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  • Joan Maiers Published in latest Switched-On Gutenberg

    September 22, 2016

    Volume 23 of contains Joan Maiers’ poem “Seven Years Etchings”.
    This electronic journal produced by the University of Washington is edited by Roberta Feins and Jana Harris.

  • How to Publish the Full-length Poetry Manuscript – Willa Schneberg

    July 23, 2016

    On Sun. August 14th, from 3 – 4pm, Willa Schneberg will be discussing “How to Publish the Full Length Poetry Manuscript” at the Williamette Writers Conference at the Sheraton Portland Airport Hotel. If you can’t attend the whole conference, you can sign-up for Sunday only. Here is the link to her presentation:

  • Accepting Submissions for Music Themed Issue of The Poeming Pigeon thru June 30

    June 12, 2016

    Let’s face it; we all walk to the beat of a different drummer. So let’s celebrate the individual soundtracks of our lives.

    For our fourth issue of The Poeming Pigeon, we are seeking original poems that explore the topic of music—every style, every genre—from Bolero to Brown-Eyed Girl.

    What song triggers an unexpected walk down memory lane when you hear it on the radio? Write a sonnet based on your ‘desert-island’ playlist? Remember that old mix-tape your sweetheart made for you in high-school? Were you a rock star? Were you a groupie? Got the soul of a singer, but not the voice? Here’s your chance …

    Crank up the stereo and send us your best music-inspired poetry!

    Find details & guidelines at
    (Submissions only through Submittable)

  • The Poetry Box’s “The Poeming Pigeon: Doobie or Not Doobie” Coming Soon!

    March 13, 2016

    Shawn Aveningo of The Poetry Box is proud to announce the upcoming release of the latest issue of The Poeming Pigeon: Doobie or Not Doobie, just in time for the Oregon’s first ‘legal’ 4/20!

    The Poeming Pigeon: A Journal of Poetry and Prose
    Vol 2, Issue 1 — Doobie or Not Doobie?
    ISBN: 978-0-9863304-83
    $12.00 (pre-order price through March 31, 2016)
    Publisher: The Poetry Box®
    Release Date: 4/20/2016

    Doobie or Not Doobie? The legalization of medical and recreational marijuana is a hot topic facing America and other countries across the globe. Homer examines this controversial issue through an international curated collection of poems and stories. You’ll enjoy tales of hilarious first encounters with the herb, gratitude for the escape from physical pain, fellowship in passing the spliff and learn why some prefer not to partake in the “madness.” So, light up (or not) and enjoy!

    Contributing Poets and Writers Around the Globe Include:

    Adrian Ernesto Cepeda • Alec Solomita • Angi Holden • Art Goodtimes • Barbara Ruth • Bill Gainer • Brad G. Garber • Brandyn Johnson • Burky Achilles • Carl “Papa” Palmer • Carolyn Smuts • Casey Bush • Catfish McDaris • Cathy Bryant • Chella Courington • Christopher Luna • D. Russel Micnhimer • David Belmont • Devin Taylor • Doug Draime • Eileen Malone • Eric Silvera • Halee Kirkwood • Helen Sparrow • Jade Ware • Jake Grieco • Jane James • Jayne Martin • Jennifer Pratt-Walter • Jill Hawkins • Jim Fulcomer • John Lambremont, Sr. • John Smistad • Judith Skillman • Karen Jane Cannon • Karen Robiscoe • Karla Linn Merrifield • Katy Brown • Kerry A. Bennett • Kristin Roedell • Leah Mueller • Leona Phillips • LOB • Lori Loranger • Lydia Flores • Marilyn Stablein • Marj Hahne • Mercedes Webb-Pullman • Michael Berton • Nathan Tompkins • Paco Marquez • Pattie Palmer-Baker • Peter D. Goodwin • Phoebe Levija • Rachael Clyne • Rebecca Bilkau • Richard Bannerman • S. K. Kelen • Sarah White • Scott Thomas Outlar • Shawn Aveningo • Sigrun Susan Lane • SM • Spurs Broken • Teresa Zemaitis • Tiffany Burba-Schramm • Tim Kahl • Tricia Knoll • Wayne Lee • William Doreski

    We’re currently accepting discount pre-release orders online at:

  • Reverberations from Fukushima, Award-winning Finalist

    November 16, 2015

    Reverberations from Fukushima: 50 Japanese Poets Speak Out, edited by Leah Stenson and Asao Sarukawa Aroldi (Inkwater Press, 2014) is an award-winning finalist in the Social Change category of the 2015 USA Book Awards.

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