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  • Oregon Poetry Association Fall 2019 Contest Winners

    Poet’s
    Choice — Carl Adamshick, Judge

    1st Place: “Tiny Blue Flowers” by
    Danielle Stricklin, Eugene, OR

    2nd Place: “Original Face” by
    Michael Selker, Portland, OR

    3rdPlace: “My Selfie Poem”
    by Cynthia Jacobi, Newport, OR

    1st Honorable Mention: “Barbizon
    Nightgowns” by Sandra Rokoff-Lizut, McMinnville, OR

    2nd Honorable Mention: “Do Not Be
    Afraid” by Michael Hanner, Eugene, OR

    3rd Honorable Mention: “Death’s
    Usher” by Jessica Mehta, Hillsboro, OR

    Members
    Only — Leah Stenson, Judge

    1st Place: “You Never Can Replace a Dog
    You Love” by David Hedges,
    West Linn, OR

    2nd Place: “To the Moon after the Blood
    Red Moon” by Amy Baskin, Portland, OR

    3rd Place: “Here a Small Rain” by
    Nancy Christopherson, Baker City, OR

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    Uttered Chaos, Laura LeHew

    ISBN# 978-0-9889366-6-9

    2016, 35 pp., $10.00

    www.utteredchaos.org

    In And if the Dead Do
    Dream
    , Anita Sullivan draws the reader into her personal realm: her house,
    her walks in the woods, her family. She answers “Where Did You Grow Up?” and
    signs her “Dear Baobab” letter “Love, Anita.” Fully two-thirds of the poems in
    this collection are in first person. Even the handful of poems told in second
    person are an interior dialogue, as in “Critical Mass” where Sullivan writes,

    Upon an early January
    afternoon/resolve to leave this house/ / you’ve stayed in far too long
    .

    And as much as she is trying to communicate with herself and
    her environment, Sullivan ... Read all of this item.

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MOST RECENT POET’S SPOTLIGHT

  • 2019 Spring Contest Winner: 1st Place, Theme–Climate

    June 9, 2019

    Judge’s comments

    I ultimately awarded first place to “Loaded trunk falling down a flight of stairs like choir birds” for its unrelenting imagery and the author’s broad perspective on the theme.

    —Nancy Carol Moody

    Poet bio

    Shari Crane Fox comes from Cherokee, Lakota, Blackfoot and Irish roots. She holds advanced degrees from the University of Arizona, UCSD, and Stanford. She has received finalist and honorable mentions, most recently in the Oregon Poetry Association and Patricia Dobler contests. She believes raising three children solo to be her most significant achievement. She recently moved to Portland with a Pomeranian-Chihuahua rescue named Bernie, and to prove fairytales come true, married her high school ... Read all of this item.

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