Don Colburn came to poetry late, in the midst of a long career as a journalist. He worked as a reporter for The Washington Post and The Oregonian and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in feature writing. Since 2006, he has published five poetry collections, including four chapbooks. All five either won or placed in national manuscript contests. His newest volume, Mortality, With Pronoun Shifts, won this year’s Cathy Smith Bowers chapbook prize. He doesn’t think it’s as morbid as it sounds.
Don Colburn reads on November 13, 2019, at 6:30 p.m. at the St. John the Evangelist Church, 2036 SE Jefferson St.