The Raymond Carver Festival will be celebrating the legendary author and poet’s 75th birthday in a series of events this spring in Port Angeles. You are invited to take part in your own community with programs for adults and children, schools, civic organizations, and libraries.
Please note the “Carver/Roethke” button that has been added to The Far Field banner, above. There you will find resources to help you create a program around the poems of Washington’s own Raymond Carver, along with Theodore Roethke. Poet Tess Gallagher (Carver’s widow and a student of Roethke) and poet Alice Derry have secured permissions for poems by Carver and Roethke that you may download for reading, recitation, and discussion, and have designed lesson plans for high school students and elementary students. There is even a beautiful poster that you can download to help you publicize your event.
Please help us spread the word about this marvelous opportunity!