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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
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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Plonk Reading Series: Willa Schneberg, Leanne Grabel and Tim Raphael 7:00 pm
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.Like this:Like Loading...
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Salem Poetry Project Featuring Anotoloy Molotkov 7:00 pm
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 … Continue reading
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Lents Farmers Market Poetry Reading 9:30 am
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 … Continue reading
Celebrating a Quintessentially Oregon Book 2:30 pm
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 … Continue reading
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@ Multnomah County Library - Northwest
Sep 10 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Free Range Poetry presents Judith Barrington, Francis Opila, Leah Stenson Monday, September 10, 2018 (second Monday of September) Northwest Library 2300 NW Thurman Street Portland An open mic will precede featured poets. Open mic readers limited to two pages of … Continue reading
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Milwaukie Poetry Series 7:00 pm
Milwaukie Poetry Series @ Ledding Library Pond House
Sep 12 @ 7:00 pm
The Twelfth Season will begin with a reading by Paul Merchant on Wednesday, September 12 and continue through June 2019. Other readers in this season are Samiya Bashir, George Venn, Andrea Hollander, Kristin Berger, Tim Whitsell, Carolyn Martin, Joseph A. … Continue reading
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Salem Poetry Project Featuring David Jeffers 7:00 pm
Salem Poetry Project Featuring David Jeffers @ IKE Box
Sep 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
David, a transplant to Oregon from the southeast, has participated in poetry readings at Unitarian Universalist churches in Salem and McMinnville, at the Book Bin open mics, and at the Salem Poetry Project. David is a veteran of the construction … Continue reading
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The Poeming Pigeon: In the News Book Launch 2:00 pm
The Poeming Pigeon: In the News Book Launch @ The Pond House @ Ledding Library
Sep 15 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Featuring: Nancy Flynn, Christopher Luna, Linda Ferguson, Dan Raphael, Julene Tripp Weaver, Eleanor Berry, Lindy Low Le Coq, Vivienne Popperl, Cathy Cain, Eleanor Kedney, Kathleen Patterson, Collette Tennant, Laura LeHew, Brad G. Garber, Brittney Corrigan, Lynn Knapp & Shawn Aveningo … Continue reading
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Portland: Andrea Hollander book launch 2:00 pm
Portland: Andrea Hollander book launch @ Powell's City of Books
Sep 16 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
From Paulann Petersen: Please join me to celebrate the launch of Andrea Hollander’s 5th full-length poetry collection, Blue Mistaken for Sky, at Powell’s City of Books, 1005 W. Burnside, at 2 p.m. on Sunday, September 16. In her masterful, inclusive … Continue reading
Peregrine Literary Series 3:00 pm
Peregrine Literary Series @ Stickmen Brewing Company
Sep 16 @ 3:00 pm
Celebrate poetry published by Gerry Foote and student writers featured in Honoring Our Rivers 2018. Free and open to the public. Donations of canned goods or cash collected for Food Bank. Books available for purchase and signing. Free parking next … Continue reading
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Salem Poetry Project Featuring Lidia Schiedler 7:00 pm
Salem Poetry Project Featuring Lidia Schiedler @ IKE Box
Sep 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Lidia Schiedler, was born in Mexico City as Lidia María Teresa Pérez Ruiz. At a Catholic Salesian school in Mexico City, the nuns polished her academic education including fostering a love of literature, science and religion studies. There Schiedler learned … Continue reading
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Grants Pass: Poetry as Protest 1:00 pm
Grants Pass: Poetry as Protest @ Josephine County Community Library, Grants Pass
Sep 22 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Third 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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Poetry Box Authors at Annie Bloom’s Books 7:00 pm
Poetry Box Authors at Annie Bloom’s Books @ Annie Bloom's Books
Sep 26 @ 7:00 pm
Join us in celebrating three new chapbooks: In These Voices by Sherri Levine, Womanhood & Other Scars by Rebecca Smolen & Painting the Heart Open by Liz Nakazawa.Like this:Like Loading...
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Poetry Box Authors at Another Read Through Bookstore 7:00 am
Poetry Box Authors at Another Read Through Bookstore @ Another Read Through
Sep 27 @ 7:00 am
Join us in celebrating three new chapbooks: In These Voices by Sherri Levine, Womanhood & Other Scars by Rebecca Smolen & Painting the Heart Open by Liz Nakazawa.Like this:Like Loading...
Salem Poetry Project Featuring Eleanor Berry 7:00 pm
Salem Poetry Project Featuring Eleanor Berry @ IKE Box
Sep 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Eleanor Berry has taught writing and literature at Willamette University and other colleges. She is a past president of the National Federation of State Poetry Societies and the Oregon Poetry Association. Her first book of poetry, Green November (2007), was … Continue reading
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OPA Fall 2018 Conference 8:00 am
OPA Fall 2018 Conference @ Valley River Inn
Sep 29 @ 8:00 am – Sep 30 @ 1:00 pm
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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 AMolotkov.com.

