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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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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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Peregrine Literary Series @ Lake Oswego Public Library
Sep 17 @ 3:00 pm

Student writers and author-artist, Marilyn Stablein, present their work featured in the Honoring Our Rivers 2017 anthology.

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ANNOUNCING: Chaparral Poetry Form Contest – Postmark Deadline Dec. 1, 2017 @ Awards Presentation
Sep 20 @ 12:00 am

8th Annual Chaparral Poetry Forum Contest sponsored by Redrock Writers and Dixie Poets, chapters of the Utah State Poetry Society.

Entries must be postmarked by December 1, 2017.

Submit your original poems to:
CHAPARRAL POETRY FORUM
Contest Chair: Marie Tollstrup
2280 South Bloomington Drive Unit6
St. George, UT 84790-6803

ENTRY CATEGORIES
√Unlimited Entries Welcome: Postmarked Sept. 1, 2017, through Dec. 1, 2017
• CHOLLA Division: any subject, any form, 42 lines or fewer
First prize $200, Second Prize $100, Third Prize $50
• CHAQUETA Division: Southwest theme—nature, people, history, etc, any form 42 lines or fewer
First Prize $100, Second Prize $100, Third Prize $25
• CHAPAREJOS Division: Rhymed and metered poem, any subject, 42 lines or fewer
First Prize $100, Second Prize $50, Third Prize $25
• CHIMERA Division: Imaginative or absurd/humorous, any form, 42 lines or fewer
First Prize $100, Second Prize $50, Third Prize $25

GUIDELINES

√Each poem must
1. Be original, UNPUBLISHED, 42 lines or fewer
2. Be entered in only one of the four categories
3. Have line lengths to fit chapbook pages (4 inches across or shorter in length)
4. Be machine-printed neatly on white 8 ½ x 11 paper without art
5. Be in 12-point font in standard face such as Times New Roman
6. Be in GOOD TASTE (Student and Adult poems are published together)
7. Have won no more than $10 in any contest

√SEND TWO UNFOLDED COPIES OF EACH POEM, Division title at top left of each poem
a. First Copy is only Division Title and no ID
b. Second Copy has ID at the top right corner (name, address, phone, and email)
c. INCLUDE: entry fees: $3 per poem (e.g., 6 poems for $18.00)

√CHECK (no cash) payable to Redrock Writers. MAIL unfolded poems and check in on 9 x 12-in. or larger envelop to – Marie Tollstrup, 2280 South Bloomington Hills Drive, Unit 6, St. George, UT 84790-6803

CHAPARRAL AWARDS ARE GIVEN OUT ON MARCH 2, 2018, AT 8-9 P.M.
AT THE COMMUNITY CENTER, 245 N 200 W, ST. GEORGE, UTAH

Multnomah Arts Center Poetry Post: Call to Writers (Deadline Oct 1, 2017) @ Multnomah Arts Center
Sep 20 @ 12:00 am

Multnomah Arts Center, a program of Portland Parks & Recreation, seeks work from our community that gives pause and invites beauty. A panel of writers will choose pieces to feature in the poetry post for up to a month. Selected work may also be shared on MAC’s website and Facebook page if permitted by the writer.

MAC’s poetry post has been lauded by Kim Stafford as “just exactly what it is, the most beautiful poetry post in Portland,” and was built and designed by five local artists. The post receives a lot of love, with nearly 200 poems taken each month.

EQUITY STATEMENT

We recognize, understand, and encourage celebration of the differences that surround us. Diversity and equity are vital to Portland Parks & Recreation’s ideals and values.

GUIDELINES

• Send up to two typed works. (Word attachments preferred.)

• Each piece should be no longer than one single-spaced page.

• Non-English poetry with translation welcome.

• Content should be appropriate for people of all ages.

• Also include a short author bio, email address, and phone number in a document separate from your writing. (Jurors will not be provided identifying information.)

• Email your work or queries to Sarah.Brenner@portlandoregon.gov.

• Writers will be notified of submission decisions by December 1st.

Submissions must be received by October 1st, 2017, for consideration by our panel.

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Salem Poetry Project Featuring Mike Shuler @ Barrel & Keg
Sep 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Mike Shuler is a Willamette Valley resident who writes about living on a rapidly changing earth. His concerns and observations about environment, history and civility find voice in his poetry. His poems travel from Oregon footpaths to galactic star tracks, with a few explorations into other universes along the way.

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!
The Barrel & Keg is located at 1190 Broadway Street N.E. Salem, near the intersection of Market and Broadway.
http://www.barrelandkeg.com/
We will have the area in back reserved. Just park in back or across the street and walk through the front door.

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Conversations With Writers @ Reedville Presbyterian Church
Sep 25 @ 7:00 pm

Conversations With Writers – Monday, September 25
Chair, Desk, Lamp, Window, World: A Poet’s Progress

SUZANNE SIGAFOOS is the author of Held in the Weave, a poetry chapbook published by Finishing Line Press in 2011. Most recently, her poems have appeared in The Oregonian, in Windfall – A Journal of Poetry of Place, and the anthology The Knotted Bond: Oregon Poets Speak of Their Sisters. Sigafoos is an editor at VoiceCather, and is co-founder of River Rock, a Portland poetry critique group. “Green” is Suzanne’s first foray into non-fiction essay, and was published in the Bellingham Review.

Her conversation with us will look at early influences – and also the absence of influence – that shaped her writing life.

