Friday, June 28, 2013

Oregon Poet Laureate Paulann Petersen to introduce Joy Harjo

“You must not forget me when I’m long gone, for I loved you so dearly….”
--Jim Pepper, Remembrance

Oregon’s Poet Laureate Paulann Petersen to speak opening night

Paulann Petersen

We are very happy to announce that Paulann Petersen, the State of Oregon’s Poet Laureate, has accepted our invitation to speak and will introduce Joy Harjo to the audience on opening night, the evening of Wednesday, August 7.

Paulann has long been an admirer of Joy Harjo’s poetry, and also has fond memories of her time as a student of Jim Pepper’s mother, Floy Pepper, at Richmond Grade School.

Following Paulann’s remarks there will be the long-awaited performance of:

Joy Harjo and the Arrow Dynamics Band
Featuring Larry Mitchell and Grayhawk Perkins

Find out more about Paulann Petersen here:

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