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ALPHABETICAL BY TITLE

  • Christopher M. Wicks
    365 Sonnets
    Publisher: Self-published, 2016
    Author website: www.christophermwicks.com
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    A collection of three hundred sixty-five sonnets, written by Wicks over twenty-two years. The number of poems suggests reading one per day for a year, but this is not required. The chief theme is love, sacred and secular.


  • David Hedges
    A Funny Thing Happened On My Way To a Geology Degree
    Publisher: Finishing Line Press, 2011
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  • Penelope Scambly Schott
    A is for Anne
    Publisher: WordTech Communications, 2007
    Author website: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Penelope_Schott
    Purchase book: http://www.amazon.com/Anne-Penelope-Scambly-Schott/dp/193345668X



  • Susan Clayton-Goldner
    A Question of Mortality
    Publisher: Wellstone Press, 2015
    Author website: http://susanclaytongoldner.com
    Purchase book: https://www.amazon.com/Question-Mortality-Susan-Clayton-Goldner/dp/1930835132
    "Poems that honor the dead, enlighten the living and dig deep into the dark mysteries of childhood." Available through Amazon.com


  • Michael Hanner
    Adriatica
    Publisher: Chandelier Galaxy, 2016
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    A series of noir surreal poems laid mostly in the countries surrounding the Adriatic Sea. Here is the first piece: "In the evening we would walk to the taverna where the bartender would, for nine drachmas, fill the plastic bottle with retsina from a cask behind the bar. We would drink it on the roof top were laundry waved at the dark mass that was Albania. Another continent. When the wine was gone we walked up to the place Anglais, with the Australians. They didn’t have a clue."


  • Penelope Scambly Schott
    Almost Learning to Live in This World
    Publisher: Pudding House, 2004
    Author website: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Penelope_Schott
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  • Anita Sullivan
    And If The Dead Do Dream
    Publisher: Uttered Chaos, 2016
    Author website: http://www.anitasullivan.org/
    Purchase book: http://www.utteredchaos.org/books.html
    The poems (and the opening poetic essay) in this chapbook simply make an original assumption that "reality" is a mystery, never meant to be ordinary, and that this is a source of continuous excitement, terror, and joy.


  • Dori Appel
    Another Rude Awakening
    Publisher: Cherry Grove Press, 2008
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    Purchase book: http://www.amazon.com/Another-Rude-Awakening-Dori-Appel/dp/1934999237



  • Don Colburn
    Another Way to Begin
    Publisher: Finishing Line Press, 2006
    Author website: http://www.doncolburn.net/
    Purchase book: http://www.amazon.com/Another-Way-Begin-Don-Colburn/dp/1599240548



  • Vargus Pike
    April Song
    Publisher: Pietzsche Pit Press, 2013
    Author website:
    Purchase book: http://www.anotherreadthrough.com/



  • Don Colburn
    As if Gravity Were a Theory
    Publisher: Cider Press, 2006
    Author website: http://www.doncolburn.net/
    Purchase book: http://www.amazon.com/As-if-Gravity-Were-Theory/dp/1930781016



  • Carol Brockfield
    At Leaf's Edge
    Publisher: Oakleaf Press - First Edition 2009; New Ed. 2012, 2012
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  • Michael Hanner
    Avenida Uriburu
    Publisher: Create Space, 2015
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    Purchase book: http://www.amazon.com/Avenida-Uriburu-Michael-Hanner/dp/1505418631/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1422041812&sr=8-1&keywords=Avenida+Uriburu
    AVENIDA URIBURU, Michael Hanner’s collection of poems and oddments from his trip to Buenos Aires in November, 2014, was published January 1st. It is available through Amazon for $6 plus s&h.


  • Penelope Scambly Schott
    Baiting the Void
    Publisher: Dream Horse Press, 2005
    Author website: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Penelope_Schott
    Purchase book: http://www.amazon.com/Baiting-Void-Penelope-Scambly-Schott/dp/0965930793



  • Laura LeHew
    Beauty
    Publisher: Tiger's Eye Press, 2009
    Author website: http://www.utteredchaos.org/
    Purchase book: http://www.tigerseyejournal.com/Chapbooks.html



  • Don Colburn
    Because You Might Not Remember
    Publisher: Finishing Line Press, 2010
    Author website: http://www.doncolburn.net/
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  • Arn Strasser
    Before Dreaming
    Publisher: Budding Branch Books, 2015
    Author website: http://www.arnstrasser.com/
    Purchase book: http://www.broadwaybooks.net/dreaming-arn-strasser
    BEFORE DREAMING allows us to enter a personal world that is at once accessible and layered with interpretive meaning. The poems are characterized by a use of language that speaks to universal questions. Varied in tone, from deeply moving to light-hearted, the work shows a keen sense of structure and rhythm, a testament to a strong poetic style rooted in experience.


  • Susanne Twight-Alexander
    Being
    Publisher: Groundwaters Publishing, 2012
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    Purchase book: http://susyouzel.com/being/



  • Ellen Waterston
    Between Desert Seasons
    Publisher: Wordcraft of Oregon LLC, 2008
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    Purchase book: http://www.amazon.com/Between-Desert-Seasons-Ellen-Waterston/dp/1877655600



  • Marjorie Power
    Birds on Discovery Island
    Publisher: Main Street Rag Publishing Company, 2005
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  • Linda Varsell Smith
    Black Stars on a White Sky
    Publisher: , unknown
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    Purchase book: http://www.amazon.com/Black-Stars-White-Linda-Varsell/dp/0972873759



  • Joan Maiers
    Blooming in the Shade
    Publisher: Media Weavers, 1999
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    Purchase book: http://www.amazon.com/Blooming-Shade-Five-Oregon-Poets/dp/096472121X



  • Ernest G. Moll Alan L. Contreras, Introduction
    Blue Interval
    Publisher: Oregon Review Books, 2016
    Author website: Author is deceased
    Purchase book: http://www.alanlcontreras.com
    By arrangement with the Moll family, Oregon Review Books (OPA member Alan Contreras of Eugene) has reprinted the Australian-American poet Ernest G. "Gerry" Moll's illustrated collection of poems about Crater Lake that first appeared in 1935. Available from Amazon or via order at local bookstores. Moll was on the UO faculty 1928-1966. Pub date is marked as 2016 but actually issued June, 2017.


