Noël Hanlon presents Trusting Distance

Annie Bloom's welcomes back Portland poet Noël Hanlon, to read from her new collection, Trusting Distance.

Praise for Hanlon:

Molly Gloss: "Like letters from a cherished friend, Noël Hanlon’s poems are intimate and generous, unconcealing, deeply observant of loss, of family, of love.  Her connection to the natural world runs deep, and when she reflects on the mysteries of the earth and the heart--the solace of the night sky, the death of pigs, the weeding of a garden, “these little questions of life like love/I cannot answer but intuit”—we begin to see, word by word, how everything holds together, and we are brought closer to an understanding of the inexplicable."

Naomi Shihab Nye: “Noël Hanlon’s poems embody the rich, heady beauty of relationship – loving links to soil, animals, beloved people, intricate memory. So many moments of presence in a life – so much to hold and experience and let go of, within each of those moments – I love the transporting ferocity of her language spirit, and its utter gentleness, all at once.  Balancing everything.  Call to attention!”

Event date: 
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Event address: 
7834 SW Capitol Hwy
Portland, OR 97219