Broadfork Farm: Trout Lake, Washington
July 03, 2017
6.0 X 0.16 X 9.0 inches | 0.25 pounds
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About the Author
Tricia Knoll is an Oregon poet who grew up in an affluent suburb of Chicago. She earned degrees in literature from Stanford University (BA) and Yale University (MAT). For decades she worked in communications for the City of Portland. Starting in 2014, she delved into current discussions on race relations in the United States to examine the influences of ancestry, education, childhood experiences and more on her understanding of her own white privilege and how she can work to change the influences of her background. Many of the poems in How I Learned to Be White have appeared in anthologies or journals related to racial justice. She spent three years on Portland's Human Rights Commission with an intense interest in people who were homeless and people with disabilities. She has a minor speech disability.
Shawn Aveningo Sanders grew up in St Louis, Missouri and after a bit of globetrotting finally landed in Portland, Oregon, where she miraculously overcame her lifelong fear of birds upon meeting two baby juncos in her backyard. She believes poetry is the perfect literary art form for today's fast-paced world, due to its power to stir emotion in less than two minutes. Since 2008, Shawn's work has appeared globally in over 150 literary journals and anthologies. She's a Pushcart nominee, Best of the Net nominee, and managing editor for The Poeming Pigeon. She was named Best Female Poet-Performer in the Sacramento News & Review Reader Poll (2009) and was winner of the first poetry slam in Placerville, California (2012). Shawn is a proud mother of three amazing adults, and she shares the creative life with her husband, Robert. You can learn more about her at RedShoePoet.com.