  • Tricia Knoll
    Broadfork Farm
    Publisher: The Poetry Box published in 2017!, 2016
    Author website: http://triciaknoll.com
    Purchase book: http://www.thepoetrybox.com/_DetailPagesBookstore/BroadforkFarm.html
    Broadfork Farm's poetry sings praise to a small organic farm in Trout Lake, Washington on the slopes of Mt. Adams, paying homage to the family who owns the farm, the cats, goats, pigs, dogs, lambs and chickens who grow there. Although the setting seems almost bucolic, the challenges of the world intrude in the form of wildfire, hate crimes, and predation. Mostly though, the poetry is of the commitment to bring food to table with love and sustainability.


  • Claudia Lapp
    Buch. A Whimsical Poem About Books And Why We Love Them
    Publisher: Fae Press, 2013
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    Purchase book: http://www.kathryn-ridall.com/store.html



  • Emily Pittman Newberry
    Butterfly A Rose; A Journey Through Transition
    Publisher: One Spirit Press, 2011
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    Purchase book: https://butterflyarose.com/products/



  • Pepper Trail
    Cascade-Siskiyou: Poems
    Publisher: Painted Thrush Press, 2015
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    Purchase book: http://www.amazon.com/Cascade-Siskiyou-Poems-Pepper-Trail/dp/150848435X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1439243044&sr=8-1&keywords=cascade-siskiyou+poems
    This masterful cycle of nature poems was born in the wild backcountry along the Oregon-California border. On these rugged ridges and canyons, the sagebrush and junipers of the Great Basin mingle with the oaks and chaparral of the Siskiyou Mountains and the towering conifer forests of the Cascades, creating one of North America’s richest arrays of plants and animals. Biologist and poet Pepper Trail has explored every corner of this region for twenty years. In this collection, he leads the reader through a world of wildflowers and butterflies, birds and bears, into the depths of geological time, and toward a deepened understanding of the intersections of the human and natural worlds.


  • Marjorie Power
    Cave Poems
    Publisher: Lone Willow Press, 1998
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  • Linda Varsell Smith
    Cinqueries: A Cluster of Cinquos and Cinquains
    Publisher: , 1999
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    Purchase book: http://www.amazon.com/Cinqueries-Lanternes-Linda-Varsell-Smith/dp/0972873732



  • Stephanie Lenox
    Congress of Strange People
    Publisher: Airlie Press, 2012
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    Purchase book: http://airliepress.org/titles



  • Penelope Scambly Schott
    Crow Mercies
    Publisher: CALYX Press, 2010
    Author website: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Penelope_Schott
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  • Margaret Chula
    Daffodils at Twilight
    Publisher: Kelsay Books, 2017
    Author website: www.margaretchula.com
    Purchase book: kelsaybooks.com
    A collection about coming of age in a small New England town in the 1950s and 1960s.


  • Scot Siegel
    Daughters, Here | Daughters, Gone
    Publisher: Uttered Chaos, 2018
    Author website: http://www.scotsiegel.com
    Purchase book: https://www.utteredchaos.org/#/
    Daughters, Here | Daughters, Gone is not about loss but self-determination. It is a father’s prayer for his daughters, and daughters everywhere, as they remake the world in their vision.



  • Death is not our Holy Word
    Publisher: Alien Buddha Press, 2017
    Author website:
    Purchase book: https://www.facebook.com/AlienBuddhaPress/
    A Deep battle with depression with the determination to win.


  • Joy McDowell
    Diesel Horse
    Publisher: Uttered Chaos, 2011
    Author website:
    Purchase book: http://www.utteredchaos.org/



  • Erik Muller Richard Dankleff, Barbara Drake, Kenneth O. Hanson, Clemens Starck, Lex Runciman, Paulann Petersen
    Durable Goods, Appreciations of Oregon Poets
    Publisher: Mountains and River Press, 2017
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    Purchase book: http://www.mountainsandriverspress.org/bookinfo.aspx?TitleId=37



  • Adam Levon Brown
    Embedded Memories of a Shooting Star
    Publisher: Transcendent Zero Press, 2017
    Author website: Http://www.Adamlevonbrowncom.wordpress.com
    Purchase book: https://transcendentzeropress.org/
    Embedded Memories of a Shooting Star is an imaginative exploration of creation itself. The poems in this small collection delve into the creation of the cosmos and its varying dimensions.


  • Cecelia Hagen
    Entering
    Publisher: Airlie Press, 2011
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  • Ingrid Wendt
    Evensong
    Publisher: Truman State University, 2011
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  • Nancy Flynn
    Every Door Recklessly Ajar
    Publisher: Cayuga Lake Books, Ithaca, New York, 2015
    Author website: http://www.nancyflynn.com/
    Purchase book: http://www.amazon.com/Every-Door-Recklessly-Ajar-Poems/dp/1681110350/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1433804595&sr=8-1&keywords=every+door+recklessly+ajar+nancy+flynn



  • Jan David Madsen
    Everything is Shining
    Publisher: lulu, 2016
    Author website: https://zestymumbles.com
    Purchase book: https://www.lulu.com
    Poems of awakening. A metaphysical viewpoint. What we see is what we don't seen the form of what we do see.


  • Leah Stenson
    Everywhere I Find Myself
    Publisher: WordTech Communications, Turning Point Books, 2017
    Author website: http://www.leahstenson.com
    Purchase book: https://www.turningpointbooks.com/
    Drawing from a deep well of autobiographical and cross-cultural experience, Everywhere I Find Myself is a wide-ranging narrative journey of the heart.


