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Salem Poetry Project Featuring “In a Station of the Metro” 7:00 pm
Salem Poetry Project Featuring “In a Station of the Metro” @ Barrel & Keg
Jan 4 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
On this special night we will discuss “In a Station of the Metro” by Ezra Pound. The poem is two lines long and filled with possibilities. This evening will be led by Steve Slemenda. Slemenda retired from a 25-year career … Continue reading
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Salem Poetry Project Featuring Jim Merrill 7:00 pm
Salem Poetry Project Featuring Jim Merrill @ Barrel & Keg
Jan 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Jim Merrill marks his life by what he can remember: playing in the foothills of East Bay- S.F. area, 1950’s; drums in the garage early 60’s. Teenager going to San Francisco and Berkeley staring at hippies and record album covers; … Continue reading
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Durable Goods reading, four poets and book’s author. 7:00 pm
Durable Goods reading, four poets and book’s author. @ The Book Bin
Jan 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Paulann Petersen, Clem Starck, Lex Runciman, and Barbara Drake will read in the context of Durable Goods: Appreciations of Oregon Poets by Erik Muller, who will lead a discussion following the reading.Like this:Like Loading...
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William Stafford, A Light in Dark Times: Poems of Peace and Affirmation 2:30 pm
William Stafford, A Light in Dark Times: Poems of Peace and Affirmation @ Mt. Angel Abbey Bookstore and Coffee Shop
Jan 13 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
This year’s annual event will focus on William Stafford’s writings to sustain the spirit in a time of great challenges tot he human condition. The program will include poems, prose selections, and a short video. Open mic: the audience will … Continue reading
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Ralph Salisbury Memorial Celebration 3:00 pm
Ralph Salisbury Memorial Celebration @ Gerlinger Alumni Lounge (Gerlinger Hall)
Jan 14 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Please join us in as we celebrate the life of Ralph Salisbury ? poet, writer, editor, professor emeritus, and beloved friend ? from 3:00-6:00 pm, Sunday, January 14, 2018, in the Gerlinger Alumni Lounge (Gerlinger Hall) on the University of … Continue reading
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Reading with Frances Payne Adler, author of Making of a Matriot 7:00 pm
Reading with Frances Payne Adler, author of Making of a Matriot @ Broadway Books
Jan 16 @ 7:00 pm
In The Making of a Matriot, author Frances Payne Adler demonstrates—through poetry and prose—the need for a new conception of national defense through peaceful means, and provides a glimpse of the possibilities. Definition: Matriot, noun. 1. One who loves his … Continue reading
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Salem Poetry Project Featuring Chris Cottrell 7:00 pm
Salem Poetry Project Featuring Chris Cottrell @ Barrel & Keg
Jan 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Chris Cottrell dragged himself from the Pacific Ocean, where he was raised, and settled in Oregon, where he spends time thinking about octopus, painting small things, writing poems, and teaching. Find us in the back room. Featured reader begins at … Continue reading
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Peregrine Literary Series 3:00 pm
Peregrine Literary Series @ Stickmen Brewery
Jan 21 @ 3:00 pm
CELEBRATE THE WRITTEN LEGACY OF WILLIAM STAFFORD Bring a favorite poem written by or about Wiliam Stafford to share during the open mike portion of the program. Featured readers include David Ruteizer and Joan Maiers. Hosted by Joan Maiers. Free … Continue reading
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Salem Poetry Project Featuring Amalie Hill 7:00 pm
Salem Poetry Project Featuring Amalie Hill @ Barrel & Keg
Jan 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Amalie Rush Hill has lived in or near Salem for 44 years. Now residing in rural Marion County with her multi-generational family, she finds her poetry, short stories and essays inspired by the surrounding natural beauty. Since finishing her four-book … Continue reading
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Salem Poetry Project Featuring Bill Siverly @ Barrel & Keg
Dec 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Bill Siverly was born and grew up in Lewiston, Idaho, and he has lived in Portland since
1972. He holds a Master of Arts degree from San Francisco State University, and he taught literature, composition, and creative writing at Portland Community College for twenty-five years. Bill has published five books of poems: Parzival (1981), Phoenix Fire (1987), The Turn (2000), Clearwater Way (2009), and Steptoe Butte (2013). Since 2002 he has been co-editor with Michael McDowell of Windfall: A Journal of Poetry of Place, which features poetry of the Pacific Northwest and appears twice yearly on the equinoxes.

