Oregon School for the Deaf senior Trayshun Holmes-Gournaris is only the second deaf student to win the state's Poetry Out Loud competition by performing three poems using American Sign Language. He will now represent Oregon at the national semifinal round.
Shortly after Anis Mojgani was named Oregon's poet laureate, a pandemic broke out and Mojgani found himself stuck at home in Portland. He shifted toward virtual readings and workshops, doing what he could to make the most of his new role.
On this episode of "Literary Arts: The Archive Project," Diannely Antigua, Jericho Brown, and Malcolm Tariq discuss the power of poetry and the individual experience at the 2019 Portland Book Festival.