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Salem Poetry Project Featuring Doug Stone 7:00 pm
Salem Poetry Project Featuring Doug Stone @ IKE Box
Jul 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Doug Stone lives in Albany, Oregon. He has been a social worker, policy analyst, and consultant on public policy issues. His chapbook, In the Season of Distress and Clarity (Finishing Line Press) came out in 2017. He won the Oregon … Continue reading
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Salem Poetry Project Featuring Tim Pfau 7:00 pm
Salem Poetry Project Featuring Tim Pfau @ IKE Box
Jul 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Tim Pfau is a retired EMT, Auditor and Union Organizer who now watches grandchildren, studies symbolism and tells stories in Salem, Oregon. A former Board Member of the Oregon Poetry Association, his poems have appeared in journals, newspapers, anthologies, radio … Continue reading
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Salem Poetry Project Featuring 1ra Antologia de la Poesia Oregoniana
Salem Poetry Project Featuring 1ra Antologia de la Poesia Oregoniana @ IKE Box
Jul 19 all-day
This evening will be a celebration of the book “1ra Antologia de la Poesia Oregoniana” by the Instituto de Cultura Oregoniana. This book emerges from the First Contest of Oregonian Poetry in Spanish. Along with the winning works, a careful … Continue reading
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Snaps! Open Mic Poetry Reading 6:30 pm
Snaps! Open Mic Poetry Reading @ Just Bob
Jul 20 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Open to all, all to be open! Come listen to the words of the universe & celebrate the 6 month milestone of Pure Expression! *Currently looking for sweet souls to sign up for readings (email PureExpression.space@gmail.com)* -Day-of sign up begins … Continue reading
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Salem Poetry Project Featuring Dale Champlin 7:00 pm
Salem Poetry Project Featuring Dale Champlin @ IKE Box
Jul 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
After many years as a graphic designer, illustrator and copywriter, Dale Champlin now devotes most of her time to writing poetry. Her MFA in painting and photography developed her critical eye. Dale’s first book of poetry, Doggerel; twelve dogs and … Continue reading
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Salem Poetry Project Featuring Dale Champlin @ IKE Box
Jul 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

After many years as a graphic designer, illustrator and copywriter, Dale Champlin now devotes most of her time to writing poetry. Her MFA in painting and photography developed her critical eye. Dale’s first book of poetry, Doggerel; twelve dogs and one cat, and her chapbook, Twisted Furniture, were published last year. Currently she is working on two collections, Leda, and Feathers, a series of monochords about birds. When she’s not writing poetry, Dale designs books, publicity campaigns and logos. As adjunct to the board of the Oregon Poetry Association, she is the editor of the 2017 Verseweavers collection of poetry. Dale is the current director of Conversations With Writers, a monthly presentation by accomplished writers leading spirited discussions about the craft of writing. Dale has published in Social Justice Poetry, North Coast Squid, and VoiceCatchers.

Featured reader begins at 7:00 and the open mic will directly follow. Our hosts, the Ike Box, feature a wide variety of beverages and snack options!

The Ike Box is located at 229 Cottage St NE in Salem, at the intersection of Chemawa and Cottage.
http://www.ikebox.com/

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Salem Poetry Project Featuring Clemens Stark and Robert Jones @ IKE Box
Aug 2 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Robert Hunter Jones spent three years as a logger in the Oregon Coast Range and two years working the swing shift in a sawmill in his home town of Lakeside, Oregon. His poetry has appeared in Alaska Quarterly Review, American Poetry Review, Cumberland Poetry Review, and as well as his own collections Winter Garden, which won the 2014 Gerald Cable Book Award (Silverfish Review Press) and The Clever Man’s Forest (Traprock Books, 2011). Since 1990 he has taught Literature and Theory of Knowledge at American International School of Vienna, in Vienna, Austria, where he lives with his wife and two children. Clemens Starck, Oregon poet and carpenter, lives in the foothills of the Coast Range, outside of Dallas. He is the author of six books of poetry, including the award-winning Journeyman’s Wages (1995) and the most recent Old Dogs, New Tricks (2016). His collected poems, Cathedrals & Parking Lots, will be published in November 2018.

