From Oregonlive.com July 31, 2021:
The Ursula K. Le Guin stamp, the 33rd in the U.S. Postal Service’s Literary Arts series, was released Tuesday in a ceremony at the Portland Art Museum.
Among those who spoke at the event was Portland arts critic Martha Ullman West, a longtime friend of Le Guin’s; Oregon Arts Watch published her remarks. Other speakers were Linda Long, Le Guin’s archivist at the University of Oregon, who held the audience rapt with tales of what it was like to work with the author to assemble the Ursula K. Le Guin papers, and India Downes-Le Guin, who spoke eloquently and movingly about deepening her relationship with her grandmother through the letters they exchanged while Downes-Le Guin attended college out of state. I also made some remarks, focusing on Le Guin’s penchant for writing letters to the editor, yet another endeavor in which she excelled. Many of us in the newsroom certainly remember the one in which she took The Oregonian itself to task for an article about the armed occupation of her beloved Malheur National Wildllife Refuge, accusing the paper of “parroting the meaningless rants of a flock of Right-Winged Loonybirds infesting the refuge.”
Want a Le Guin stamp for yourself, maybe for your own letter to the editor? Visit your local post office or the Postal Service’s online store.
For the USPS video honoring Le Guin, see here.