Joseph Green poetry reading

WVC poetry reading featuring Joseph Green May 31

Joseph GreenPoet Joseph Green will give a poetry reading at 1 p.m. on Thursday, May 31, in Wenatchi Hall room 2105 at Wenatchee Valley College. This poetry reading is free and open to the public.

Green’s poems have been appearing in magazines and other publications since 1975. Many have been collected in his five chapbooks, the most recent of which is That Thread Still Connecting Us (MoonPath Press, 2012), a group of poems that address family dynamics, death, loss and survival. His other collections include The End of Forgiveness (Floating Bridge Press, 2001), His Inadequate Vocabulary (The Signpost Press, 1986), Deluxe Motel (The Signpost Press, 1991) and Greatest Hits: 1975-2000 (Pudding House Press, 2001).

Green taught at Lower Columbia College in Longview for about twenty-five years. He continues to work with his wife, Marquita, to produce letterpress-printed broadsides for other poets through The Peasandcues Press, using woodcuts, linoleum cuts or other visual elements, along with hand-set metal type. At the C.C. Stern Type Foundry in Portland, Ore., he is part of a team striving to preserve the craft of casting the type itself.

This event is sponsored by the WVC English Division, Alcoa and the WVC Foundation.