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2023 Diann Blakely Visiting Poet: Allison Cobb

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The Creative Writing Program is pleased to present a reading by the inaugural Diann Blakely Visiting Poet Allison Cobb.  The winner of the inaugural Diann Blakely National Poetry Competition will also be announced at the event.

Cobb is the author of four books: Plastic: an Autobiography (winner of the Oregon Book Award); Green-WoodAfter We All Diedand Born2. Cobb’s work has appeared in Best American Poetry, Denver Quarterly, Colorado Review, and many other journals. She was a finalist for the Oregon Book Award and National Poetry Series; has been a resident artist at Djerassi and Playa; and received fellowships from the Oregon Arts Commission, the Regional Arts and Culture Council, and the New York Foundation for the Arts. Allison works for Environmental Defense Fund and lives in Portland, Oregon.

More about the Diann Blakely Visiting Writer and National Poetry Competition here.

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