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  • James Garland’s “Americans” is Mirabai Runner-Up Prize for Poetry

    December 27, 2021James Garland's "Americans" is Mirabai Runner-Up Prize for Poetry

    The poem “Americans”, by James Garland, earned a runner-up prize in the Mirabai Poetry contest in January. The poem has now been published in the Summer 2020 issue of The Raw Art Review (©2020 Henry G. Stanton, UnCollected Press), “A Journal of Storm and Urge”.

  • Premiere of opera with music and libretto by Christopher M. Wicks

    December 27, 2021

    “Love Is Strong As Death,” a concise opera with music and libretto by Silvertonian Christopher M. Wicks, will be premiered at 2 PM on February 3, 2018 at the Mount Angel Abbey Library Auditorium at One Abbey Drive, St. Benedict, Ore. A repeat performance will take place on February 10, also at 2 PM. The opera is based on the Celtic legends of Tristam and Iseult, with quotes from the Biblical Song of Solomon. The event will open with violinist Stephanie Barth playing two sonatas by Wicks. Freewill offerings much appreciated.

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

    June 13, 2021

    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.

    Donate to 30/30
    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

    Learn more at https://www.tupelopress.org/the-30-30-project-june-2021/

  • James Garland’s “Americans” is Mirabai Runner-Up Prize for Poetry

    February 11, 2021

    The poem “Americans”, by James Garland, earned a runner-up prize in the Mirabai Poetry contest in January. The poem has now been published in the Summer 2020 issue of The Raw Art Review, “A Journal of Storm and Urge” (©2020 Henry G. Stanton, UnCollected Press).

  • Susan Kay Anderson, participant in Cascadia Poetry Lab’s Summer 2021 Poetry Postcard Project

    February 11, 2021

    Would you like to make 30 new writing friends via a postcard exchange this summer? Cascadia Poetry Lab’s Poetry Postcard Festival is now open for registration in Submittable:

    https://popo.cards/

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