Drake to present reading at Linfield College

Barbara Drake, professor emerita of English at Linfield College, will read from her latest collection of poems, “Driving One Hundred,” Tuesday, Feb. 16, at 7:30 p.m. in the Jereld R. Nicholson Library at Linfield.

Drake taught creative writing and literature at Linfield from 1983 to 2007. Her work has appeared in numerous collections, magazines and anthologies. Among other titles, her books include “Peace At Heart: An Oregon Country Life” (essays), published by OSU Press, “Love at the Egyptian Theatre,” published by Red Cedar Press, Michigan State University, “What We Say to Strangers,” published by Breitenbush Books, and her newest poetry collection, “Driving One Hundred,” published in October by Windfall Press. She is also the author of “Writing Poetry,” a popular college creative writing textbook, in print since 1983. Drake lives with her husband on a small farm in Yamhill County where they raise sheep and wine grapes. She continues to write and to present readings and workshops.

The reading is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by Friends of Nicholson Library and Linfield English Department. For more information, contact Susan Barnes Whyte, 503-883-2517.