Conversations With Writers invites authors to read and tell us about their work and their writing methods. Not just a reading, but an event for audience members to interact and ask questions about word choices, styles, or the writer’s development of his / her art. It’s an informal atmosphere to help us all better understand the craft of writing. For more information, visit: cwwor.weebly.com

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Salem Poetry Project Featuring German Rizo @ Barrel & Keg
Sep 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

German Rizo is a Mexican poet and narrator who resides in Oregon. As a student, he studied Business Administration. As a poet, German has published three books Cantos del Alma y la Vida (Songs from the Soul and Life), Bajo la Sombra del Corazón (Under the Shade of the Heart) and Atraeme Contigo (Take me with You). He also participated in the anthology Equilibrios Contrarios , a Federico Garcia Lorca’s tribute. He supports many cultural events and poetry readings.

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!
The Barrel & Keg is located at 1190 Broadway Street N.E. Salem, near the intersection of Market and Broadway.
http://www.barrelandkeg.com/
We will have the area in back reserved. Just park in back or across the street and walk through the front door.

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Multnomah Arts Center Poetry Post: Call to Writers (Deadline Oct 1, 2017) @ Multnomah Arts Center
Oct 1 @ 12:00 am

Multnomah Arts Center, a program of Portland Parks & Recreation, seeks work from our community that gives pause and invites beauty. A panel of writers will choose pieces to feature in the poetry post for up to a month. Selected work may also be shared on MAC’s website and Facebook page if permitted by the writer.

MAC’s poetry post has been lauded by Kim Stafford as “just exactly what it is, the most beautiful poetry post in Portland,” and was built and designed by five local artists. The post receives a lot of love, with nearly 200 poems taken each month.

EQUITY STATEMENT

We recognize, understand, and encourage celebration of the differences that surround us. Diversity and equity are vital to Portland Parks & Recreation’s ideals and values.

GUIDELINES

• Send up to two typed works. (Word attachments preferred.)

• Each piece should be no longer than one single-spaced page.

• Non-English poetry with translation welcome.

• Content should be appropriate for people of all ages.

• Also include a short author bio, email address, and phone number in a document separate from your writing. (Jurors will not be provided identifying information.)

• Email your work or queries to Sarah.Brenner@portlandoregon.gov.

• Writers will be notified of submission decisions by December 1st.

Submissions must be received by October 1st, 2017, for consideration by our panel.

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2017
ANNOUNCING: Chaparral Poetry Form Contest – Postmark Deadline Dec. 1, 2017 @ Awards Presentation
Oct 2 @ 12:00 am

8th Annual Chaparral Poetry Forum Contest sponsored by Redrock Writers and Dixie Poets, chapters of the Utah State Poetry Society.

Entries must be postmarked by December 1, 2017.

Submit your original poems to:
CHAPARRAL POETRY FORUM
Contest Chair: Marie Tollstrup
2280 South Bloomington Drive Unit6
St. George, UT 84790-6803

ENTRY CATEGORIES
√Unlimited Entries Welcome: Postmarked Sept. 1, 2017, through Dec. 1, 2017
• CHOLLA Division: any subject, any form, 42 lines or fewer
First prize $200, Second Prize $100, Third Prize $50
• CHAQUETA Division: Southwest theme—nature, people, history, etc, any form 42 lines or fewer
First Prize $100, Second Prize $100, Third Prize $25
• CHAPAREJOS Division: Rhymed and metered poem, any subject, 42 lines or fewer
First Prize $100, Second Prize $50, Third Prize $25
• CHIMERA Division: Imaginative or absurd/humorous, any form, 42 lines or fewer
First Prize $100, Second Prize $50, Third Prize $25

GUIDELINES

√Each poem must
1. Be original, UNPUBLISHED, 42 lines or fewer
2. Be entered in only one of the four categories
3. Have line lengths to fit chapbook pages (4 inches across or shorter in length)
4. Be machine-printed neatly on white 8 ½ x 11 paper without art
5. Be in 12-point font in standard face such as Times New Roman
6. Be in GOOD TASTE (Student and Adult poems are published together)
7. Have won no more than $10 in any contest

√SEND TWO UNFOLDED COPIES OF EACH POEM, Division title at top left of each poem
a. First Copy is only Division Title and no ID
b. Second Copy has ID at the top right corner (name, address, phone, and email)
c. INCLUDE: entry fees: $3 per poem (e.g., 6 poems for $18.00)

√CHECK (no cash) payable to Redrock Writers. MAIL unfolded poems and check in on 9 x 12-in. or larger envelop to – Marie Tollstrup, 2280 South Bloomington Hills Drive, Unit 6, St. George, UT 84790-6803

CHAPARRAL AWARDS ARE GIVEN OUT ON MARCH 2, 2018, AT 8-9 P.M.
AT THE COMMUNITY CENTER, 245 N 200 W, ST. GEORGE, UTAH

Willawaw Journal Winter 2017 – Call for Submissions (Deadline 11/19/2017) @ Willawawjournal.com, an online journal of poetry and art
Oct 2 @ 12:00 am

Willawaw Journal’s second issue is inspired by a prompt from Lawson Fusao Inada and will feature work that is a hybrid of poetry and art in addition to regular submission. check our our submissions page for more information. Deadline Nov. 19th. http://willawawjournal.com/call-for-submissions/

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Arn Strasser Reading @ Broadway Books
Oct 5 @ 7:00 pm

Reading by Arn Strasser from his just-published new collection, Incidental Longing.