Featured reader begins at 7:00 and the open mic will directly follow. Our hosts, the Ike Box, feature a wide variety of beverages and snack options!

The Ike Box is located at 229 Cottage St NE in Salem, at the intersection of Chemawa and Cottage.
http://www.ikebox.com/

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Salem Poetry Project Featuring Joe Wilkins @ IKE Box
Aug 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Joe Wilkins is the author of a memoir, The Mountain and the Fathers, and three collections of poetry, including When We Were Birds, winner of the 2017 Oregon Book Award in Poetry. His debut novel, Fall Back Down When I Die, is forthcoming from Little, Brown in early 2019. He lives with his family in western Oregon, where he directs the creative writing program at Linfield College.

Featured reader begins at 7:00 and the open mic will directly follow. Our hosts, the Ike Box, feature a wide variety of beverages and snack options!

The Ike Box is located at 229 Cottage St NE in Salem, at the intersection of Chemawa and Cottage.
http://www.ikebox.com/

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Salem Poetry Project Featuring Nitza Hernández-López @ IKE Box
Aug 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Nitza Hernández-López was born in Puerto Rico and is a retired professor at the University of Puerto Rico. Her art works include acrylic painting, photography, and poetry. Lopez’ has been exhibited at events and art galleries in Salem and Independence,OR. In December She won the third prize in the Poetry Contest of the Institute of Oregonian Culture (ICO) and several of her poems have been published in the 1A Antologia de Poesia Oregoniana. Her poems and art pieces reflect her social concerns, multicultural identity and her connection with her origins.

Featured reader begins at 7:00 and the open mic will directly follow. Our hosts, the Ike Box, feature a wide variety of beverages and snack options!

The Ike Box is located at 229 Cottage St NE in Salem, at the intersection of Chemawa and Cottage.
http://www.ikebox.com/

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Salem Poetry Project Featuring Rosemary Lombard @ IKE Box
Aug 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Animal behaviorist/writer Rosemary Douglas Lombard enjoyed roles as biomedical librarian, naturalist, and university teacher, but cherishes decades exploring turtles’ cognitive potential. She won firsts in nonfiction and poetry and published in Bay Nature and Verseweavers, among others. Writings include Turtles All the Way (Finishing Line Press) and WIP Diode’s Experiment.

Featured reader begins at 7:00 and the open mic will directly follow. Our hosts, the Ike Box, feature a wide variety of beverages and snack options!

The Ike Box is located at 229 Cottage St NE in Salem, at the intersection of Chemawa and Cottage.
http://www.ikebox.com/

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Salem Poetry Project Featuring Stephanie Lenox @ IKE Box
Aug 30 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Stephanie Lenox is the author of three poetry collections, most recently The Business, winner of the Colorado Prize for Poetry, and Congress of Strange People, a collection of poems inspired by Guinness World record holders. Her textbook, Short-Form Creative Writing: A Writer’s Guide and Anthology, is forthcoming from Bloomsbury this fall. She lives in Salem where she works as an instructional editor for Chemeketa Press.

Featured reader begins at 7:00 and the open mic will directly follow. Our hosts, the Ike Box, feature a wide variety of beverages and snack options!

The Ike Box is located at 229 Cottage St NE in Salem, at the intersection of Chemawa and Cottage.
http://www.ikebox.com/

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Grants Pass: Poetry as Protest @ Josephine County Community Library, Grants Pass
Sep 22 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Third in a series of workshops led by Lisa Baldwin and H. Ni Aodagain, members of OPA and of Applegate Poets.

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Grants Pass: Tradition! Tradition! @ Josephine County Community Library, Grants Pass
Dec 22 @ 1:39 am – 2:39 am

Fourth in a series of workshops led by Lisa Baldwin and H. Ni Aodagain, members of OPA and of Applegate Poets.