Month: April 2018

Oregon Poetry Association Spring 2018 Contest Winners

Poet’s Choice — Armin Tolentino, Judge 1st Place: “Knowledge of Good and Evil” by Penelope Scambly Schott, Portland, OR 2nd Place: “Fishing Indian Creek” by Marri Champié, Kuna, ID 3rd Place: “Persephone” by Carol Clark Williams, York, PA 1st Honorable Mention: “Monday after Rain” by Michael Hanner, Eugene, OR 2nd Honorable Mention: “Fourth Wave” by …

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Before Dreaming: Poems by Arn Strasser, reviewed by Gigi Cooper

Before Dreaming by Arn Strasser   Budding Branch Books, an imprint of Asher & Merriman Publishers ISBN# 978-0-9841874-1-6 2015, 89 pp., $19.95 www.buddingbranchbooks.com   Before Dreaming almost is correct; Between Dreaming would be accurate. Arn Strasser’s collection investigates the interaction between the dream state and wakefulness. He approaches the enigma of the dream world with …

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Eugene’s Public Poetry

Erik Muller is one of OPA’s representatives on the Oregon Poetry Collection’s governing committee. Check out new OPC material at https://oregonpoets.org/resources/oregon-poetry-collection/ Here he writes about public poetry in Eugene. One: Poems Inscribed on Steel Plenty of poetry books right at home and more than I’ll ever get to at the Eugene Public Library. But still …

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