New Member Into

I’m a new member of the OPA. I moved to Oregon last Nov. and very much like living here. I’ve loved writing since I was a teen and practiced it all my life. I also love nature and outdoor activities besides poetry. I’ve had quite a few publications in the last 6 months in journals and anthologies from Seattle to New York. Several poems appear in Raven Chronicles Anthology, “Take a Stand: Art Against Hate”. The Seattle Star published two poems adding to several already there. “Last Oracle Over the Sea” appears in the CAPS / Calling All Poets Series Anthology out of New Paltz , New York & “Eagle Bowl” was accepted by the Seattle journal “Chrysanthemum” edited by Koon Woon. Washington State Poet Laureate, Claudia Castro Luna took a fun historical poem, “The Bubble of Seattle” for her Poetry Grid. It’s @ http//:washingtonpoeticroutes.com. You are welcome to write to me and have a look at my website too. Thanks much. http://raynroberts.com

Cosmic Pockets, Joann Renee Boswell’s debut collection, available now

Joann Renee Boswell’s debut collection of poetry and photography, Cosmic Pockets, is available now for preorders through Fernwood Press: http://www.barclaypressbookstore.com/Cosmic-Pockets.html

Cosmic Pockets: poetry and photography for sci-fi loving skeptical mystics, feminists, mothers, all. Poet and photographer Joann Renee Boswell invites us to travel with her into an encounter with the inconvenient complexities of earth-life and outer space, politics and religion, Bigfoot, feminism, Santa Claus, and spirituality – all tucked inside the Cosmic Pockets of life. Unflinchingly honest and delightfully conflicted, the dense narrative of Cosmic Pockets will complicate your understanding of what the world is and gift you with narrow glimpses of what might be.

More information is available at https://joannrenee.com/cosmic-pockets/