Find us in the back room. Featured reader begins at 7:00 and the open mic will directly follow. Our hosts, The Barrel & Keg, feature a wide variety of beverages and the food pod in the back has a rotating menu of options for dinner!

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Salem Poetry Project Featuring Holiday Poems @ Barrel & Keg
Dec 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

You are the featured reader! Bring your favorite poem about Christmas, Hanukah, Thanksgiving…Festivus and maybe a little story about it. The infamous open mike will follow.

Find us in the back room. Featured reader begins at 7:00 and the open mic will directly follow. Our hosts, The Barrel & Keg, feature a wide variety of beverages and the food pod in the back has a rotating menu of options for dinner!

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Salem Poetry Project Featuring “In a Station of the Metro” @ Barrel & Keg
Jan 4 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

On this special night we will discuss “In a Station of the Metro” by Ezra Pound. The poem is two lines long and filled with possibilities. This evening will be led by Steve Slemenda. Slemenda retired from a 25-year career teaching English at Chemeketa Community College; is a co-founder and active member of the Silverton Poetry Association for the past 18 years; is a member of the Mid-Valley Poetry Society; and has been reading and writing poetry since childhood and is currently preparing a manuscript for a first chapbook of poems.

Find us in the back room. Featured reader begins at 7:00 and the open mic will directly follow. Our hosts, The Barrel & Keg, feature a wide variety of beverages and the food pod in the back has a rotating menu of options for dinner!

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Salem Poetry Project Featuring Jim Merrill @ Barrel & Keg
Jan 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Jim Merrill marks his life by what he can remember: playing in the foothills of East Bay- S.F. area, 1950’s; drums in the garage early 60’s. Teenager going to San Francisco and Berkeley staring at hippies and record album covers; also acid light shows at the Avalon Ballroom: the Dead, Quicksilver, Airplane, Janis, Bowie later, the Who, Hendrix. 1970’s: Delve into Donne, Marvell, Wordsworth, Keats in college. 1980’s followed John Denver’s dream to a Rocky Mtn. high–skiing 5 years at 10,000 ft. Then to L.A for screenwriting; teaching in the ghetto, Hollywood, Santa Monica. 1990’s college teaching in Denver after MFA at Naropa in Boulder. Move to Oregon 1999 to teach then retire at Chemawa Indian School. He has been writing poetry since high school. His first book, “Blues Fall Down Like Rain” was published in 2016. Both available from author or Amazon.

Find us in the back room. Featured reader begins at 7:00 and the open mic will directly follow. Our hosts, The Barrel & Keg, feature a wide variety of beverages and the food pod in the back has a rotating menu of options for dinner!

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Durable Goods reading, four poets and book’s author. @ The Book Bin
Jan 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Paulann Petersen, Clem Starck, Lex Runciman, and Barbara Drake will read in the context of Durable Goods: Appreciations of Oregon Poets by Erik Muller, who will lead a discussion following the reading.

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William Stafford, A Light in Dark Times: Poems of Peace and Affirmation @ Mt. Angel Abbey Bookstore and Coffee Shop
Jan 13 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

This year’s annual event will focus on William Stafford’s writings to sustain the spirit in a time of great challenges tot he human condition.

The program will include poems, prose selections, and a short video.

Open mic: the audience will be invited to read a favorite Stafford poem and comment on its personal significance.

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2018
Ralph Salisbury Memorial Celebration @ Gerlinger Alumni Lounge (Gerlinger Hall)
Jan 14 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Please join us in as we celebrate the life of Ralph Salisbury ? poet, writer, editor, professor emeritus, and beloved friend ? from 3:00-6:00 pm, Sunday, January 14, 2018, in the Gerlinger Alumni Lounge (Gerlinger Hall) on the University of Oregon campus, 1468 University Street, Eugene.

