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Fireweed Blossoms: A Literary Celebration and Community Gathering

  • Literary Arts 925 Southwest Washington Street Portland, OR, 97205 United States (map)

Join Literary Arts for a multigenerational community celebration to honor the release of Fireweed Blossoms, a stunning collection of poetry by local writer Kazumi Heshiki. Kazumi was born on Okinawa Island in 1930 and his book reflects a lifetime of reflection in various states and countries. "In this breath-taking collection," says Lo Kwa Mei-En, "Kazumi Heshiki colors the human relationship to the world with natural gravity and creative luminescence. Every poem tilts the world into a unique quality of light."

Poems from Fireweed Blossoms will be performed alongside drummers from Portland TAIKO by a dynamite cast of readers, including: Neil Aitken, Trevino Brings Plenty, RaShaunda Brooks, Natalie Figueroa, Jenna Marie Fletcher, Stacey Tran, Vaughn Kimmons, Ryan Nakano, Chris Rose, and Sam Roxas-Chuas.

Doors open at 6:30pm | FREE & EVERYBODY WELCOME