A native of McCall, Rutsala is the grandson of pioneers in the Finnish community of Long Valley. His family moved to Portland during the Depression, and he's lived there ever since. Among Rutsala's many awards are the Pushcart Prize. He was also a finalist for the National Book Award.
The broadsides are on loan from Lewis & Clark College in Portland. They will be on display until mid-July and you can see them whenever the Library is open.
Alan Virta, Head Librarian, Special Collections