Robert Hunter Jones spent three years as a logger in the Oregon Coast Range and two years working the swing shift in a sawmill in his home town of Lakeside, Oregon. His poetry has appeared in Alaska Quarterly Review, American Poetry Review, Cumberland Poetry Review, and as well as his own collections Winter Garden, which won the 2014 Gerald Cable Book Award (Silverfish Review Press) and The Clever Man’s Forest (Traprock Books, 2011). Since 1990 he has taught Literature and Theory of Knowledge at American International School of Vienna, in Vienna, Austria, where he lives with his wife and two children. Clemens Starck, Oregon poet and carpenter, lives in the foothills of the Coast Range, outside of Dallas. He is the author of six books of poetry, including the award-winning Journeyman’s Wages (1995) and the most recent Old Dogs, New Tricks (2016). His collected poems, Cathedrals & Parking Lots, will be published in November 2018.
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.