January 2021

Miwaukie Poetry Series

Virtual readings Livestreamed on the Ledding Library YouTube Channel Second Wednesday of each month beginning February 10, 2021 at 6:30 p.m The Milwaukie Poetry Series Committee and the Ledding Library of Milwaukie are delighted to announce the 14th season of the Milwaukie Poetry Series. We hope you are all safe and well in this difficult […]

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This Swarm of Light reviewed

Reviewed by Paul Telles This Swarm of Light by Suzanne Sigafoos I-Beam Books (2020), 65 pp $16 ISBN #: 978-1-938928-10-9 Available at: https://shop.spybeambooks.com/product/this-swarm-of-light In her first full-length collection, Portland poet Suzanne Sigafoos delivers on her book’s title with an enchanting swarm of poems that moves fluidly through a garden of themes that include mortality and

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Fall Contest Results for Theme: Community

2020 Fall Adult Contest Results for Theme/Community Judge: Emmett Wheatfall First Place Winner for Theme: “Friday Night after COVID” by Christen Pagett We’ll walk to Fitzgerald’s at the corner, and I’ll order the darkest beer with the deepest froth and tip him more than 20%, even though he’s never smiled at us before. We’ll meld

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Winning Poems in the Pantoum Category

Fall 2020 Winning Poems in the Traditional/Pantoum Category Judge:  Erica Goss First Place: “Say Their Names” by Dan Kaufman As we step toward justice, we must say their names. Mr. Arbery, Ms. Taylor, Mr. Floyd, discarded while Black. Knee-necked, bulleted, erased by cold aims. The roll call continues, each a bitter flashback. Mr. Floyd, Mr.

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