Boise City Dept. of Arts & History | 2013
Boise resident Diane Raptosh has been selected as Boise’s first Poet Laureate. Ms. Raptosh is a professor of English and the Eyck-Berringer Endowed Chair at The College of Idaho. She is the recipient of a number of honors and awards in the field of poetry, including her recent selection as Idaho Writer in Residence, and is the author of American Amnesiac (Etruscan Press, 2013), among others.
The Boise Poet Laureate will create and read three new works pertinent to BOISE 150 themes of Environment, Enterprise, and Community at selected BOISE 150 events. The Poet Laureate will also present other readings and workshops throughout the sesquicentennial year.
Mixed Muses: Writing Poetry About Art | Surel's Place - 212 E. 33rd St., Garden City August 14 | 6:30 - 8:30 pm Join Boise Poet Laureate, Diane Raptosh, for a free writing workshop that investigates the intersection of poetry, fine art, and place. Open to writers of all levels. REGISTER> Release of American Amnesiac | Rediscovered Bookstore - 180 N 8th St. August 22 | 6:00 - 8:00 pmRediscovered Bookstore hosts Boise's Poet laureate Diane Raptosh as she reads and signs her newest collection of poetry, American Amnesiac. Following the manic journey of a man stripped of memory, the poems in American Amnesiac confront the complexities of being American in an age of corruption, corporations, and global conflict. LEARN MORE>
As a part of this biennial event, Boise Poet Laureate Diane Raptosh will read a poem written on the BOISE 150 theme of Enterprise. Presented every two years, the Mayor's Awards celebrate people, organizations and businesses that have contributed to Boise's artistic and cultural community. LEARN MORE>
Visit the Collister Library to listen to Boise's Poet Laureate Diane Raptosh read from her new collection American Amnesiac. For more information, contact Liz Clift.
The City of Boise is dedicated to enhancing Boise's quality of life by working in
partnership with the community to foster and support citizen well being and healthy
The City's arts, culture, and history are integral parts of our everyday experience and a vivid expression of our diversity, depth, and dreams.
A partnership formed with the vision of preserving the Boise Foothills and trail
Ensures youth of Boise access to affordable, quality, and engaging out-of school
Idaho's premier family recreation center.
Identifies advantages of doing business in the City of Boise.
Explore our wild community, develop a sense of place, and discover the lessons in