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Maria W. Faust Sonnet Contest – DEADLINE 6/1/2018 12:00 am
Maria W. Faust Sonnet Contest – DEADLINE 6/1/2018
Jun 1 @ 12:00 am
Dear State President/NFSPS State Society, As sponsor and Director of the GRSF/Maria W. Faust Sonnet Contest, for the past several years I have made it a point to contact all State Presidents for whom an email address is available through … Continue reading
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Salem Poetry Project Featuring Poets of Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties 7:00 pm
Salem Poetry Project Featuring Poets of Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties @ IKE Box
Jun 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Ventura and Santa Barbara counties in California are home to many fine poets, names not generally known in Oregon. This evening will be a quick tour through several poets of the area featuring two poets from there, Abigail Brandt … Continue reading
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Portland: Painting Foucault’s: A Year at the Bookshop 7:00 pm
Portland: Painting Foucault’s: A Year at the Bookshop @ Mother Foucault's Bookshop
Jun 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Join us on Friday, June 8 at 7pm, for an artist reception celebrating the work of Mother Foucault’s painter-in-residence, Brooke Budy, who set up drop cloth, easel, and canvas at various spots in the shop over the course of the past year to create … Continue reading
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10-10-10: Celebrating 10 years of Write Around Portland at HOTLIPS Pizza
10-10-10: Celebrating 10 years of Write Around Portland at HOTLIPS Pizza @ HOTLIPS Pizza
Jun 10 all-day
For 10 years, HOTLIPS Pizza has provided the space for community writing workshops twice a month to support Write Around Portland’s mission to change lives through the power of writing. On June 10, we’re celebrating with 10 hours of writing! … Continue reading
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Salem Poetry Project Featuring Amanda Hiland 7:00 pm
Salem Poetry Project Featuring Amanda Hiland @ IKE Box
Jun 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Amanda Hiland grew up hiking through the forests of the Pacific Northwest. She is very fond of rain, colored pens, and chai tea. She teaches Special Education by day and is a major astronomy enthusiast at night. Much of her … Continue reading
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Salem Poetry Project Featuring Elizabeth Pakravan 7:00 pm
Salem Poetry Project Featuring Elizabeth Pakravan @ IKE Box
Jun 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Elizabeth Pakravan has an extensive multicultural background. She is currently working at Linn Benton Community College as an Employment Outreach and Business Advisor, also as a TV Host in CVEL PUNTO. At age of 13 Pakravan won a national award … Continue reading
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Grants Pass: Working it Out 1:00 pm
Grants Pass: Working it Out @ Josephine County Community Library, Grants Pass
Jun 23 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Second in a series of workshops led by Lisa Baldwin and H. Ni Aodagain, members of OPA and of Applegate Poets.Like this:Like Loading...
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Salem Poetry Project Featuring Ariel 7:00 pm
Salem Poetry Project Featuring Ariel @ IKE Box
Jun 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Salem’s own red-head, Ariel, will be sharing her “Bits of Cyn” collection; whimsical and sensual erotica that will get you feeling the summer heat. You’ll never think about plums, buttons & coffee the same again … and you’ll blush when … Continue reading
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Grants Pass: Working it Out @ Josephine County Community Library, Grants Pass
Jun 23 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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

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Salem Poetry Project Featuring Ariel @ IKE Box
Jun 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Salem’s own red-head, Ariel, will be sharing her “Bits of Cyn” collection; whimsical and sensual erotica that will get you feeling the summer heat. You’ll never think about plums, buttons & coffee the same again … and you’ll blush when you do! Ariel, a Pacific Northwest poet, typically writes Plathian free-verse about the Pacific Northwest, being human, and politics with insightful wit. Her recent publishing credits include “Moments Before Midnight” & “On The Platform, Waiting” anthologies. Active in Willamette Valley, she often collaborates on poetry/art projects. Get to know her at poetariel.net.

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!

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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 Poetry Association’s Fall, 2016 Poet’s Choice Award for his poem Things You Know But Cannot Explain. .His poems have been published in numerous journals and in the anthology, A Ritual To Read Together: Poems in Conversation with William Stafford.

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 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 and mixed-media shows.

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 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 selection of the work of the most representative Hispanic poets in Oregon is presented. “Our Hispanic essence and our surrounding reality are anchored to the fact that we are Spanish speakers in an Anglo-Saxon world. We are Spanish speakers of diverse origins and with unique cultural nuances united by our mother tongue: Spanish. We live a thriving and fascinating reality… We can say that there is in Oregon a poetic vein in Spanish language that cries for being heard.”

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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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 at 6:30pm and readings start at 7:00pm.
-Coffee and alcoholic libations will be available for purchase to help buzz your groove.
-Respectful and open vibes only. While this is an all ages event, poets will not be censored and are free to speak their minds.
-$0 cover charge, donations welcome to help support artists

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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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Submission Call (Amalie Rush Hill)
Aug 1 all-day

We are seeking Oregon poets to submit their work to Bob Hill Publishing, Inc., to be considered for inclusion in a collection of poetry.
All profits after publisher’s expenses are met, will be donated to benefit the work of the ACLU.
As a follow-up to our recently published book, Moments Before Midnight, again the subject will be your reaction to the current political milieu, bigotry, climate change, immigration or other recent events that impact people in general, and Oregonians in particular.
Please keep your poem under three pages and be careful about your language, as we prefer that you not use x-rated words. We honor your right of free speech, so be aware that any profanity used must be necessary to the message of the poem. Otherwise, we will look for your passion, concern and skill.
Number the pages and put your name on every page. Poems must be typed, single-spaced is fine. One poem per page, one column per page, and no more than five poems. Use a 12-point font New Times Roman or Helvetica, no fancy fonts, please.
This book will be a print volume available at independent bookstores in OR. If your poem is included in the volume, you will receive a complimentary copy of the book.
Your poem will be considered on its merits, chosen by the publisher. The editors will be using MLA (Modern Language Association www.mla.org) as the standard for editing and formatting. Final decisions will be at the discretion of the editors.
The deadline for submissions is August 1. 2018. We look forward to receiving your poetry. All work will be considered.

Send your submissions to:
Amalie Rush Hill
artistic.license468@gmail.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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MAC Poetry Post: Call to Writers @ Multnomah Arts Center
Aug 7 – Oct 1 all-day

A panel of writers will choose ten to twelve pieces of poetry or prose to be featured in Multnomah Arts Center’s poetry post throughout 2019! With the writer’s permission, selected pieces will also be shared on MAC’s Facebook page. Kim Stafford called MAC’s poetry pole “just exactly what it is, the most beautiful poetry post in Portland,” built and designed by five local artists, with nearly 200 poems distributed to the
public each month.

Guidelines:
• Email up to two typed works, no longer than one page each (Word or PDF format) to:
sarah.brenner@portlandoregon.gov
• Include short bio and phone number in your email.
• Poetry with English translation welcome.
• Content should be appropriate for all ages.
• Submissions must be received by 10/1/2018. Writers will be notified of decisions by
12/1/2018.