Oregon Poet Laureate at CBPL, April 11

Thursday, April 11, Oregon Poet Laureate Anis Mojgani will visit the Coos Bay Public Library to offer a poetry writing workshop and an evening poetry reading in honor of National Poetry Month. The workshop will be held from 4-5pm. Mojgani will read his work beginning at 6:00pm. The program is geared towards teens and adults ages 12 and up; no reservations are required. Anis Mojgani is the tenth Poet Laureate of Oregon. A two-time individual champion of the National Poetry Slam and winner of the International World Cup Poetry Slam, he has been awarded residencies from the Vermont Studio Center, Caldera, AIR Serenbe, The Bloedel Nature Reserve, The Sou’wester, and the Oregon Literary Arts Writers-In-The-Schools program. Anis has done commissions for the Getty Museum and the Peabody Essex Museum, and his work has appeared on HBO, National Public Radio, and as part of the Academy of American Poets Poem-A-Day series; and in the pages of the NYTimes, Rattle, Platypus, Winter Tangerine, Forklift Ohio, and Bat City Review. Known for his performances and well regarded for them the world over, Mojgani has performed at hundreds of universities across the U.S.; festivals around the globe such as the Sydney Writers Festival, Jamaica’s Calabash festival, and Seoul’s Young Writers Festival; and for audiences as varied as the United Nations and the House of Blues. The author of five books of poetry and the libretto for Sanctuaries, his first children’s book is forthcoming from Chronicle Books. Originally from New Orleans, Anis currently lives in Portland Oregon. The Oregon Poet Laureate is supported in part by a grant from the Oregon Cultural Trust, investing in Oregon’s arts, humanities and heritage. You can follow the Oregon Poet Laureate on Facebook at For more information about Poet Laureate program, contact Oregon Humanities at For additional information regarding current services and upcoming programs at the Coos Bay Library, please contact the Coos Bay Public Library by calling (541) 269-1101 or visit us online at

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