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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
1
Sat
2020
The Poetry Box Chapbook Prize 2020 (3rd Annual) @ The Poetry Box
Feb 1 – Feb 28 all-day

Annual Chapbook Contest for 2020, sponsored by The Poetry Box.
Open to writers residing in the United States.
Winners will receive the following:
1st Prize: $500 and $100 Duotrope Gift Certificate plus 20 copies of published chapbook and distribution of their winning title to all contest entrants.
2nd Prize: $150 plus 10 copies of their published chapbook.
3rd Prize: $100 plus 5 copies of their published chapbook.

Submission Period for Contest: Feb 1 – Feb 28, 2020
Contest Judge: Amy Miller
Winner Announced by: July, 2020
Publication/Release Date: Winter, 2020/21
ALL ENTRANTS receive free copy of winning chapbook.

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/

Feb
20
Thu
2020
Salem Poetry Project Featuring Efrain Diaz Horna @ Ike Box
Feb 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Efraín Díaz-Horna was born in Talara, Peru, studied at Mt. Angel College in Oregon, and the University of Wisconsin. For 25 years, Efraín was employed for the State of Oregon and Multnomah County. He has been drawing, painting, and writing since he was a child. He has exhibited his art in Oregon, Mexico, Russia, and Peru. You can find his poetry in Expreso, The Oregonian, The Hispanic News, The National Catholic Reporter, and several newsletters. He is the author of the six poetry books and a translation of Kim Stafford’s poetry Cuando llegues al fondo, cava más abajo (2019).

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
21
Fri
2020
Silverton Poetry Festival Gordon House Reading @ Frank Lloyd Wright Gordon House at the Oregon Gardens
Feb 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

20th Annual Silverton Poetry Festival hosts readings by Penelope Schott and Emmett Wheatfield. Refreshments served.

Feb
22
Sat
2020
Book Launch for The Poeming Pigeon: COSMOS issue @ Ledding Library
Feb 22 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

OUR UNIVERSE IN VERSE

The Milwaukie Poetry Series and The Poetry Box present a reading to celebrate the launch of the 9th issue of The Poeming Pigeon: COSMOS.

Featured Readers:
Pattie Palmer-Baker • Trina Gaynon • Colette Tennant • Liz Nakazawa • Casey Bush • Dale Champlin • Melody Leming-Wilson • Douglas Spangle • Marilyn Johnston • Brittney Corrigan • Judith Arcana • Joann Renee Boswell • Brad G. Garber • Jessica Parker • Devon Balwit • Linda Ferguson • Delia Garigan • Rebecca Smolen • Doug Stone • Linda (LAW) Fraser • Deborah Bachels Schmidt • Shawn Aveningo Sanders

Silverton Poetry Festival Presents Talking Poets @ Creekside Grill
Feb 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Poets Lex Runciman and Jessica Mehta read and discuss their work and their lives poetic.