Sins of the Fathers: Memoirs of Inheritance
When:November 10 @ 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
Winningstad Theatre (Poetry Foundation Stage)
1111 SW Broadway
Portland, OR 97205
Three memoirs reckon with complicated family histories and the struggle to reconcile the past and the future. In Crux: A Cross-Border Memoir, Jean Guerrero delves deep into her family’s shadowy past as she investigates her father’s self-destructive and erratic behavior, straddling the border between truth and fantasy. The Gospel of Trees recounts Apricot Irving’s experience growing up a missionary’s daughter in Haiti, and her struggle to understand her father’s choices as an adult. In Air Traffic: A Memoir of Ambition and Manhood in America, Pulitzer Prize winner Gregory Pardlo learns to be a poet, a father, and a teacher as he grapples with the irresistible yet ruinous legacy of masculinity he inherited from his father. Moderated by Brian Evenson, author of A Collapse of Horses.