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Jan
2
Thu
2020
Salem Poetry Project Featuring Terra Incognita @ IKE Box
Jan 2 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Terra Incognita is the second anthology from Bob Hill Publishing, LLC, and like Moments Before Midnight, released in 2018, the subtitle is Oregon Poets Write for Ecological, Social, Political and Economic Justice. Reading their poems from the book will be: Carol Hottle, Penina Ava Taesali, Paul Suter, Elizabeth Keyser, Ariel, Amalie Rush Hill and Marc Janssen.

Featured reader begins at 7:00 and the open mic will directly follow. Our hosts, the Ike Box, feature a wide variety of beverages and snack options! The Ike Box is located at 229 Cottage St NE in Salem, at the intersection of Chemeketa and Cottage. http://www.ikebox.com/

Jan
8
Wed
2020
Book Launch: What She Was Wearing – Shawn Aveningo Sanders @ Annie Bloom's Books
Jan 8 @ 7:00 pm

Annie Bloom’s welcomes Portland poet Shawn Aveningo Sanders to read from What She Was Wearing.

How long can you keep a dark secret before you become completely unraveled? In What She Was Wearing, Sanders uses poetry, prose, and letters to tell her #MeToo story—one that has taken over 30 years to reveal.
Inspired by the countless number of women who are bravely opening up to share their truth, she adds her voice to the fight against the oppressive, misogynic times we live in. It’s time to stop blaming the victim and to stop asking what she was wearing! For Shawn, writing through the pain and sharing these poems has proven to be cathartic and even epiphanic at times. It is her hope this work can help women of all ages face and cope with their own traumas, while letting them know they can indeed heal and go on to enjoy loving, trusting relationships.

Jan
9
Thu
2020
Salem Poetry Project Featuring Bruce Parker @ IKE Box
Jan 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Bruce Parker holds a BA in History from the University of Maryland Far East Division, Okinawa, Japan, and an MA in Secondary Education from the University of New Mexico. He has taught English as a second language, worked as a technical editor, and as a translator. He reads for Boulevard, lives in Portland, Oregon, and is President of the Oregon Poetry Association. His work has appeared in CIRQUE, The Inflectionist Review, Alembic, Cloudbank, Floyd County Moonshine, and elsewhere.

Featured reader begins at 7:00 and the open mic will directly follow. Our hosts, the Ike Box, feature a wide variety of beverages and snack options! The Ike Box is located at 229 Cottage St NE in Salem, at the intersection of Chemeketa and Cottage. http://www.ikebox.com/

Jan
16
Thu
2020
Salem Poetry Project Featuring Nitza M. Hernández López @ IKE Box
Jan 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Nitza M. Hernández López has been living in Oregon since 2012, when she retired as a professor from the University of Puerto Rico. She earned a doctorate in Communication Arts from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Nitza is involved with photography, mixed media, acrylic painting, poetry, meditation and yoga. She occasionally does voluntary work at Capital Community Television. Some of her artwork has been shown at exhibits and art galleries in Salem and Independence, Oregon. “My poetry, as well as my artwork, reflect my social concerns, my latino and multicultural identity, and the connection I feel with Puerto Rico, as well as my ancestors and my cosmic origin.”

Featured reader begins at 7:00 and the open mic will directly follow. Our hosts, the Ike Box, feature a wide variety of beverages and snack options! The Ike Box is located at 229 Cottage St NE in Salem, at the intersection of Chemeketa and Cottage. http://www.ikebox.com/

Jan
19
Sun
2020
Peregrine Literary Series: Stafford Birthday Celebration with Paulann Petersent @ Stickman's Pub
Jan 19 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Paulann Petersen reads. Attendees are invited to read a favorite poem by William Stafford.

Jan
23
Thu
2020
Salem Poetry Project Featuring Caroline Holm @ IKE Box
Jan 23 @ 7:00 am – 9:00 am

Caroline Holm is a writer, artist and Oregon-transplant. Her work is centered on healing the heart and body with nature and gently guiding others to live in awe of and in tune with the earth in order that they may heal too. She’ll be reading poems from her upcoming book, Woodland.

Featured reader begins at 7:00 and the open mic will directly follow. Our hosts, the Ike Box, feature a wide variety of beverages and snack options! The Ike Box is located at 229 Cottage St NE in Salem, at the intersection of Chemeketa and Cottage. http://www.ikebox.com/

Jan
28
Tue
2020
Head for the Hills @ Head for the Hillss
Jan 28 all-day

Head for the HIlls only occurs one day a month. The last Tuesday, not the whole week. There is a mistake on the calendar. Thank you.

Jan
30
Thu
2020
Salem Poetry Project Featuring Michael Schein @ IKE Box
Jan 30 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Michael Schein wrote Liquid Perishable Hazardous (poetry – 2019), John Surratt: The Lincoln Assassin Who Got Away (history – 2015), and novels The Killer Poet’s Guide to Immortality by AB Bard (2012), Bones Beneath Our Feet (2011) and Just Deceits (2005). He edited Poets UNiTE! (2016), and founded LiTFUSE Poets’ Workshop. His poetry has been stuck to refrigerators.

Featured reader begins at 7:00 and the open mic will directly follow. Our hosts, the Ike Box, feature a wide variety of beverages and snack options! The Ike Box is located at 229 Cottage St NE in Salem, at the intersection of Chemeketa and Cottage. http://www.ikebox.com/

Feb
6
Thu
2020
Salem Poetry Project Featuring Nicole Taylor @ Ike Box
Feb 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Nicole Taylor lives in the Eugene, Oregon area. She has been an artist, a hiker, a poetry note taker, a sketcher, a volunteer and a dancer, formerly in Salem’s DanceAbility. You can read more of her poetry at oregonpoeticvoices.org/poet/312/.

Featured reader begins at 7:00 and the open mic will directly follow. Our hosts, the Ike Box, feature a wide variety of beverages and snack options! The Ike Box is located at 229 Cottage St NE in Salem, at the intersection of Chemeketa and Cottage. http://www.ikebox.com/

Feb
13
Thu
2020
Salem Poetry Project Featuring Lynn Otto @ Ike Box
Feb 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Lynn Otto is the author of Real Daughter, winner of the 2017 Unicorn Press First Book Award. She holds an MFA in creative writing from Portland State University. Her work has also been published in Iron Horse Literary Review, Raleigh Review, Sequestrum, and other journals (see lynnottoinfo.wordpress.com).

Featured reader begins at 7:00 and the open mic will directly follow. Our hosts, the Ike Box, feature a wide variety of beverages and snack options! The Ike Box is located at 229 Cottage St NE in Salem, at the intersection of Chemeketa and Cottage. http://www.ikebox.com/