  • Linda Varsell Smith
    Fibs and Other Truths
    Publisher: , unknown
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    Purchase book: http://www.amazon.com/Other-Truths-Linda-Varsell-Smith/dp/0972873740



  • Carolyn Martin
    Finding Compass
    Publisher: Queen of Wands Press, 2011
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  • Alan Contreras
    Firewand
    Publisher: Author, 2014
    Author website: https://www.alanlcontreras.com/
    Purchase book: http://www.amazon.com/



  • Pepper Trail
    Flight Time: Poems
    Publisher: Painted Thrush Press, 2014
    Author website:
    Purchase book: http://www.amazon.com/Flight-Time-Poems-Pepper-Trail/dp/1503192385/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1439242851&sr=8-1&keywords=flight+time+poems
    This collection of 25 poems explores flight in all its dimensions, from the wonder of seeing the world from 30,000 feet to the indignities of the security screening; from the grace and beauty of bird flight to the joy of flying homeward. By turns witty, lyrical, and profound, these poems lead the reader to think about flight in new ways – the perfect gift for every frequent flier.


  • Marjorie Power
    Flying on One Wing: Poems for Breast Cancer Survivors, And Those Who Love Them
    Publisher: Samaritan Health Services, 2006
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  • Lana Hechtman Ayers
    Four Quarters: an homage to T.S. Eliot's Four Quartets
    Publisher: Night Rain Press, 2016
    Author website: http://lanaayers.com/
    Purchase book: https://www.amazon.com/Four-Quarters-Homage-Eliots-Quartets/dp/0997083468
    A dialogue and dance with Eliot's classic poem series. Preserving Eliot's distinctive stanza structures and syntax throughout, Ayers, creates an utterly unique poem sequence that simultaneously celebrates the master poet, while taking him to task over his pessimistic stance on humanity.


  • Lisa E. Baldwin Poems from 24 poets, essays from 10 writers, and short fiction from 9
    From the Heart of the Applegate
    Publisher: Applegate Valley Community Newspaper, Inc., 2016
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    Purchase book: http://applegater.org/
    Here is an anthology of poems, stories and essays by 36 writers living in the Applegate River Valley. It is available from the publisher (www.applegater.org) and from Amazon.com, as well as several local outlets in Southern Oregon.


  • Anita Sullivan
    Garden of Beasts
    Publisher: Airlie Press, 2010
    Author website: http://www.anitasullivan.org/
    Purchase book: http://airliepress.org/titles



  • Catherine McGuire
    Glimpses of a Garden
    Publisher: Lulu, 2012
    Author website:
    Purchase book: http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/catherinemcguire



  • Nancy Flynn
    Great Hunger
    Publisher: Anchor & Plume Press, 2016
    Author website: http://www.nancyflynn.com/
    Purchase book: http://anchorandplumepress.com/shop/great-hunger
    Great Hunger is a multi-part poem investigating the intersection of landscape and place as it relates to one ecological and humanitarian disaster, the mid-19th century Irish potato famine.


  • Eleanor Berry
    Green November
    Publisher: Traprock Books, 2007
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    Purchase book: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0976741148



  • Maggie Chula
    Grinding My Ink
    Publisher: Katsura Press, 1993
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  • Don Kunz
    Handmade History: Poems of the American West
    Publisher: Two Ravens Publications, 2014
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    This chapbook of original poetry by Don Kunz includes poems about the landscape, legends, historic events, art, movies, and music of the American West. Priced at $5 a copy, it is designed to be a fund-raiser for Oregon's SMART Reader Program: The author is donating all his profits from sales to this organization for which he is a fourth-year volunteer. It is available at independent bookstores in Central Oregon, through Amazon or from the author.


  • Leah Stenson
    Heavenly Body
    Publisher: Finishing Line Press, 2011
    Author website: http://www.leahstenson.com/
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  • Tiel Aisha Ansari
    High-Voltage Lines
    Publisher: Barefoot Muse Press, 2012
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    Purchase book: http://www.amazon.com/High-Voltage-Lines-Aisha-Ansari/dp/0615663761



  • James Fleming
    Hip Hop Aesop
    Publisher: Dancing Moon Press, Newport, OR, 2016
    Author website: oswegojimmy@gmail.com
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    This is a book of fables that are updates from Aesop with the same wit and wisdom from the animal world. Illustrations tell stories of their own.


  • Ellen Waterston
    I Am Madagascar
    Publisher: Ice River Press, 2003
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    Purchase book: http://www.amazon.com/I-Am-Madagascar-Ellen-Waterston/dp/1877655414



  • Alan Contreras Cover art by Eric Wuest, Salem, Oregon
    In the Time of the Queen
    Publisher: Author, 2018
    Author website: https://www.alanlcontreras.com
    Purchase book: https://www.amazon.com/Time-Queen-Alan-Contreras/dp/1985647249
    32 new poems by one of the Northwest's most eclectic writers. Includes the memorial poem "The Guide Bird" for Ursula K. Le Guin.


  • Sherri Levine
    In These Voices
    Publisher: The Poetry Box, 2018
    Author website: https://sherrilevine.com/
    Purchase book: https://thepoetrybox.com/bookstore/in-these-voices
    A collection of voice poems, In These Voices, allows us to peek inside the lives of a variety of characters. Levine, through the magic of language, embodies a jilted lover, a worried husband, a young woman, a son, a granddaughter and even a squirrel.


  • Arn Strasser
    Incidental Longing
    Publisher: Budding Branch Books, 2017
    Author website: http://www.arnstrasser.com/
    Purchase book: https://www.buddingbranchbooks.com/
    An exciting new collection from Arn Strasser, an inspired treasure of poetic expression. Strasser includes a moving ecological poem, We On Earth Becoming", as well as a wide variety of writing, with the long poem "The Modern Mind" representing an evolution of his poetic approach.


