Showing 39 results for tag Literature

Power, Privilege, and Racial Diversity in Oregon

Willamette University professor Emily Drew will lead participants in a conversation about the challenges to creating racially diverse, inclusive communities despite the accomplishments since the civil rights era.

Event | March 10, 2019

Our Most-read Stories of 2018

Our readers' favorite articles and videos from the past year explore stories of identity, place, and belonging.

Beyond the Margins | December 13, 2018

Think & Drink with Omar El Akkad

The 2018–19 Think & Drink series on Journalism and Justice continues with a conversation with reporter and novelist Omar El Akkad, author of American War.

Event | March 20, 2019

"Poetry Builds Community"

Kim Stafford is Oregon’s ninth Poet Laureate.

Magazine | August 30, 2018

Black History Month Film Series: "I Am Not Your Negro"

Self Enhancement, Inc. presents Raoul Peck's film I Am Not Your Negro, followed by a panel discussion with Aisha Karefa-Smart, a niece of James Baldwin, and Darrais Carter, assistant professor of Black studies at Portland State university. This program is made possible in part by a Responsive Program Grant from Oregon Humanities.

Event | February 17, 2018

Read. Talk. Think.

Things that make you say O. Hm.

Magazine | December 15, 2017

Sarah Shulman: Reading <i>Conflict Is Not Abuse</i>

This free, facilitated reading group is part of PICA's World AIDS Day Program.

Event | December 3, 2017

On Bearing Bad News

Robert Leo Heilman writes about trying and failing to save library services in Douglas County.

Beyond the Margins | November 21, 2017

Think & Drink with Walidah Imarisha

A conversation on criminalization, poverty, prisons, harm, and systems of accountability within the US criminal justice system with writer and educator Walidah Imarisha.

Event | October 9, 2017

Remembering Peter Sears

We were saddened to learn of the death of former Oregon Poet Laureate Peter Sears, who passed away July 20.

Beyond the Margins | July 25, 2017

All Our Voices

Mary Thompson, a 2016 graduate of Humanity in Perspective—a college humanities course for adults facing barriers to their education—shares what the program has meant to her and what she hopes for the future in her address to the 2017 graduating class.

Humanity in Perspective | May 3, 2017

Talking about Dying Resources

Talking about Dying | March 14, 2017

Unbuttoned into the Blow

Conversation Project leader, poet, and essayist Wendy Willis defends human fragility.

Magazine | December 6, 2016

Questioning Beliefs

Humanity in Perspective | May 20, 2016

So to Speak

Novelist Laila Lalami on moving between languages to find her voice

Magazine | December 18, 2015

The Long Boat

Talking about Dying facilitator Jenny Sasser reads Stanley Kunitz's poem "The Long Boat" in this animated video produced by Dan Sadowsky for Oregon Humanities.

Beyond the Margins | December 2, 2015

The Rim of the Wound

Writer Wendy Willis's open letter to the students of Columbia University Multicultural Affairs Advisory Board, with a special note to her daughters.

Magazine | August 11, 2015

Magazine Podcast: Fix

Jaimie Passaro talks about parenting through bipolar episodes with Oregon Humanities editor Kathleen Holt

Beyond the Margins | August 6, 2015

The Most Important Place We Have Yet Devised

Humanity in Perspective | July 21, 2015

Another Life

I think often of the taste of my grandfather's grapes and of the meat from my father's knife. An essay by Hanna Neuschwander

Beyond the Margins | November 18, 2014

What's the Use?

Why bother with history? Why bother at all? An essay by Robert Leo Heilman

Beyond the Margins | October 16, 2014

To Begin Is to Start

An excerpt from Spells, a novel-within-photographs

Magazine | July 31, 2014

In Defense of Navel-Gazing

To understand the world, we must first understand ourselves. An essay by Jay Ponteri

Magazine | March 25, 2014

The Thing with Feathers

Joanna Rose on a writer's road trip gone wrong

Magazine | March 25, 2014


Readers write about "Me"

Magazine | March 23, 2014

Imaginary Metropolis

What do the cities of science fiction books and films say about the way we perceive the cities we live in? An essay by Dan DeWeese

Magazine | December 5, 2013

What It Means to Say Portland

Mitchell S. Jackson on the experience of growing up Black in North and Northeast Portland.

Magazine | December 5, 2013

A Region by Any Name

From Ecotopia to Cascadia Megaregion, visions of the Pacific Northwest have been secessionist in nature. An essay by Carl Abbott

Magazine | November 8, 2013

One Giant Step

Coming of age during the hopeful days of American space exploration. An essay by Dmae Roberts

Magazine | November 8, 2013

Burning Bushes

When it comes to attention-getting spectacles, God is no longer the only game in town. An essay by Dan DeWeese

Magazine | July 25, 2013

An Anecdotal Glossary of Spectacle

M. Allen Cunningham sorts through our landscape of scandal, show, and distraction

Magazine | July 25, 2013

After the Fall

Somewhere beyond fate and reason, the real work of being human begins. An essay by John Holloran

Magazine | April 4, 2011

Résumé of Failures

The stories of struggle, insecurity, and loss behind a successful writer’'s accomplishments. By Kim Stafford

Magazine | April 4, 2011

Laughing Into the Abyss

The existential howl of Jewish American humor. By Scott Nadelson

Magazine | December 5, 2010

The Artist as Worker

Rilke would never have understood the current desire to merge commerce and creativity. An essay by M. Allen Cunningham

Magazine | August 10, 2010

Go Ahead and Look

In praise of forbidden looking. An essay by Scott Nadelson

Magazine | March 17, 2010

Just Look and Read

Can photography make a poem more accessible? By Henry Hughes and Paul S. Gentry

Magazine | March 17, 2010

Here, Not There

A wife looks to the Greeks when her husband is called away to war. An essay by Sarah Gilbert

Magazine | November 23, 2009