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Jan
17
Thu
2019
Salem Poetry Project Featuring V. Falcón Vázquez @ IKE Box
Jan 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

V. Falcón Vázquez was born in León, Guanajuato, México. She emigrated to the United States at the age of seven. She started writing short stories at the age of twelve and discovered the love for poetry two years later. In her artistic work, Falcón Vázquez, has worked in community plays such as Solo, Una Voz (One Voice) and The Vagina Monologues in Spanish. She participates in various art projects involving radio, television, music and art installations in the Mid-Willamette Valley and Portland area. She has published her first poetry book in Spanish titled “Trazos de mí”(Traces of Me).

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/

Jan
24
Thu
2019
Salem Poetry Project Featuring Hudson Schweirkert @ IKE Box
Jan 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Hudson Schweikert has lived in a number of places but most of his life has been rural. Schweikert went from the backwoods of the deep south to sitting on a houseboat with Alan Watts. It’s been a great life but most of it was spent in field and forest. Schweikert has been a farmer most of his life. He doesn’t think of himself as a poet and doesn’t understand the rules of poetry. He just scribbles down some things about his life as they occur to him, Schweikert has always loved words.

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/

Jan
31
Thu
2019
Salem Poetry Project Featuring John Van Dreal @ IKE Box
Jan 31 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

A third generation Van Dreal artist, John began creative endeavors such as painting and writing at age 7. He earned his formal education in fine art and educational psychology, maintaining careers in both fields while writing in his spare time. John has been a resident of Salem for 27 years where he lives with his wife, dog and one cats. In addition to his work as a poet and artist, he is a published author in the topic of youth violence and threat assessment and currently works for Salem-Keizer School District as the Director of Safety and Risk Management Services.

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/

Feb
7
Thu
2019
Salem Poetry Project Featuring Ann Staley @ IKE Box
Feb 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Ann Staley has published three collections of poems: Primary Sources, 2011, Instructions For The Wishing Light, 2013 through Booktrope Press, Seattle, Washington and Afternoon Sky, Harney Desert, 8th Street Press. She has been nominated twice for Oregon Poet Laureate and once for an Oregon Book Award. She named herself the Poet Laureate of 8th Street a few years ago. Ann will be reading from a new chapbook, Age of Bronze (30+ poems and an essay) to be published in December. She hopes to have them available at her December Reading in Salem. Her favorite definition of writing: “Writing is thinking made visible.”

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/

Feb
10
Sun
2019
Poetry Reading @ Deschutes Public Library
Feb 10 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Downtown Bend: Writers Reading – Janice Rubin and Jack Lorts
Sunday, February 10, 2019
2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Location
Downtown Bend Library
Brooks Room
Description
Poets Janice Rubin and Jack Lorts read original poems.

Poets Janice Rubin and Jack Lorts read original poems.
About “Tin Coyote”: A poignant journey traversing love, loss, memory and renewal, Tin Coyote is rooted in the inner landscape of the heart as well as the physical landscape of the poet’s beloved Oregon. The Oregon Coast, Warm Springs, Siuslaw River and Lake Paulina, among other iconic destinations at home and abroad, are vividly rendered backdrops to reflections and self-explorations. ‘Light reflects, refracts/creating space and possibility.’ Janice Rubin is a keen observer of self and environment.

Janice D. Rubin is a counselor and educator. She received her M.S. from the University of Oregon and her B.A. in English Literature. Her poems have been published in CIRQUE: A Literary Journal for the North Pacific Rim, the Austin International Poetry Anthology, Red River Review,Tiger’s Eye Poetry Journal, Glass: A Journal of Poetry, The Quizzical ChairAnthology, It Demands a Wildness of Me (Uttered Chaos Press, 2018) and many other journals. She was nominated for the Pushcart Poetry Prize in 2008. She’s the author of Transcending Damnation Creek Trail & Other Poems(Flutter Press, 2010) and Tin Coyote (Blue Light Press, 2017).

Jack Lorts, an ex-patriot from Suburbia, fled southern California some forty years ago to settle in rural Oregon. He has taught in small communities ever since, retiring in 2004 as superintendent of schools in Fossil, Oregon (population: 500). His poems have appeared widely, if infrequently, since the late 1950s in such places as Arizona Quarterly, English Journal, Kansas Quarterly, Oregon English, Oregon East, Fishtrap Anthology, Arsenic Lobster, Quantum Tao, etc. He has two chapbooks out from Pudding House: The Daughter Poems & Others (2008) and The Meeting-Place of Words (2010). In 2011, Finishing Line Press published his Dear Gilbert Sorrentino and Other Poems.

He has also assembled several “serial poems,” thematically inner-connected poems by several different poets, including The Great Oregon Serial Poem (Talent House, 2001) and The Other Side of the Hill: A Trek Through Eastern Oregon by Poet (Ice River, 2003).

Active in Democratic state politics, he has chaired the DPO’s Rural Caucus, been a candidate for the Oregon House of Representatives, attended the 2008 Democratic National Convention as a delegate, and is currently Mayor of Fossil, where he lives with Celia, his wife of fifty years.

Feb
14
Thu
2019
Salem Poetry Project Featuring Dennis Wiegal @ IKE Box
Feb 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Dennis Wiegal has written songs and poetry for most of his adult life. He has two published books of poetry out: “Progeny” and “Life in the Trenches”. Both are available through Amazon as well as from the author. He lives in Salem Oregon with his wife of 48 years.

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/

Feb
15
Fri
2019
Silverton Poetry Festival @ Frank Lloyd Wright Gordon House - Oregon Gardens
Feb 15 all-day

Oregon Poet Laureate will present an evening of poetry, prose, anecdotes & stories to open the 19th Annual Silverton Poetry Festival

Feb
17
Sun
2019
Peregrine Literary Series @ Stickman's Brew Pub
Feb 17 @ 3:00 pm

Regional authors, Roberta Feins [Seattle] and David Oates [Portland] read from their latest publications. Feins manages the e-zine Switched-on Gutenberg from University of Washington; while Oates has recently published Scott F. Parker’s “A Way Home: Oregon Essays”. These books and other available for purchase and signing.

Feb
21
Thu
2019
Salem Poetry Project Featuring Juan Cervantes @ IKE Box
Feb 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Juan Cervantes is currently Executive Director of Espiral Publishing and a long term member of the Silverton Poetry Association. He is a poet and enjoys other creative writing. Cervantes has published a book of his own poetry, Voces de Libertad (Voices of Freedom).

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/

Feb
24
Sun
2019
FREE River Road Reading Series (RRRS) February 24 Reading @ RIVER ROAD PARK ANNEX
Feb 24 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Poets Michael Schein, Joy Mc Dowell and Eric Wayne Dickey will share their work. Refreshments will be serve and poets’ books will be available for purchase.