  • Ann Staley
    Instructions For The Wishing Light
    Publisher: Booktrope, 2014
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    Purchase book: http://www.amazon.com
    Also available fromGrass Roots Book Store in Corvallis, OR or from the author: aes15 (at) peak.org.


  • Harriot West
    Into the Light
    Publisher: Mountains and Rivers Press, 2014
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    Purchase book: http://mountainsandriverspress.org/Home.aspx



  • Charles F. Thielman
    Into the Owl-Dreamed Night
    Publisher: Uttered Chaos, 2011
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  • Annie Lighthart
    Iron String
    Publisher: Airlie Press, 2013
    Author website: http://www.annielighthart.com
    Purchase book: http://airliepress.org/



  • Laura LeHew
    It's Always Night; It Always Rains; as part of the anthology Ashes Caught on the Edge of Light
    Publisher: Winterhawk Press, 2012
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    Purchase book: http://www.utteredchaos.org/books.html



  • Catherine McGuire
    Joy Holding Stillness the Seasons of Lake Quinault
    Publisher: Catherine McGuire, 2003
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  • Margaret Chula
    Just This (a collection of tanka)
    Publisher: Mountains and Rivers Press, 2013
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    Purchase book: http://margaretchula.com



  • Michele M. Graf
    Lifelines by the Poetic Muselings
    Publisher: InkSpotter Publishing, 2011
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  • David Biespiel
    Long Journey: Contemporary Northwest Poets
    Publisher: Oregon State University Press, 2006
    Author website: http://www.poetrynw.org/
    Purchase book: http://www.amazon.com/Long-Journey-Contemporary-Northwest-Poets/dp/0870710982



  • Penelope Scambly Schott
    May the Generations Die in the Right Order
    Publisher: Main Street Rag, 1999
    Author website: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Penelope_Schott
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  • Geraldine Foote
    Mouth Toward Sky
    Publisher: Finishing Line Press, 2018
    Author website: www.peaceleaves.com
    Purchase book: https://www.finishinglinepress.com/product/mouth-toward-sky-by-geraldine-foote/
    A few of the poems in the book are where some of the Peace Leaves originated. Some have personal views of historical events—learning of the Kennedy assassination while in middle school German class; teaching about Hiroshima; the Vietnam memorial; 911. Many explore relationships or touch on being a Mom. Most use images in our Northwest landscape. The title comes from two places. Included is a poem called “Drinking Rain” which quotes Nate as a child, who put his mouth toward the sky. The other has to do with speaking out. The cover art will include a woodcut print from artist Debby Neely of a red-winged blackbird with open beak. There’s also a poem in the book featuring red-winged blackbirds.


  • Mary Christine Delea
    Moving the Language
    Publisher: Albireo Press, 2003
    Author website: http://www.christinedelea.com/
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  • Adam Brown
    Musings of a Madman
    Publisher: Creative Talents Unleashed, 2016
    Author website: http://www.ctupublishinggroup.com/adam-levon-brown-.html
    Purchase book: http://www.ctupublishinggroup.com/home.html
    $13.95 Plus Shipping PayPal - The safer, easier way to pay online! Now Available Some say that Madness is linked directly to creativity. I don’t know about that, but I can tell you one thing, I am definitely mad. I chose these 55 poems to entice and teach people just what a maddened mind can create. When you’re reading my poetry you are stepping into the mouth of madness itself. I hope you enjoy the ride...


  • Bill Siverly
    Nightfall
    Publisher: Windfall Press, 2018
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    Purchase book: www.windfalljournal.com
    Bill Siverly’s Nightfall is his sixth book of poetry. Two thirds of Nightfall includes poems set in the Pacific Northwest, some from Idaho, where Bill grew up, and some from Oregon, where he presently lives. The remaining third consists of poems set in the German city of Görlitz and its environs, which extend into Poland. In the spring and summer of 2016, Bill and Jutta Donath lived three months in Görlitz, the city where Jutta spent her early childhood. Bill’s poems reflect the complex history and present reality of life in that easternmost city in Germany. The poems follow themes of personal aging reflecting decline in the American Empire and climate change. Yet, in the midst of such sober themes, the poems find hope in the poet’s garden, engaging with family, and learning to dwell on the earth.


  • Penelope Scambly Schott
    November Quilt
    Publisher: The Poetry Box, 2018
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    Purchase book: https://thepoetrybox.com/bookstore/november-quilt
    A Poetry Box Chapbook Prize Selection Reading November Quilt, by acclaimed author and poet, Penelope Scambly Schott, is akin to making a new friend. Brew a cup of tea and curl up in your favorite reading chair as you’re invited to share life experiences, aphorisms, confessions, and curious ponderings in this delightful collection of 30 poems (one for each day of the month). “Penelope Scambly Schott’s award-winning chapbook of thirty poems—organized and titled as one-a-day offerings for the month of November—reads like a series of brief, conversational letters to the reader. Longings are shared, intimacies revealed, disappointments confessed. Along the way, truths are discovered and delivered aphoristically: ‘Lives don’t have plots; they have refrains.’ Thoughtful and thought- provoking, these poems are not as much meditations as they are invitations—to ponder, to converse, to be disturbed, to love, to never forget. “Sometimes,” Schott writes, ‘I am the surface of a lake / perturbed by every passing breeze that blows.’ In November Quilt, she blows back.” ~Andrea Hollander, author of Blue Mistaken for Sky


  • Matthew Michael Hanner
    October
    Publisher: Chandelier Galaxy, 2015
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    Purchase book: https://www.facebook.com/October-1379629432362232/?fref=ts
    OCTOBER is Michael Hanner’s second collection of poetry. It covers the bars of Reykjavik, diminished Vézère, beefy bruisers, the Canal St. Denis, a Grumman Albatross coming in low over the house, the big Stilson under the front seat, a little Valpolicella, the Interior Minister’s inspectors, Gianicolo Hill and the use of Vienna sausages in Pinellas County all this, set out for you; each intricate disaster, wrapped in newspaper, tied with string and ready for you to take home. Bon Appetit!


