, 2023 // 8 p.m.

Architectural Heritage Center
Portland, Oregon
Free beer and wine!

Join us at the Architectural Heritage Center for Terrain.org’s 25th Anniversary Reading: Portland, featuring Teresa Mei Chuc, Derek Sheffield, Jasmine Elizabeth Smith, and Joe Wilkins, in conjunction with the ASLE/AESS conference!
Teresa Mei Chuc is the author of three full-length collections of poetry: Invisible Light (Many Voices Press, 2018), Keeper of the Winds (FootHills Publishing, 2014), and Red Thread (Fithian Press, 2012). Her poetry is forthcoming in the Anthology of Southeast Asian Eco-Writing (University of Hawaii Press, 2023), and her new poetry chapbook, Incidental Takes, was published recently by Hummingbird Press. Teresa teaches literature and writing at a public high school in Los Angeles.
With Elizabeth Bradfield and CMarie Fuhrman, Derek Sheffield is the co-editor and co-writer of Cascadia Field Guide: Art, Ecology, Poetry. His other collections include Not for Luck, selected by Mark Doty for the Wheelbarrow Books Poetry Prize, Through the Second Skin, finalist for the Washington State Book Award, and Dear America: Letters of Hope, Habitat, Defiance, and Democracy. He teaches in Western Colorado University’s low-residency MFA program, edits poetry for Terrain.org, and can often be found in the forests and rivers along the eastern slopes of the Cascade Range near Leavenworth, Washington. Catch up with him at www.dereksheffield.com.
Jasmine Elizabeth Smith is a Black poet from Oklahoma. She received her MFA from the University of California, Riverside, and is a Cave Canem and BEI fellow. Her debut collection South Flight (University of Georgia Press) was the winner of the 2021 Georgia Poetry Prize and a finalist for the National Poetry Series. Her poetic work is a confluence of poetry of witness, archival research, and radical imagination, in which she constructs the narratives of both real and invented characters as a space in which previously conceived notions of the Black experience can be challenged, complicated, and dismantled. Her work has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and has been featured in Poetry, World Literature Today, Rhino, and Los Angeles Review of Books, among many others.
Joe Wilkins was born and raised on the Big Dry of eastern Montana and now lives in the foothills of the Coast Range of Oregon. He is the author of a novel, Fall Back Down When I Die, praised as “remarkable and unforgettable” in a starred review at Booklist. A finalist for the First Novel Award from the Center for Fiction and the Pacific Northwest Book Award, Fall Back Down When I Die won the High Plains Book Award and has now been translated into French, Spanish, Italian, and German. Wilkins is also the author of a memoir, The Mountain and the Fathers, and four collections of poetry, including Thieve and When We Were Birds. Wilkins directs the creative writing program at Linfield University and is a member of the low-residency MFA faculty at Eastern Oregon University.

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