Third Tuesday Authors: Emmett Wheatfall and Christopher Luna

Tuesday, November 21, 2023 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm

On Tuesday, November 21 at 5:30pm two premier Oregon and Washington poets, Emmett Wheatfall and Christopher Luna, feature for the first time together. Both will share poetic works covering different genres and forms. Each an excellent poet in their own right will surely inspire and enlighten.

Emmett Wheatfall lives in Portland, Oregon. He features, writes, records, publishes, and performs poetry to music. Fernwood Press, an imprint of Barclay Press has published 3 books of Emmett's poetry. His collection titled As Clean as a Bone was published in May 2018. As Clean as a Bone was a 2019 Eric Hoffer Award Finalist as well as a da Vinci Eye award finalist. Our Scarlet Blue Wounds followed As Clean as a Bone and was published in November 2019. With Extreme Prejudice, Lest We Forget June 2022 and poetry chapbook First Among Beautiful Stars September 2023. For more biographical information visit

Christopher Luna is a poet, editor, teacher, writing coach, and artist who served as the Inaugural Poet Laureate of Clark County, WA from 2013-2017. Luna has an MFA from the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics. He is the co-founder, with Toni Lumbrazo Luna, of Printed Matter Vancouver, an editing service and small press for Northwest writers. He and Morgan Paige co-host the LGBTQ+ friendly, all ages and uncensored Ghost Town Poetry Open Mic in Vancouver, WA, founded by Christopher in 2004. Christopher Luna’s books include Voracity (Lightship Press, 2022), Exchanging Wisdom: A Guide for Parents of the Autonomous (The Poetry Box, 2021 with Angelo Luna), Message from the Vessel in a Dream (Flowstone Press, 2018), Brutal Glints of Moonlight, and The Flame Is Ours: The Letters of Stan Brakhage and Michael McClure 1961-1978 (Big Bridge).

Photographer credit Alisha Jucevic

This event will take place in-person at the Library and will be livestreamed on LOPL's YouTube channel.

This presentation is made possible by the Friends of the Lake Oswego Public Library. For more information, please contact Alicia Yokoyama, Adult Services Librarian, at 503-534-4228/