  • Vargus Pike
    October Song
    Publisher: Pietzsche Pit Press, 2014
    Author website: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7267743.Vargus_Pike
    Purchase book: http://www.anotherreadthrough.com/
    Thirty one Poems written in the thirty one days of October. Companion to April Song. This is the second book in a planned series of four that will span the seasons.


  • Mary Christine Delea
    Ordinary Days in Ordinary Places
    Publisher: Pudding House Press, 2000
    Author website: http://www.christinedelea.com/
    Purchase book: http://www.amazon.com/Ordinary-Days-Places-Christine-Delea/dp/094475483X



  • Laura LeHew
    Original Weather (ed.)
    Publisher: Uttered Chaos, 2011
    Author website: http://www.utteredchaos.org/
    Purchase book: http://www.utteredchaos.org/



  • Allan Peterson
    Other Than They Seem
    Publisher: Tupelo Press, 2016
    Author website: www.allanpeterson.net
    Purchase book: tupelopress.org
    Winner of the Tupelo Snowbound Chapbook award selected by Ellen Kocher, whose said of it, " Soft spoken and intuitive, these deeply reflective poems demonstrate the miraculous common currency of thinking, expressed like confidences shared with a reader."


  • Carter McKenzie
    Out of Refusal
    Publisher: Airlie Press, 2010
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    Purchase book: http://airliepress.org/titles



  • Nita Countryman
    Out of the Woods: Meadow and Roadside Songs
    Publisher: Finishing Line Press, 2011
    Author website: http://www.nitacountryman.com/
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  • Catherine McGuire
    Palimpsests
    Publisher: Uttered Chaos, 2011
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    Purchase book: http://www.utteredchaos.org/



  • Bob Sterry
    Partner
    Publisher: Sterry and Sterry, 2018
    Author website: www.bobsterry.com
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    A collection of poetry, essays and vignettes written over fifteen years, including a short story about British espionage. Several pieces are connected directly to Oregon, its people, its beer and its weather. Now available online from Amazon and Powell's books.


  • Penelope Scambly Schott
    Penelope: The Story of Half-Scalped Woman
    Publisher: Univ. of Central Florida Press, 1999
    Author website: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Penelope_Schott
    Purchase book: http://www.amazon.com/Penelope-Half-Scalped-Woman-Narrative-Contemporary/dp/0813016398



  • Nancy Carol Moody
    Photograph With Girls
    Publisher: Traprock Books, 2009
    Author website:
    Purchase book: http://www.amazon.com/Quartet-Poetic-Voices-Marie-Buckley/dp/0964721287



  • Joan Maiers
    Poems in: If I Had a Hammer
    Publisher: Papier Mache Press, 1990
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  • Linda Varsell Smith
    Poems That Count
    Publisher: Rainbow Communications, unknown
    Author website:
    Purchase book: http://www.worldcat.org/wcpa/ow/213359921



  • Catherine McGuire
    Poetry and Chickens
    Publisher: , 2011
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  • Jean Richardson & Marie Buckley; Carol Frischmann; Judith Massee
    Quartet: four poetic voices
    Publisher: Media Weavers LLC, 2006
    Author website:
    Purchase book: http://www.amazon.com/Quartet-Poetic-Voices-Marie-Buckley/dp/0964721287



  • Carol Frischmann & Marie Buckley; Judith Masseek & Jean Richardson
    Quartet: four poetic voices
    Publisher: Media Weavers LLC, 2006
    Author website:
    Purchase book: http://www.amazon.com/Quartet-Poetic-Voices-Marie-Buckley/dp/0964721287



  • Marie Buckley & Carol Frischmann; Judith Massee; Jean Richardson
    Quartet: four poetic voices
    Publisher: Media Weavers LLC, 2006
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  • Judith Massee & Marie Buckley; Carol Frischmann; and Jean Richardson
    Quartet: four poetic voices
    Publisher: Media Weavers L.L.C, 2006
    Author website:
    Purchase book: http://www.amazon.com/Quartet-Poetic-Voices-Marie-Buckley/dp/0964721287



  • Quinton Hallett
    Refuge from Flux
    Publisher: Finishing Line Press, 2010
    Author website:
    Purchase book: https://www.finishinglinepress.com/shop/



  • Leah Stenson and Asao Sarukawa Aroldi
    Reverberations from Fukushima: 50 Japanese Poets Speak Out
    Publisher: Inkwater Press, 2014
    Author website: http://www.leahstenson.com/
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  • Kelly Terwilliger
    RIDDLE, FISH HOOK, THORN, KEY
    Publisher: Airlie Press, 2017
    Author website:
    Purchase book: http://airliepress.org
    The poems in Riddle Fishhook Thorn Key invite readers to encounter what doesn’t stay still. The longing here is not only to see things—the bones of a whale, a forgotten handkerchief, muddy horses in a field, a forsaken boy on an empty playground—but to inhabit them, to enter the well of other lungs, to go into the throat of a land [we] didn’t know. These poems search for ways to belong in the world, and as they do, even the fleeting and uncertain become illuminated—and intimate.


