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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
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.

Feb
23
Sun
2020
Silverton Poetry Festival Presents Feast of Poets @ Mt. Angel Abbey Library Auditorium
Feb 23 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

20th Annual Silverton Poetry Festival Presents Readings from Abbey Abbot Fr. Jeremy Driscoll, Floyd Skloot, and Marilyn Johnston. This special commemorative event celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Arvo Aalto Abbey Library coinciding with the Silverton Poetry Festival 20th Anniversary event at the Abbey. A feast of food and drink follows the readings.

Feb
27
Thu
2020
Salem Poetry Project Featuring Corban University Poets @ Ike Box
Feb 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Poets from Corban University will be reading their work from the Fusion Art Show which features student poems, paintings, and photographs. The art show will be displayed in Corban’s Psalm Center Gallery from late January through February. The poets, painters, and photographers will give a reading Thursday, February 13th, at 7 pm in the Psalm Center on Corban’s campus. Community members are very welcome. It is free and open to the public.

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/

Mar
5
Thu
2020
Salem Poetry Project Featuring Paul Suter @ Ike Box
Mar 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Paul Suter’s roots are in the San Francisco Bay Area. He earned an MA in English at UC Berkeley, 1970, and completed a Fellowship preparing community college English instructors at the University of Nebraska, 1971. He taught composition, American literature and environmental literature at Chemeketa CC. Today he copy-edits Oregon PeaceWorks, enjoys the arts, values political activism, and composes poems. His poem, “Invitations,” will appear in the spring 2020 edition of Willawaw Journal. In 2018, “Cathedral” was published in Moments Before Midnight, and in 2019, “The Mountains Do Not Hoard Their Visions” was published in Terra Incognita. He lives in Salem, where he is a member of the Trillium and Peregrines writing groups.

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/

Mar
12
Thu
2020
Salem Poetry Project Featuring Armin Tolentino @ Ike Box
Mar 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Armin Tolentino is the author of the poetry collection We Meant to Bring It Home Alive (Alternating Current Press 2019). He earned an MFA at Rutgers University-Newark and his poetry has appeared in numerous journals including Common Knowledge, Arsenic Lobster, Hyphen Magazine, and The Raven Chronicles. He is a phenomenal clapper, a passable ukulele player, and a bumbling, but enthusiastic, fisherman. More info at www.armintolentino.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/