Because this is a public event, please pass this invitation to anyone you know would be interested.

A map to the University of Oregon is here: https://map.uoregon.edu/ https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Fmap.uoregon.edu%2F&h=ATOkRSnXeX4JHlzfiDT0spnGvCagW6GtqRV0vTgxeprSmx0cQrZ9QEOTjHJnQg8PYQ8r7waPhgX5G7k1N0NljQoz2Na5AjP0TKph4jRVjQ0btqT6PhS5FAARj7pJAp1SnEjI4S5KHLdliJnyxP9ReTFen-ub6iQuwLy-ObycjKXt2E5IGOjxnGAyqyn87ddrinTHWJpipKENnv5T6DXiSrZMvy4qWPOQq8C0-hny5Bvb_isp1uR7k8rct42Ds5mS-OBhXAi7E4KNqZG0iX21n0xiTOaH-fKsdGE2 Access to Gerlinger Alumni Lounge (Gerlinger Hall) is on the far east end of the building, facing University Street. Enter through the double doors on the semi-circle drive across from the sculpture park (alongside the Erb Memorial Union). Street parking on University St., between 18th and 13th, as well as on 15th Street. Metered parking is free on Sundays.

Accessible by elevator or stairs. Early arrival recommended.

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Reading with Frances Payne Adler, author of Making of a Matriot @ Broadway Books
Jan 16 @ 7:00 pm

In The Making of a Matriot, author Frances Payne Adler demonstrates—through poetry and prose—the need for a new conception of national defense through peaceful means, and provides a glimpse of the possibilities.

Definition: Matriot, noun. 1. One who loves his or her country. 2. One who loves and protects the people of his or her country. 3. One who perceives national defense as health, education, and shelter for all the people in his or her country, and the world.

“If national defense is the issue, why not, as poet-activist Frances Payne Adler suggests, a ‘national defense’ budget that defends the people through affordable health, education, and shelter for everyone?”
—Adrienne Rich, in Arts of the Possible

“These poems touch and explore the core of human existence—the wars, the illnesses, but also the love, the courage, the defiance, of which her own writing is an example. Her definition of ‘matriot’ alone makes it worthwhile opening the book.”
—Howard Zinn, author, People’s History of the United States

Poet Frances Payne Adler is the author of five books: two poetry collections, Making of a Matriot and Raising The Tents, and three collaborative poetry-photography books and social action art exhibitions with photographer Kira Carrillo Corser, which have shown in galleries, universities, and state capitol buildings across the country, as well as in the U.S. Senate in Washington, D.C. Adler, along with Diana Garcia and Debra Busman, co-edited Fire and Ink: An Anthology of Social Action Writing, winner of the 2009 ForeWord Book of the Year Award for Anthologies. Her current exhibition, Dare I Call You Cousin, is about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and is a collaboration with Israeli artists, photographer Michal Fattal and videographer Yossi Yacov. Adler has been awarded a National Endowment for the Arts Regional Award, a California State Senate Award for Artistic and Social Collaboration, and the New Millennium Obama Award. Adler, Professor Emerita and founder of the Creative Writing & Social Action Program at California State University Monterey Bay, lives in Portland, Oregon.

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Salem Poetry Project Featuring Chris Cottrell @ Barrel & Keg
Jan 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Chris Cottrell dragged himself from the Pacific Ocean, where he was raised, and settled in Oregon, where he spends time thinking about octopus, painting small things, writing poems, and teaching.

Find us in the back room. Featured reader begins at 7:00 and the open mic will directly follow. Our hosts, The Barrel & Keg, feature a wide variety of beverages and the food pod in the back has a rotating menu of options for dinner!

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Peregrine Literary Series @ Stickmen Brewery
Jan 21 @ 3:00 pm

CELEBRATE THE WRITTEN LEGACY OF WILLIAM STAFFORD
Bring a favorite poem written by or about Wiliam Stafford to share during the open mike
portion of the program. Featured readers include David Ruteizer and Joan Maiers.
Hosted by Joan Maiers.
Free and open to the public.
Donations of canned goods or cash collected for the local Food Bank.