  • Brigitte Goetze
    Rose Hips
    Publisher: Yarn Shop, 2012
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  • Maggie Chula
    Shadow Lines
    Publisher: Katsura Press, 1999
    Author website:
    Purchase book: http://katsurapress.com



  • Scot Siegel
    Skeleton Says
    Publisher: Finishing Line Press, 2010
    Author website:
    Purchase book: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/159924635X?ie=UTF8&seller=A2LXC5ZHHP0WXP&sn=Finishing Line Press



  • Karen McPherson
    Sketching Elise
    Publisher: Finishing Line Press, 2012
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    Purchase book: https://www.finishinglinepress.com/



  • Steve Williams
    Skin Stretched Around the Hollow
    Publisher: Rattlesnake Press, 2007
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  • Scot Siegel
    Some Weather
    Publisher: Plain View Press, 2008
    Author website:
    Purchase book: http://www.amazon.com/Some-Weather-Scot-Siegel/dp/0911051333



  • Judith Arcana
    Soon To Be A Major Motion Picture
    Publisher: Minerva Rising, 2015
    Author website: http://www.juditharcana.com/
    Purchase book: http://minervarising.com/purchase-chapbooks/
    Additional comments: Based on a true story (as they say in Hollywood), this is fiction rooted in the experience of Chicago's pre-Roe underground abortion clinic, the Abortion Counseling Service of the Chicago Women's Liberation Union - now most often called JANE. SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE is about the time the abortion service was raided by Chicago police - a narrative in the voice of a Jane who, many years later, is making a movie about that extraordinary episode.


  • Dawn Diez Willis
    Still Life with Judas & Lightning
    Publisher: Airlie Press, unknown
    Author website: http://www.dawndiezwillis.com
    Purchase book: http://airliepress.org/



  • Sharon Lask Munson
    Stillness Settles Down the Lane
    Publisher: Uttered Chaos, 2010
    Author website: http://www.sharonlaskmunson.com/
    Purchase book: http://www.utteredchaos.org/



  • T. L. Cooper
    Strength in Silhouette: Poems
    Publisher: , 2013
    Author website: http://tlcooper.com/index.html
    Purchase book: http://www.amazon.com/Strength-Silhouette-Poems-T-L-Cooper/dp/0984686266/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1442798814&sr=8-1&keywords=strength+in+silhouette+poems
    We revere strength. We malign strength. We both fear and admire strength. When we reach inside during our weakest moments and find the strength to move forward, we discover the best thing about being human. Our humanity lies in both the strengths and the weaknesses that connect us and separate us. The poems within explore the many facets of strength in the hopes we never allow strength to become merely a silhouette.


  • Linda Varsell Smith
    Syllables of Velvet: Handbook of Poetry Forms You Can Count On
    Publisher: Rainbow Communications, unknown
    Author website:
    Purchase book: http://www.rainbowcommunications.org



  • Gary Lark
    Tasting the River in the Salmon's Flesh
    Publisher: Gary Lark Eels and Fishes Coos Writers Series, unknown
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  • Sharon Lask Munson
    That Certain Blue
    Publisher: Blue Light Press, 2011
    Author website: http://www.sharonlaskmunson.com/
    Purchase book: http://www.amazon.com/That-Certain-Blue-Sharon-Munson/dp/1421886294/



  • Alan Contreras
    The Captured Flame
    Publisher: Author, 2018
    Author website: https://www.alanlcontreras.com
    Purchase book: https://www.amazon.com/Captured-Flame-Notes-Books-Creative/dp/1984380532/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1521908055&sr=1-2&keywords=The+Captured+Flame
    Thirty essays and reviews on the work of Ursula K. Le Guin, John Ashbery, Ernest G. Moll, Ned Rorem, Samuel R. Delany, Alan Hovhaness, Quinton Hallett, Andrew Marvell, Pepper Trail, Reginald Shepherd, John Jay Chapman and others.


  • Sue Parman
    The Carnivorous Gaze
    Publisher: Turnstone Press, 2014
    Author website: http://www.sueparman.com
    Purchase book: http://www.amazon.com/The-Carnivorous-Gaze-Sue-Parman/dp/0615887619



  • Marjorie Power
    The Complete Tishku
    Publisher: Lone Willow Press, 2005
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  • Scot Siegel
    The Constellation of Extinct Stars, and Other Poems
    Publisher: Salmon Poetry, 2016
    Author website: http://www.scotsiegel.com
    Purchase book: https://www.salmonpoetry.com/details.php?ID=386&a=211
    In this book, Scot Siegel’s poems have an ambidextrous quality, ready to pivot deftly from history to imagined history, from biography to prophecy. His is a voice rinsed clear by desert winds, ready to enter any story and make it first person – for the writer, for the reader. He can claim at one point “no pretense…no history, no trajectory...,” and yet his imagination honors history, invents history, and makes history matter, gives it important work to do. You will be disoriented from accustomed ways of thinking, and gain new ways of being: “I want to go down in history and bring back a future worth remembering.” These poems will convey you to resonant places in your new life. —Kim Stafford


  • Donna Henderson
    The Eddy Fence
    Publisher: Airlie Press, 2009
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    Purchase book: http://airliepress.org/titles



  • Lorna Cahall
    The Field
    Publisher: , 2011
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  • Peter Lovering
    The Guy's Big Book of Poetry
    Publisher: , 2009
    Author website:
    Purchase book: http://camallibookcompany.blogspot.com/



  • Don Kunz & Peter Lovering and John Martin
    The Guys' Big Book of Poetry
    Publisher: , 2009
    Author website:
    Purchase book: http://camallibookcompany.blogspot.com/



  • John Martin Don Kunz, Peter Lovering
    The Guys' Big Book of Poetry
    Publisher: , 2009
    Author website:
    Purchase book: http://camallibookcompany.blogspot.com/



  • Stephanie Lenox
    The Heart That Lies Outside the Body
    Publisher: Slapering Hol Press, 2008
    Author website:
    Purchase book: http://www.writerscenter.org/chapbooks



  • Nancy Flynn
    The Hours of Us
    Publisher: Finishing Line Press, 2007
    Author website: http://www.nancyflynn.com/
    Purchase book: http://www.amazon.com/Hours-Us-Nancy-Flynn/dp/1599242168



