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Omar El Akkad’s ‘What Strange Paradise’ wins Oregon Book Award for fiction

Omar El Akkad’s novel, “What Strange Paradise,” tells the story of a 9-year-old Syrian migrant who washed up on a Greek island and the teenage girl who risks her own safety to try to help him. Omar El Akkad received the Ken Kesey Award for Fiction on Monday at the 35thth annual Oregon Book Awards …

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Poetry month: Oregon portraits | Oregon Arts Watch

April is, among many other things (including the occasional delivery of surprise snowstorms), National Poetry Month, a celebration brought to life in 1996 by the Academy of American Poets and carried out with rhythmic regularity every year since. The occasion has prompted Portland photographer KB Dixon, a frequent ArtsWatch contributor and a portraitist of note, …

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