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  • Posted: June 18, 2016

    Books Published / Nancy Carol Moody

    I’m happy to announce that my full-length collection, “The House of Nobody Home,” was published in May, 2016, by FutureCycle Press.

    Also, “Mermaid,” an 8-poem chapbook, was issued in June, 2016, from Tiger’s Eye Press.

  • Posted: June 12, 2016

    Accepting Submissions for Music Themed Issue of The Poeming Pigeon thru June 30

    Let’s face it; we all walk to the beat of a different drummer. So let’s celebrate the individual soundtracks of our lives.

    For our fourth issue of The Poeming Pigeon, we are seeking original poems that explore the topic of music—every style, every genre—from Bolero to Brown-Eyed Girl.

    What song triggers an unexpected walk down memory lane when you hear it on the radio? Write a sonnet based on your ‘desert-island’ playlist? Remember that old mix-tape your sweetheart made for you in high-school? Were you a rock star? Were you a groupie? Got the soul of a singer, but not the voice? Here’s your chance …

    Crank up the stereo and send us your best music-inspired poetry!

    Find details & guidelines at
    (Submissions only through Submittable)

  • Posted: March 22, 2016

    Christopher M. Wicks self-publishes volume of sonnets

    Christopher M. Wicks of Silverton, having attained the number of three hundred sixty-five in the number of sonnets which he has written since he began experimenting with them at the age of eighteen, has self-published a volume containing all of them, in chronological order of composition. His book is available for $20, including domestic postage fees, for those who will write to him at 101 Jade Hills Dr., Silverton, OR 97381-2203.

  • Posted: March 14, 2016

    New in 2016 – The ‘Constellation of Extinct Stars, and Other Poems’

    Dear Fellow Oregon Poets,

    I hope this note finds you well. I am delighted to announce the publication of my new book, ‘The Constellation of Extinct Stars, and Other Poems,’ from Salmon Poetry of Ireland. (Links are provided at the end of this note.)

    Constellation was a four-year project, during which time I had the privilege of serving as an artist-in-residence at Playa at Summer Lake, in the high desert of south-central Oregon. The poems in this collection reflect on that experience, traversing a century of high desert history, human geography, and mythology, among other topics and contemporary themes.

    I look forward to sharing this book with you. Here are some of the comments it has received:

    “In this book… Siegel’s imagination honors history, invents history, and makes history matter, gives it important work to do.”

    —KIM STAFFORD, Oregon Book Award Winner, 100 Tricks Every Boy Can Do: How My Brother Disappeared

    “With grace, skill, and compassion, Scot Siegel’s poems create a specificity of time and place that rises above the specific.”

    —PENELOPE SCAMBLY SCHOTT, Oregon Book Award Winner, A is for Anne: Mistress Hutchinson Disturbs the Commonwealth

    “Scot Siegel’s poetry is precise, elliptical, vernacular, dramatic, anchored in narrative and—most important of all!—understandable…”

    —KEVIN STARR, California State Librarian Emeritus & Professor of History, and Policy, Planning, and Development, University of Southern California

    Please consider picking up a copy of my book; as, you know, it takes a village… Reading dates in Oregon and Washington will be announced soon.

    Thank you,
    Scot Siegel

    SALMON POETRY, located at the Cliffs of Moher, County Clare, Ireland, publishes writers from the UK and America, and is funded in part by the Arts Council of Ireland. The press was named a Finalist in the Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) 2015 Small Press Publisher Award 2015.
    The Constellation of Extinct Stars’, and Other Poems

  • Posted: March 13, 2016

    The Poetry Box’s “The Poeming Pigeon: Doobie or Not Doobie” Coming Soon!

    Shawn Aveningo of The Poetry Box is proud to announce the upcoming release of the latest issue of The Poeming Pigeon: Doobie or Not Doobie, just in time for the Oregon’s first ‘legal’ 4/20!

    The Poeming Pigeon: A Journal of Poetry and Prose
    Vol 2, Issue 1 — Doobie or Not Doobie?
    ISBN: 978-0-9863304-83
    $12.00 (pre-order price through March 31, 2016)
    Publisher: The Poetry Box®
    Release Date: 4/20/2016

    Doobie or Not Doobie? The legalization of medical and recreational marijuana is a hot topic facing America and other countries across the globe. Homer examines this controversial issue through an international curated collection of poems and stories. You’ll enjoy tales of hilarious first encounters with the herb, gratitude for the escape from physical pain, fellowship in passing the spliff and learn why some prefer not to partake in the “madness.” So, light up (or not) and enjoy!

    Contributing Poets and Writers Around the Globe Include:

    Adrian Ernesto Cepeda • Alec Solomita • Angi Holden • Art Goodtimes • Barbara Ruth • Bill Gainer • Brad G. Garber • Brandyn Johnson • Burky Achilles • Carl “Papa” Palmer • Carolyn Smuts • Casey Bush • Catfish McDaris • Cathy Bryant • Chella Courington • Christopher Luna • D. Russel Micnhimer • David Belmont • Devin Taylor • Doug Draime • Eileen Malone • Eric Silvera • Halee Kirkwood • Helen Sparrow • Jade Ware • Jake Grieco • Jane James • Jayne Martin • Jennifer Pratt-Walter • Jill Hawkins • Jim Fulcomer • John Lambremont, Sr. • John Smistad • Judith Skillman • Karen Jane Cannon • Karen Robiscoe • Karla Linn Merrifield • Katy Brown • Kerry A. Bennett • Kristin Roedell • Leah Mueller • Leona Phillips • LOB • Lori Loranger • Lydia Flores • Marilyn Stablein • Marj Hahne • Mercedes Webb-Pullman • Michael Berton • Nathan Tompkins • Paco Marquez • Pattie Palmer-Baker • Peter D. Goodwin • Phoebe Levija • Rachael Clyne • Rebecca Bilkau • Richard Bannerman • S. K. Kelen • Sarah White • Scott Thomas Outlar • Shawn Aveningo • Sigrun Susan Lane • SM • Spurs Broken • Teresa Zemaitis • Tiffany Burba-Schramm • Tim Kahl • Tricia Knoll • Wayne Lee • William Doreski

    We’re currently accepting discount pre-release orders online at:

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