At 1:30 PM on Saturday, September 15, North Bend Public Library will present a poetry reading featuring Richard Robbins, and local poet Thomas Mitchell. Mitchell, who was raised in New York and California, has lived in Oregon since 1980.  He received his Masters from California State University, Sacramento, where he studied with the poet, Dennis Schmitz.  He received an MFA from the University of Montana, where he worked with Richard Hugo and Madeline De Frees.  His first collection of poems, The Way Summer Ends, was published in 2016.  Caribou, his new book of poetry, was released in April 2018. His poems have appeared in many journals, including The New England Review, New Letters, and most recently in the Valparaiso Poetry Review and Miramar Magazine. Richard Robbins was born in Los Angeles and grew up in Southern California and Montana. He studied as an undergraduate with Glover Davis and Carolyn Forché at San Diego State University, and as a graduate student with Richard Hugo, Madeline DeFrees, Tess Gallagher, and William Pitt Root at the University of Montana. He has published five full-length books: The Invisible Wedding was published in 1984 by the University of Missouri Press as part of its Breakthrough Series, Famous Persons We Have Known in 2000 by Eastern Washington University Press, and The Untested Hand in 2008 by The Backwaters Press. Radioactive City won the Bellday Prize and was published in 2009 by Bellday Books. Other Americas was released in 2010 by Blueroad Press. His most recent collection, Body Turn to Rain: New & Selected Poems was published in 2017. For more information, please contact the North Bend Public Library at 541-756-0400.