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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.

• Email up to two typed works, no longer than one page each (Word or PDF format) to:
• 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

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


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

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.

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.

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.

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 the First Friday poetry readings on Friday, September 7 from 6 – 7:30 p.m. This reading and open mic will take place in the meeting room at St. John the Evangelist Church, 2036 SE Jefferson St, Milwaukie, OR 97222.
The readers will be some of our community leaders featuring Greg Chaimov, Clackamas Community College Board of Education, Angel Falconer, Milwaukie City Councilor, Sonya Fischer, Clackamas County Commissioner and Wilda Parks, Milwaukie City Councilor. They will read their own work or favorite poems for approximately 40 minutes.
An Open Mic session will follow for all who wish to read their own work or some of their favorite poems. To get on the open mic list in advance or for information about the Milwaukie Poetry Series readings and other events, please contact Tom Hogan at 503.819.8367 or
There will be a sign-up sheet at the event for those wishing to read during the open mic portion of the evening. There will be poetry books available and light refreshments served. Please join us for a wonderful evening of poetry.
Plonk Reading Series: Willa Schneberg, Leanne Grabel and Tim Raphael @ Corkscrew Wine Bar
Sep 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Willa Schneberg, Leanne Grabel and Tim Raphael at 7PM for the Weds. September 5th Plonk Reading Seriesprogram at the Corkscrew Wine Bar, 1665 SE Bybee in Sellwood.

Salem Poetry Project Featuring Anotoloy Molotkov @ IKE Box
Sep 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

A. Molotkov’s poetry collections are The Catalog of Broken Things (2016), Application of Shadows (Main Street Rag, September 2018) and Synonyms for Silence (2019). Published by Kenyon, Iowa, Massachusetts, Atlanta, and Bennington Reviews, Molotkov is winner of various fiction/poetry contests and an Oregon Literary Fellowship. Find him at

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!

Lents Farmers Market Poetry Reading @ Portland Farmers Market - Lents International
Sep 9 @ 9:30 am – 10:15 am

Reading Sunday, Sept. 9, at the Market’s mainstage will be:

Stephen Fowler is a performing artist, activist, justice advocate, and community educator from Portland Oregon. Stephen used his time to educate and expand his understanding of self-worth, potential, and purpose using art forms. Stephen is a co-founder of Verbal Escape which shows adolescents the power of their own voice and story.

Andrea Hollander moved to Portland, Oregon, in 2011, after many years in the Arkansas Ozarks, where she ran a bed & breakfast for 15 years and served as the Writer-in-Residence at Lyon College for 22. Hollander’s 5th full-length poetry collection, Blue Mistaken for Sky, is due from Autumn House Press in September 2018. Her 4th was a finalist for the Oregon Book Award; her 1st won the Nicholas Roerich Poetry Prize. Hollander’s many other honors include the Vern Rutsala Award, an Oregon Literary Fellowship, two Pushcart Prizes (in poetry and literary nonfiction), and two fellowships from the National Endowment of the Arts. Her website is

Tom Richards is the author of Thirst for Beginners; Poetry, Prose and Quizzes, forthcoming in 2019 from University of Hell Press. His work has appeared in Phenomenal Literature,, the Writers’ Collective Anthology, and was recently writer in residence at Mother Foucault’s Books in Portland, Oregon. Tom is also the editor and publisher of The Portland Permanent Press, a monthly comedy and humor magazine, with Joe Sacco. He curated The Faux Museum in Portland, and has written for Willamette Week, the Oregonia, and had a monthly column in the Paperback Jukebox called Last First Thursday.

Carey Taylor is a native Oregonian who lives in Portland, Oregon. She has been published in regional, national and international journals and was nominated for a 2015 Pushcart Prize. She is the author of The Lure of Impermanence (Cirque Press), forthcoming in the summer of 2018. When not worrying about earthquakes, she enjoys hiking, traveling and a good scotch whisky.

Celebrating a Quintessentially Oregon Book @ Multnomah County Central Library
Sep 9 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Durable Goods: Appreciations of Oregon Poets is a unique book by Eugene essayist and poet Erik Muller, one that honors the work of six Oregon poets. At this event, Erik Muller, Barbara Drake, Paulann Petersen, Lex Runciman and Clemens Starck will spotlight this one-of-a-kind volume, which includes—for each of six poets—an extensive essay and a portfolio of poems.

The program will include remarks from Erik Muller, poetry readings from four of the poets, and a wide-ranging discussion with those in attendance.