  • Nancy Christopherson
    The Leaf
    Publisher: Nancy Christopherson, 2015
    Author website: http://www.nancychristophersonpoetry.com/
    Purchase book: http://www.amazon.com/Leaf-Nancy-Christopherson/dp/0692424334
    "Keen-eyed and compassionate, The Leaf is a collection worth reading again and again. Nancy Christopherson's observations of the natural world--whales, herons, swifts, deer--are deft and deep, sometimes breathtaking. Her poems about love, her mother's death, forgiveness and redemption reveal a profound awareness of the 'nearly invisible threads' that connect us all. This is a rich pool of poetry, wide-ranging in subject but with a coherent tender voice that is wholly satisfying." --Tina Tau, author of Hardscrabble Road, The Golden Tree, Where the Water Is, and Eating the Foam


  • Carey Taylor
    The Lure of Impermanence
    Publisher: Cirque Press, 2018
    Author website: https://careyleetaylor.com
    Purchase book: http://www.cirquejournal.com
    This collection of poems makes accessible the catalog of daily life, from growing roses, the death of a child, sexual stirrings, work, childhood, the political state of America, or the landscape of the Pacific Northwest. Ultimately, these poems merge onto the highway we all must travel—toward the fleeting nature of all things.


  • Nita Countryman
    The Origin of Bear
    Publisher: Finishing Line Press, 2006
    Author website: http://www.nitacountryman.com/
    Purchase book: http://www.amazon.com/Origin-Bear-NITA-COUNTRYMAN/dp/1599241080



  • Judith Arcana
    The Parachute Jump Effect
    Publisher: Uttered Chaos, 2012
    Author website:
    Purchase book: http://www.utteredchaos.org/books.html



  • Penelope Scambly Schott
    The Perfect
    Publisher: Snake Nation, 1994
    Author website: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Penelope_Schott
    Purchase book: http://www.amazon.com/Perfect-Mother-Penelope-Scambly-Schott/dp/0963836404



  • Penelope Scambly Schott
    The Pest Maiden: A Story of Lobotomy
    Publisher: Turning Point, 2004
    Author website: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Penelope_Schott
    Purchase book: http://www.amazon.com/Pest-Maiden-Story-Lobotomy/dp/1932339477



  • Laura LeHew
    The Quizzical Chair (ed.)
    Publisher: Uttered Chaos, 2010
    Author website: http://www.utteredchaos.org/
    Purchase book: http://www.utteredchaos.org/



  • Mary Christine Delea
    The Skeleton Holding Up the Sky
    Publisher: Main Street Rag Press, 2006
    Author website: http://www.christinedelea.com/
    Purchase book: http://www.amazon.com/Skeleton-Holding-Up-Sky/dp/1599480204



  • Maggie Chula
    The Smell of Rust
    Publisher: Katsura Press, 2003
    Author website:
    Purchase book: http://katsurapress.com



  • Shirley A. Plummer
    the task of falling rain
    Publisher: Turnstone Books of Oregon, 2016
    Author website:
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    Shirley Plummer's 'the task of falling rain' is now available.


  • Leah Stenson
    The Turquoise Bee and Other Love Poems
    Publisher: Finishing Line Press, 2014
    Author website: http://www.leahstenson.com/
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  • Carolyn Martin
    The Way a Woman Knows
    Publisher: The Poetry Box, 2015
    Author website:
    Purchase book: https://thepoetrybox.com/bookstore/the-way-a-woman-knows



  • Kathryn Ridall
    The Way of Stones
    Publisher: Finishing Line Press, 2009
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    Purchase book: http://www.finishinglinepress.com/



  • Ellen Waterston
    Then There Was No Mountain
    Publisher: Rowman Littlefield, 2003
    Author website:
    Purchase book: http://www.amazon.com/Then-There-Was-Mountain-Addiction/dp/1589790464



  • Jack E Lorts & Duane Ackerson; Jarold Ramsey; Erik Muller; Thomas Madden; Lawson Fusao Inada; Pamela Steele; John Daniel; Rob Whitbeck; Barbara Drake; Ellen Waterston; Kim Stafford; Shaindel Beers; Charles Goodrich; ME Hope; Paulann Petersen; Bette Lynch Husted; Ursula K.Le Guin; Maralee Gerke; and Penelope Scambly Schott
    These Mountains That Separate Us
    Publisher: Traprock Books, 2012
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  • Carolyn Martin
    Thin Places
    Publisher: Kelsay Books, 2017
    Author website:
    Purchase book: http://kelsaybooks.com/
    According to Eric Weiner, thin places are … locales where the distance between heaven and earth collapses and we’re able to catch glimpses of … the Infinite Whatever … . In thin places, we become our more essential selves. Most places Carolyn Martin visits have the potential to be “thin.” Puerto Vallarta, Taos, Joshua Tree, Zion, Amherst, Palm Springs, and Denver have already collapsed for her, and so have conversations, relationships, her garden, and articles in National Geographic. These fifty-six poems are the result of years of traveling in many directions to catch “the Infinite Whatever” and the essential self.


  • Scot Siegel
    Thousands Flee California Wildflowers
    Publisher: Salmon Poetry, 2012
    Author website:
    Purchase book: http://salmonpoetry.com/details.php?ID=245&a=211



  • Janice D. Rubin
    Tin Coyote
    Publisher: Blue Light Press, 2018
    Author website:
    Purchase book: Blue Light Press https://www.facebook.com/BlueLightPress.
    A poignant journey traversing love, loss, memory and renewal, Tin Coyote is rooted in the inner landscape of the heart as well as the physical landscape of the poet’s beloved Oregon. The Oregon Coast, Warm Springs, Siuslaw River and Lake Paulina, among other iconic destinations at home and abroad, are vividly rendered backdrops to reflections and self-explorations. “Light reflects, refracts/creating space and possibility.” Janice Rubin is a keen observer of self and environment. Leah Stenson, co-editor of Reverberations from Fukushima: 50 Japanese Poets Speak Out (Inkwater Press, 2014), curator of the Studio Reading Series, author of Everywhere I Find Myself (WordTech Communications, 2017)


  • Marjorie Power
    Tishku, After She Created Men
    Publisher: Lone Willow Press, 1996
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  • M
    To That Mythic Country Called Closure
    Publisher: Concrete Wolf, 2013
    Author website: http://figuresofspeechpdx.wordpress.com/
    Purchase book: http://www.amazon.com/That-Mythic-Country-Called-Closure/dp/0979713773/



  • Arn Strasser
    To The Poet Listening
    Publisher: Budding Branch Books, 2016
    Author website: http://www.arnstrasser.com/
    Purchase book: https://www.buddingbranchbooks.com/
    This new collection from Arn Strasser shows a remarkable poetic range. Here we find expressions of love and fear, the experience of parenting, odes to nature, sharp and witty political pieces and more...all told in a unique voice. An added bonus is a delightful story for a cat named Musette. This is a lively, engaging work from a poet who displays a keen sense of craft.


