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Braden, Desmond to perform at Auburn's Poetry at The Station Bistro

Allen Braden is the author of
Allen Braden is the author of 'A Wreath of Down and Drops of Blood' (University of Georgia) and 'Elegy in the Passive Voice' (University of Alaska/Fairbanks), winner of the Midnight Sun Chapbook Contest. His poems are forthcoming in the North American Review, Conversations Across Borders and The Bedford Introduction to Literature.
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Poetry at The Station Bistro presents the works of Allen Braden and Brian Desmond on Monday, Oct. 7.

The program is from 7-9 p.m. at the Bistro, 110 Second St. SW, No. 125, one block south of West Main Street, on the east side of the Auburn Transit Center.

Coffee and conversation follow readings. It is an open mic opportunity. The public is invited.

About the poets

Braden is the author of "A Wreath of Down and Drops of Blood and Elegy in the Passive Voice".

He was raised on a cattle ranch outside White Swan. His grandfather grew up in Tacoma and his great-grandfather helped establish what's now called the Old Tacoma Cemetery. Allen teaches research and writing at Tacoma Community College.

Desmond likes the word "wanderlust." He was born in Cyprus and has lived in Iran, Ecuador, Madagascar, Okinawa, England, and in several disparate states. His poems are often rootless, though some have been fortunate to find fertile soil in City Arts Magazine, Phoebe, In Tahoma's Shadow, Phrasings, WRIST, and Tacoma in Images and Verse.

Desmond seems to move through jobs, too. He has worked as an actor, director and playwright at theaters throughout the country; as a professor in Theatre and English departments at numerous universities; as a narrator of recorded books; as a performer in film and television; and as a mascot for a professional baseball team.


LINKS: Presented by The Station Bistro:

Northwest Renaissance, and Auburn Striped Water Poets.

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