Brewery News: OR: Bend: Ale Apothecary collaborates with OSU's Emily Carr, to release "Minotaur", celebrating release of "Whosoever Has Let a Minotaur Enter Them, Or a Sonnet"

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Emily Carr, director of the low-residency Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program and poet at Oregon State University – Cascades in Bend, Ore is celebrating the release of her third collection of poems, “Whosoever Has Let a Minotaur Enter Them, Or a Sonnet --,” published by McSweeny’s.

A 2015 Pushcart Prize finalist, Carr’s teaching and research interests include eco-feminism, contemporary North American poetics, the eco-gothic and the fairy tale, dream work, and the literature of body image and eating disorders.

How does a love poet fall out of her marriage and back in love with the world? In this collection of divorce poems, Carr explores the notion that, though an experiment we will never quite master, love is worth having—even, and especially, in the moment when we are falling out of it.

To coincide with the release of “Whosoever Has Let a Minotaur Enter Them, Or a Sonnet --,” Carr collaborated with brewer Paul Arney of the Ale Apothecary brewery in Bend, Ore. to create a limited edition beer called “Minotaur.” Carr wrote copy for the bottle label and tag.  The ale can only be purchased with her new collection.

Upcoming opportunities to hear book readings in Bend, and sample the Minotaur beer include:

·         May 23, 3 p.m.to 5:30 p.m., Tin Pan Theater, Bend
·         May 26, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.,  Crow's Feet Commons, Bend
·         June 8, 6 p.m., A Minotaur Feast, The Workhouse in Bend.  The feast includes a five-course meal inspired by the beer and book, with readings interspersed through the evening, and Minotaur beer conversations with Paul Arney.

Carr has been a finalist in seven national book contests, most notably The National Poetry Series 2011. Her second book of poetry, “13 Ways of Happily: Books 1 & 2” (Parlor Press 2011) was chosen by Cole Swensen as winner of the 2009 New Measures Poetry Prize. She has received fellowships from the Vermont Studio Center, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, the Jack Kerouac House, Writers in the Heartland and Camac Centre d'Art.

Carr received a bachelor's degree from the University of Missouri, a master of fine arts from University of North Carolina-Wilmington and a Ph.D. from the University of Calgary.

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About OSU-Cascades: Oregon State University’s branch campus in Bend, Ore., features outstanding faculty in degree programs that reflect Central Oregon’s vibrant economy and abundant natural resources. Nearly 20 undergraduate majors, 30 minors and options, and four graduate programs include computer science, energy systems engineering, kinesiology, hospitality management, and tourism and outdoor leadership. The branch campus expanded to a four-year university beginning fall 2015; its new campus will open in fall 2016.
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