Hello, Oregon poets & fans of poetry! Our fine poet laureate, Kim Stafford, has agreed to judge a special little contest for Sisters Farmers Market’s TEA & POETRY day (September 22 in Sisters).
Write up a 5-7-5 style haiku about eating, drinking, farming, or cooking. Submit it in person at Paulina Springs Books or at Sisters Farmers Market by September 18. You can also submit via Submittable.com for a small fee. You’re welcome to send in up to 8 haiku for consideration.
All winners will be published in The Nugget Newspaper. Prizes include gift cards to Paulina Springs Books, Mountain Rose Herbs in Eugene (with a substantial online catalog), Jackson’s Corner restaurant in Bend, and Sisters area businesses including Bedouin clothing store and cafe, Seed to Table education farm, Suttle Tea teahouse, Mahonia Gardens farm, and Metolius Artisan Tea.
General info: http://tinyurl.com/foodhaiku
Submittable link: http://tinyurl.com/foodhaiku-submittable (thanks, Plazm magazine, for letting us use your submittable account & for being a sponsor of Sisters Farmers Market – we love the logo you designed for us!)
Thanks! All ages are welcome to participate. Kids, please note your age or grade for separate judging category.
To register or ask questions, email John at firstname.lastname@example.org
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28 @ 10am-4pm
Only 8 spots available!
In this intensive one-day workshop, we will discuss how natural and constructed landscapes affect our identities and shape our writing. We will focus on the places we know, have traveled to, or simply imagine, including both the mundane and the sublime of our surroundings, in search of ways to craft authentic, universal poems that speak directly to readers. This workshop will include studying diverse poems that successfully employ place as metaphors, investigating your own work, writing, and providing feedback.
This intimate workshop will include lessons, analysis of well-known poems, in-class activities and writing, in-depth peer and teacher critiques, and sharing drafts with the class.
Beverages and snacks will be available. Please bring your own lunch.
John Sibley Williams is the author of As One Fire Consumes Another (Orison Poetry Prize, 2019), Skin Memory (Backwaters Prize, University of Nebraska Press, 2019), Disinheritance, and Controlled Hallucinations. A nineteen-time Pushcart nominee, John is the winner of numerous literary awards, including the Wabash Prize for Poetry, Philip Booth Award, and Laux/Millar Prize. He serves as editor of The Inflectionist Review and works as a poetry editor, writing coach, workshop leader, and literary agent. He holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Rivier University and an MA in Book Publishing from Portland State University. Previous publishing credits include: The Yale Review, Midwest Quarterly, Southern Review, Sycamore Review, Prairie Schooner, The Massachusetts Review, Saranac Review, Atlanta Review, TriQuarterly, Third Coast, and various anthologies. Visit him at https://www.johnsibleywilliams.com.