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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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 www.andreahollander.net.

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, TheBigSmoke.com, 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. https://careyleetaylor.com

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.

https://multcolib.org/events/celebrating-quintessentially-oregon-book/90331

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@ Multnomah County Library - Northwest
Sep 10 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Free Range Poetry presents Judith Barrington, Francis Opila, Leah Stenson Monday, September 10, 2018 (second Monday of September)

Northwest Library 2300 NW Thurman Street Portland

An open mic will precede featured poets. Open mic readers limited to two pages of material. Sign up for open mic at 5:45 pm. Reading 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm.

Judith Barrington’sfifth collection of poetry,Long Love: New & Selected Poemswas launched on June 12th. She is also the author of The Conversation(2015), whose title poem was the winner of the Gregory O’Donoghue International poetry award. In 2001 Lifesaving: A Memoirwas the winner of the Lambda Book Award and a finalist for the PEN/Martha Albrand Award for the Art of the Memoir. Judith is also the author of the best-selling Writing the Memoir: From Truth to Art andhas been a faculty member of the University of Alaska, Anchorage’s MFA Program. Much sought after as a teacher, she has run workshops around the U.S., Britain and Spain. She was co-founder of The Flight of the Mind summer writing workshop, which brought writers from all over the country to the McKenzie River for 18 years. She is also one of the founders of Soapstone Inc.

Francis Opilahas lived in the Pacific Northwest most of his adult life; he currently resides in Portland, OR. His work, recreation, and spirit have taken him out into the woods, wetlands, mountains, and rivers. He works as an environmental scientist, primarily with water quality. His poetry has been published in Latitude on 2nd, Empirical, and Parks and Points. He enjoys performing poetry, combining recitation and playing Native American flute.

Leah Stensonis the author of two chapbooks, Heavenly Bodyand The Turquoise Bee and Other Love Poems, published by Finishing Line Press in 2011 and 2014, respectively; a regional editor of Alive at the Center: Contemporary Poems from the Pacific Northwest (Ooligan Press, 2013) and co-editor of Reverberations from Fukushima (Inkwater Press, 2014). Her full-length poetry book, Everywhere I Find Myselfwas published by WordTech Communications’ Turning Point imprint in December of 2017. She serves on the board of Tavern Books.

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Milwaukie Poetry Series @ Ledding Library Pond House
Sep 12 @ 7:00 pm

The Twelfth Season will begin with a reading by Paul Merchant on Wednesday, September 12 and continue through June 2019. Other readers in this season are Samiya Bashir, George Venn, Andrea Hollander, Kristin Berger, Tim Whitsell, Carolyn Martin, Joseph A. Soldati, Vince Wixon and Shaindel Beers. We are honored by the participation of this outstanding lineup of local poets. We thank the City of Milwaukie for its support and all the volunteers that make this series possible.

