We are so excited to welcome Oregon’s own Poet Laureate, Anis Mojgani, to Plaisance! Join us for an evening of inspiring spoken word, good wine and a celebration of our Applegate community.
Friday, September 22nd, 5:30-7:30 p.m. (Last tasting flight 3:30pm)
Poetry in the Pasture - sponsored by A Greater Applegate - Featuring Oregon Poet Laureate Anis Mojgani, Oregon Book Award finalist Nick Jaina, and local elder Dot Fisher-Smith
Wood-fired Pizza available by Hiphop PizzaShop (veg & gluten free options available)
Wines by the glass, bottle and beer
No dogs allowed. We love them but, please find alternate care for your pups and 4-legged friends.
Any minors must be under direct adult guardian supervision at all times.
Anis Mojgani is the current Poet Laureate of Oregon. He is an American spoken word poet, visual artist and musician based in Portland, Oregon. Mojgani has been characterized as a "geek genius" with "fiercely hopeful word arias.” 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. A recipient of an Academy of American Poets Poet Laureate Fellowship, 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. His work has appeared in the pages of the NYTimes, Rattle, Platypus, Winter Tangerine, Forklift Ohio, and Bat City Review.
Nick Jaina is an author and musician living in Oakland, California. His 2015 memoir Get It While You Can was a finalist for the Oregon Book Award. His work has appeared in McSweeney's, Atlantic Monthly, Wilderness House Review, Somnambulist, Oregon Journal of the Humanities, and many other places. He has composed music scores for feature films, such as the indie comedy All Sorts and the forest fire documentary Elemental. He also co-founded a ballet collective in New York City, in which he was the musical composer and worked with dancers from Juilliard and New York City Ballet and performed works at the Baryshnikov Center and BAM Center for the Arts.
Dot Fisher-Smith is an artist, counselor, group facilitator and networker, community elder and longtime resident of the Rogue Valley. She is the subject of an award-winning documentary called An Ordinary Life. She is a lover of nature and of poetry--the ineffable. She says, "Poetry has saved my life many times."