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Submission Call (Amalie Rush Hill)
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 … Continue reading
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Salem Poetry Project Featuring Clemens Stark and Robert Jones 7:00 pm
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 … Continue reading
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MAC Poetry Post: Call to Writers
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 … Continue reading
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Salem Poetry Project Featuring Joe Wilkins 7:00 pm
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 … Continue reading
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Parade of Authors 12:00 pm
Parade of Authors @ Another Read Through
Aug 11 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
From 12-3 in the courtyard in front of the shop, we have local authors reading in 15 min increments.Like this:Like Loading...
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Call for Sports Poetry (The Poeming Pigeon)
Call for Sports Poetry (The Poeming Pigeon) @ The Poetry Box
Aug 15 – Sep 30 all-day
THE SPORTS ISSUE: On Your Mark, Get Set, GO! Submit your poems for our 8th issue of The Poeming Pigeon. The theme, this time around, is SPORTS. Share your love of the game. Share stories from a fan’s perspective. Relive … Continue reading
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Salem Poetry Project Featuring Nitza Hernández-López 7:00 pm
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. … Continue reading
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Parade of Authors 12:00 pm
Parade of Authors @ Another Read Through
Aug 18 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
In the courtyard in front of the shop we have local authors reading in 15 min increments, from 12-3.Like this:Like Loading...
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Salem Poetry Project Featuring Rosemary Lombard 7:00 pm
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 … Continue reading
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Salem Poetry Project Featuring Stephanie Lenox 7:00 pm
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: … Continue reading
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Milwaukie First Friday Poetry Reading and Open Mic 10:33 pm
Milwaukie First Friday Poetry Reading and Open Mic @ St. John the Evangelist Church
Aug 31 @ 10:33 pm – 11:33 pm
First Friday Poetry Reading and Open Mic, September 7, 2018 Milwaukie First Friday Poetry Reading and Open Mic. Come and share poetry! The Milwaukie Poetry Series of the Ledding Library of Milwaukie and St. John the Evangelist are delighted to … Continue reading

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2018
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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2018
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.

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2018
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/

Aug
11
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2018
Parade of Authors @ Another Read Through
Aug 11 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

From 12-3 in the courtyard in front of the shop, we have local authors reading in 15 min increments.

Aug
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Wed
2018
Call for Sports Poetry (The Poeming Pigeon) @ The Poetry Box
Aug 15 – Sep 30 all-day

THE SPORTS ISSUE:

On Your Mark, Get Set, GO! Submit your poems for our 8th issue of The Poeming Pigeon. The theme, this time around, is SPORTS. Share your love of the game. Share stories from a fan’s perspective. Relive your glory days. Share how sports have shaped you as person. Dive into controversy surrounding our favorite athletes. We invite you to interpret and expand upon the theme however you like.

The Sports Issue scheduled for release in Spring 2019.

Submission Period: Aug 15 – Sep 30, 2018

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2018
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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2018
Parade of Authors @ Another Read Through
Aug 18 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

In the courtyard in front of the shop we have local authors reading in 15 min increments, from 12-3.

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2018
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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2018
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/