Horse Latitudes Author Visit

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Name: Horse Latitudes Author Visit
Date: February 2, 2019
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM PST
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Horse Latitudes Author to Speak at the Hood River Library The Hood River County Library will host Matthew Robinson on Saturday, February 2, at 2 p.m. Robinson will read from his book, The Horse Latitudes and a Q& A will follow. The Horse Latitudes follows one Cavalry platoon’s time in Baghdad, Iraq. The missions are long stretches of boredom broken by flashes of violence. The single sniper shot fired. An IED loosely buried in the roadside, waiting. A schoolyard of kids throwing fist-sized rocks at gun trucks. The enemy is vast and changing, and the downtime is a combination of homesickness, RPGs, and mortar fire. These men suffer through the war, heat, and each other. The Horse Latitudes observes not only the firefights and their aftermath, but also the soldiers’ struggles within themselves: how to fight a faceless enemy, what it means to serve, how one soldiers, what makes a man, what makes a good man, what it might mean to die for this, and what it might mean not to. In addition to authoring The Horse Latitudes, Robinson is the co-author of the story/essay collection The Jesus He Deserved. The recipient of a 2016 Oregon Literary Fellowship, his fiction has been published in the anthology The Road Ahead: Fiction from the Forever War, O-Dark-Thirty, NAILED, Gobshite Quarterly, Split Lip Magazine, and Clackamas Literary Review. Robinson received his MFA in Creative Writing from Portland State University and is the founding editor of the online literary journal The Gravity of the Thing. He lives, writes, and teaches in Portland, Oregon. This program is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact the Hood River County Library District at 541-386-2535,, or visit their website at
Hood River County Library
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502 State Street
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