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  • Posted: June 13, 2021

    Sutherlin poet, Susan Kay Anderson, is part of the June 2021 30/30 Project at Tupelo Press

    Susan Kay Anderson is part of a group of poets in a marathon fundraising poetry writing month, writing and posting one poem per day at Tupelo Press. The 30/30 Project, an extraordinary challenge and fundraiser for Tupelo Press, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) literary press. Each month, volunteer poets run the equivalent of a “poetry marathon,” writing 30 poems in 30 days, while the rest of us “sponsor” and encourage them every step of the way.

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    The volunteers for June 2021 are Susan Kay Anderson, Lynne Ellis, Haider (T.L. “Nick” Gildred), Annie Goold, Brice Maiurro, Caely McHale, William Overall, Meg Weston, and Heather Hallberg Yanda.

    These are poems-in-progress. Here is a sample:

    Young Summer On The Beach / by Susan Kay Anderson
    Did it bite or beg for water?
    — from The Tower, Wild Apple / by Annie Goold

    May I say
    river so clear so double summer wait
    forward and circling hot and cold
    charm and energies so who will
    slow time down
    on the this beach
    bare feet running
    in the freezing sand
    barely warm that’s
    summer roaming
    with a small dog
    alongside the wind
    anything else gone
    what took forever took its time
    the bonfire blaze windy laundry
    these were footsteps and splashes
    just like home just like relaxing
    a laugh is imagined between steps
    the sea so close always a friend
    Let’s take a picture let’s love this
    more than before let’s find this
    forever this chasing in waves

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  • Posted: March 20, 2021

    Related to Loon: a first year teacher in Tuluksak by Jackie McManus

    Related to Loon: a first year teacher in Tuluksak has been accepted for publication by Finishing Line Press. Kathleen Flenniken, former WA Poet Laureate says “McManus is a skilled storyteller, playful, respectful…This book is an absolute delight.” Further reviews and ordering information can be found at or the author’s website

    Related to Loon: a first year teacher in Tuluksak by Jackie McManus

  • Posted: March 15, 2021

    Diana Coogle’s new book of poetry

    Diana Coogle has just published “From Friend to Wife to Widow: Six Brief Years,” a book of poems that tell a love story that ends too quickly.

    Diana Coogle's new book of poetry

  • Posted: March 15, 2021

    Susan Kay Anderson’s book, Please Plant This Book Coast To Coast, reviewed

    Susan Kay Anderson’s, Please Plant This Book Coast To Coast, is reviewed in Hash Journal by Ray Marsocci:

    Susan Kay Anderson's book, Please Plant This Book Coast To Coast, reviewed

  • Posted: February 15, 2021

    “Cabin 135, A Memoir of Alaska” by Katie Eberhart

    “Cabin 135, A Memoir of Alaska” by Katie Eberhart has been published by University of Alaska Press as part of the Alaska Literary Series. “Cabin 135” is available through independent booksellers and from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, University of Alaska Press, and University of Chicago Press. —Please support local independent booksellers.

    “With quiet eloquence, Katie Eberhart delicately teases away layers of the natural world and human history to explore how people adapt to landscapes and landscapes to people. The homestead at the heart of this story is a time portal that invites her to excavate the mysteries and meanings embedded within its log walls—sometimes literally. Her keen attention to the surrounding environment unveils the intricate connections between slugs and glaciers, wells and rivers, gardens and forests, settlement and abandonment, timelessness and transformation. The result is a compelling mosaic of meditations that illuminates the extraordinary within the commonplace.”
    —Sherry Simpson, author of Dominion of Bears

    “Katie Eberhart’s well-constructed memoir reminds me of my favorite kind of house, an old house that’s been added onto over the years, a bedroom here, a family room there, each addition reflecting the style and available materials of the period as well as the eccentricities of the owners, while maintaining an overall harmony. A house still cared-for, still full of life. As with this lovely book, when you step inside, you feel immediately at home.”
    —Charles Goodrich, writer, poet. Former director of the Oregon State University’s Spring Creek Project

    Author website —

    “Cabin 135, A Memoir of Alaska” by Katie Eberhart

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