  • Don Colburn
    Tomorrow Too: The Brenda Monologues
    Publisher: Finishing Line Press, 2013
    Author website: http://www.doncolburn.net/tomorrow/
    Purchase book: http://www.finishinglinepress.com



  • Janice D. Rubin
    Transcending Damnation Creek Trail and Other Poems
    Publisher: Flutter Press, 2010
    Author website:
    Purchase book: http://www.flutterpress.webs.com/



  • curtis shoemake
    Tuff Row To Hoe
    Publisher: amazon books, 2017
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    uncomfortable uplifting historic and strange


  • Rosemary Douglas Lombard
    Turtles All the Way: Poems
    Publisher: Finishing Line Press, 2016
    Author website: http://ChelonianConnection.blogspot.com
    Purchase book: https://www.finishinglinepress.com/
    In 2013 the New York Times proclaimed turtles "COLDBLOODED, BUT SURPRISINGLY SMART." These poems echo that proclamation, especially for Lombard's long-time turtle colleagues at the Chelonian Connection lab. We meet a sea turtle lazing above the anemones, a box turtle entranced by the harvest moon or demonstrating her understandings and skills, a pancake tortoise enraged by poachers and dealers who steal him from his African life, and more. Endorsed by Ingrid Wendt, Henry Hughes, Anthony Pfannenstiel, Prof. Shefali Rajamannar, and Robert Michael Pyle.


  • Katie Eberhart
    Unbound: Alaska Poems
    Publisher: Uttered Chaos Press, 2013
    Author website: http://katieeberhart.com
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    In Unbound: Alaska Poems, the poems evoke places and historic moments such as the evidence left behind by former residents of the (Matanuska) Colony house we lived in for twenty-eight years as well as nature and seasons, hot springs, berry picking, root vegetables, ravens, and the magically technological room at the Museum of the North in Fairbanks that is called The Place Where You Go To Listen.


  • Scot Siegel
    Untitled Country
    Publisher: Pudding House Publications, 2009
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  • Ellen Waterston
    Via Lactea: A Woman of a Certain Age Walks the Camino
    Publisher: Atelier 6000, 2013
    Author website: http://www.writingranch.com
    Purchase book: http://www.atelier6000.org
    The book is Waterston’s fictionalized accounting of her pilgrimage on Spain’s Camino de Santiago in April 2012. The title of Vía Lactéa is a reference to the fact that the Milky Way is always overhead when walking the Camino. The Camino de Santiago (the Way of St. James) is a large network of ancient pilgrim routes stretching across Europe and coming together at the tomb of St. James (Santiago in Spanish) in Santiago de Compostela in northwest Spain. Waterston created the peregrina (pilgrim) as the guiding character in her story. Peregrina meets many real and imagined characters during her pilgrimage, allowing a variety of voices, poetic styles and forms.


  • Kathryn Ridall
    Visitations
    Publisher: , 2011
    Author website:
    Purchase book: http://kathryn-ridall.com/store.html



  • Michael Hanner
    Vivaldi, an Autobiography
    Publisher: Tebot Bach, 2013
    Author website:
    Purchase book: http://www.tebotbach.org



  • T. L. Cooper
    Vulnerability in Silhouette: Poems
    Publisher: The TLC Press, 2015
    Author website: http://tlcooper.com/index.html
    Purchase book: http://www.amazon.com/Vulnerability-Silhouette-T-L-Cooper-ebook/dp/B015IUH1PS/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1442798437&sr=8-1&keywords=vulnerability+in+silhouette+poems
    Vulnerability’s reputation often causes it to be maligned. Vulnerability creates insecurity and destroys confidence. Delve into the human experience of balancing vulnerability and strength while finding one’s place in the world. Explore the strength in vulnerability and the vulnerability in strength through soul-searching poems that travel the full spectrum of vulnerability from weakness to silhouette.


  • Penelope Scambly Schott
    Wave Amplitude in the Mona Passage
    Publisher: Palaquin, 1998
    Author website: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Penelope_Schott
    Purchase book: http://www.amazon.com/Amplitude-Passage-Poems-Penelope-Scambly/dp/B001JYDNOQ



  • Margaret Chula
    What Remains: Japanese Americans in Internment Camps
    Publisher: Katsura Press, 2011
    Author website: http://margaretchula.com
    Purchase book: http://katsurapress.com



  • Kathryn Ridall
    When the Muse Calls: Poems for the Creative Life
    Publisher: Pomegranate Press, unknown
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  • Laura LeHew
    Willingly Would I Burn
    Publisher: Moonpath Press, 2013
    Author website: http://www.utteredchaos.org/
    Purchase book: http://moonpathpress.com/publications.htm



  • Linda Varsell Smith
    Word-Playful: Guidelines and examples for over 300 New and Favorite Poetry Forms
    Publisher: Rainbow Communications, unknown
    Author website:
    Purchase book: http://www.rainbowcommunications.org



  • stuart irving marshall
    Youth, Struggle, Wisdom: The Journey to Epsilon
    Publisher: , 2014
    Author website:
    Purchase book: Inner Child Press
    Book of poetry


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