A flyer of the readings is located on our website, which you can print and post. We encourage everyone to forward our information to anyone that you feel might have an interest in the Series. If you would like flyers mailed to you, please contact Tom Hogan.

For information about the readings, please contact the Series Coordinator, Tom Hogan, at (503) 819-8367 or tomhogan2@comcast.net or Ledding Library of Milwaukie Reference Librarian, Sarah Roller at (503) 786-7580 or rollers@milwaukieoregon.gov.

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Salem Poetry Project Featuring David Jeffers @ IKE Box
Sep 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

David, a transplant to Oregon from the southeast, has participated in poetry readings at Unitarian Universalist churches in Salem and McMinnville, at the Book Bin open mics, and at the Salem Poetry Project. David is a veteran of the construction industry and currently works at Kilgore Blackman Building Materials. The curse of the English major causes sudden attacks of David’s having to write things down. Poems occasionally result from this process.

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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The Poeming Pigeon: In the News Book Launch @ The Pond House @ Ledding Library
Sep 15 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Featuring:
Nancy Flynn, Christopher Luna, Linda Ferguson, Dan Raphael, Julene Tripp Weaver, Eleanor Berry, Lindy Low Le Coq, Vivienne Popperl, Cathy Cain, Eleanor Kedney, Kathleen Patterson, Collette Tennant, Laura LeHew, Brad G. Garber, Brittney Corrigan, Lynn Knapp & Shawn Aveningo Sanders

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Portland: Andrea Hollander book launch @ Powell's City of Books
Sep 16 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
From Paulann Petersen:

Please join me to celebrate the launch of Andrea Hollander’s 5th full-length poetry collection, Blue Mistaken for Sky, at Powell’s City of Books, 1005 W. Burnside, at 2 p.m. on Sunday, September 16.

In her masterful, inclusive way—I love the way she welcomes a listener into her poems as she gives voice to them—Andrea will read selections from her new book, and this is a reading you don’t want to miss.

After her reading, I’ll host a discussion of Andrea’s work, one that will include responding to questions from the audience, an audience I hope will include you.

Though Powell’s lists this event as Andrea Hollander in Conversation with Paulann Petersen, I think of it as “Andrea in conversation with the lucky people who have just heard her read some of the splendid poems in her new collection.”

A couple of pre-publication reviews will give you some idea about the power and resonance of the poems in Blue Mistaken for Sky. In one of these reviews, Grace Cavalieri says, “Some days, I think that hope is such a long way away, and then I read a poet like this — and life is in full gear. “

Please take a look at these laudatory reviews, and then come to Powell’s on Sunday, September 16th, to hear Andrea read from the book that’s occasioning such high, high praise.

https://rhinopoetry.org/reviews-vol-3/

http://www.washingtonindependentreviewofbooks.com/features/august-2018-exemplars-poetry-reviews-by-grace-cavalieri

Peregrine Literary Series @ Stickmen Brewing Company
Sep 16 @ 3:00 pm

Celebrate poetry published by Gerry Foote and student writers featured in Honoring Our Rivers 2018.
Free and open to the public. Donations of canned goods or cash collected for Food Bank.
Books available for purchase and signing. Free parking next door or across the street.
Hosted by Joan Maiers.

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Salem Poetry Project Featuring Lidia Schiedler @ IKE Box
Sep 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Lidia Schiedler, was born in Mexico City as Lidia María Teresa Pérez Ruiz. At a Catholic Salesian school in Mexico City, the nuns polished her academic education including fostering a love of literature, science and religion studies. There Schiedler learned about sacred poetry, a subject that has been a constant in her life. She attended UNAM, where she obtained a degree as a Dental Surgeon; she has both taught Pediatric Dentistry and owned a private office. Since Schiedler moved to the USA, she has been part of the morning choir at the San Felipe Church in Dallas, OR. Some of her poetry was published in the 1st Anthology of Oregonian Poetry.

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!