The Studio Series: Poetry Reading and Open Mic will feature Tricia Knoll and Amanda Turner at Stonehenge Studios, 3508 SW Corbett Avenue, Portland 97239 on October 8 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Free and open to the public, the Studio Series is usually held monthly on second Sundays. For additional information, please contact Leah Stenson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tricia Knoll is an Oregon poet whose work leans toward eco-poetry and social justice. She has three collections in print. Urban Wild looks at human interactions with wildlife in urban habitat. Ocean’s Laughter collects poems written over 25 years of owning a vacation rental in Manzanita, Oregon and chronicles environmental change over time. Her newest book Broadfork Farm praises a small organic farm in Trout Lake, Washington where she farm-sits. See www.triciaknoll.com
Amanda Turner is the recipient of a 2015 Poetry Society of America National Chapbook Fellowship for Of Nectar, selected and introduced by A. Van Jordan. Her poems have appeared in Calyx, The Western Humanities Review, The Sycamore Review, COLUMBIA: A Journal of Literature and Art, Fourteen Hills, and other publications. A graduate of Columbia University’s School of the Arts, she has taught poetry writing and composition & rhetoric at Santa Clara University and has been an assistant poetry editor for Poetry Northwest. She lives in Portland, OR with her husband and their seven-year-old daughter.