The Parachute Jump Effect by Judith Arcana
Judith Arcana writes poems, stories, essays and books. Her poetry collection, Announcements from the Planetarium (2017, Flowstone Press), examines memory, wisdom, and the experience of aging into new consciousness. A new edition of 4th Period English, her poems in the voices of high school students arguing about immigration, is now out (2018, Eberhardt Press). Judith hosts a monthly poetry show on KBOO community radio in Oregon and online. For more information and writing, plus links to readings, interviews, and the poetry show, visit juditharcana.com.
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Cover art © Gwyn Kirk
The Language of Stone by Joan Dobbie
Joan Dobbie began writing her "stone poems" in 1997 when the late Irish poet, Noelle Vial, conducting a Eugene Oregon poetry workshop, gave "Stone/Isolation"(verbally: "stone-slash-isolation") as a writing prompt. This triggered something like a geyser of "stone poems" that kept leaping out of Joan's brain into her computer where they rumbled and roiled for a couple of decades to finally burst out through some long brewing fault in her psyche into this book. These myth-like poems hone in on various facets of life in a troubled relationship through the sharp, unbending, spotlight of stone. Some of the poems are actually funny, some utterly serious. Some have a kind of twisted fairytale quality. All strike deep. In their wake, a reader might never see either "stone" or "isolation" or in fact much of anything else in quite the same way.
Unbound: Alaska Poems by Katie Eberhart
Katie Eberhart's chapbook 'Unbound: Alaska Poems' was published in 2013 by Uttered Chaos Press. Her poems and essays have appeared various places, including Cirque Journal, Sand Journal, Elohi Gadugi Journal, Crab Creek Review, the Deschutes Land Trust and 49 Writers (Alaska) blogs, and the Northwest Accordion News. Katie has a lifetime of mucking around with nature and an MFA in Creative writing from Rainier Writing Workshop/Pacific Lutheran University. For 28 years Katie, and her husband Chuck Logsdon, lived in a log house in Alaska. The house, built in 1935 for the Matanuska Colony, became a character in Katie’s life and part of her story, along with the garden, forest, streams and mountains. Katie and Chuck currently reside in Oregon where Katie plays accordion, arranges music for accordion ensembles, and is working on her book ‘Cabin 135: An Elemental Memoir of Alaska.’ Katie’s periodic nature and poetry blog is https://solsticelight.wordpress.com/. Her web site is katieeberhart.com.
Near Hatcher Pass, Alaska, July 5, 2006 © by Katie Eberhart
MRS. SCHRÖDINGER’S BREAST by Quinton Hallett
A poetry collection by Quinton Hallett.
The past is clean by M.E. Hope
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M. E. Hope was born in Wallowa County, and spent most of her first twenty years, there or somewhere else in the west, watching; listening. Then the Navy, then traveling the world, then marriage, children, more traveling, some work, some ca-ching. Living now in Klamath Falls, she talks to farmers and poets, herds cats, and writes, while wishing for more hours in the day. Recent or forthcoming publications include: Rattle, High Desert Journal, Moving Mountain, Poets of the American West and the Jefferson Monthly. In 2001 she was a Fishtrap Fellow.
This is her first chapbook.
Cover art © Robert Tomlinson
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Enough of Daylight by Colette Jonopulos
What can I say, I like vampire books. I've read them all, Tanya Huff, Charlene Harris, Laurel K. Hamilton, Mary Janice Davidson, and Stephenie Meyer (to name but a few). So when I read Colette's manuscript how could I not publish Enough of Daylight? Deeply romantic and extraordinarily suspenseful, Enough of Daylight captures the struggle between defying our instincts and satisfying our desires. This is a love story with bite.
Chapbook. 2nd printing (2009)
Cover art "bride in a coffin" © Peter Schwartz
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Mother of Nations by Dr. Dawn Karima
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Dr Dawn Karima is a two time Global Music Award Winner, a Native American Music Award Winner, a two time Indigenous Music Award Nominee, and the Winner of the Indigenous Artist Activist Award. She hosts A CONVERSATION WITH DAWN KARIMA, an internationally syndicated radio show and podcast available at Talk Radio for free download. Her first novel, THE WAY WE MAKE SENSE, was a North American Native First Book Award Finalist, and her second, THE MARRIAGE OF SAINTS, was a New Mexico Book Award Finalist. MOTHER OF NATIONS is her first book of poetry.
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The Love Songs of Ephram Pratt by Jack Lorts
RELEASED MARCH 2019
An Introduction to Ephram
The Love Songs of Ephram Pratt came about as a result of my meeting Ephram Pratt some ten years ago.
I first met Ephram in a poem in 2008; I didn’t know him previously & he is not related to a minor historical figure I’ve since encountered on the Internet. He is, in all likelihood, of the Tribe of Ephraim in the book of Numbers, and I also suppose he may be an alter-ego or doppelgänger of mine who talks and writes about things I may feel somewhat reluctant or uncomfortable in dealing with in my poems. Since meeting him, we have shared in writing some 800 of our “Songs of Ephram Pratt.” Although I have been writing seriously since the late 1950s, the past several years, Ephram seems have monopolized the bulk of my writing time.
Ephram and I deal with subjects about which neither of us knows much of anything, as well as subjects on which one or both of us know a lot. We love to play with words and at times we love big long words that we just love to loll around on our tongues. We love to read them aloud, although I do most of the reading and Ephram just listens.
There are often times we write poems we don’t know anything about, much less what they mean or understand them. Dali says, “The fact I myself do not understand what my paintings mean while I am painting them does not imply that they are meaningless.” Ephram and I strongly agree with Dali, that just because we do not understand what our poems mean, it doesn’t mean they are meaningless.
We believe in stream of consciousness, Kerouac’s spontaneous prose and the dream world of Andre Breton’s automatic writing.
Jack e Lorts
Weathering by Amy MacLennan
Amy MacLennan’s work has been published in Cimarron Review, Folio, Hayden's Ferry Review, Linebreak, Pearl Magazine, Pirene's Fountain, Poet's Market, River Styx, South Dakota Review, Spillway, The Oregonian, The Pedestal Magazine, Windfall, and Wisconsin Review. She is the Managing Editor of The Cortland Review and a poetry editor for Bone Bouquet. She has published two chapbooks: Weathering (Uttered Chaos Press, 2012), and The Fragile Day (Spire Press, 2011). She has been featured on The Writer’s Almanac and on Verse Daily. Her first full-length collection, The Body, A Tree, was published by MoonPath Press in 2016, and it was a runner-up for the Poetry Society of Virginia Book Award.
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Diesel Horse by Joy L. McDowell
Joy McDowell is a native Oregonian. She was born in Cottage Grove and graduated from the University of Oregon. Her mountain climbing and love of ornithology have taken her from volcanic calderas to the Swiss Alps. Her bird illustrations lent color to Birding the Southern Oregon Coast, a guide produced by the Audubon Society.
Joy maintains work space in both the Willamette Valley and on the Southwest Coast of Oregon. Her words and images are informed by those who earn their living with their hands. Her poems, essays and short stories have been published in New York, Texas, Washington and Oregon. "The Monkey Man" and "Fenwick Street" were both first place winners in the Oregon State Poetry Association contest.
Cover art © Dawn McIntyre
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Palimpsests by Catherine McGuire
A lifelong poet, Catherine McGuire has had poems published in the US and abroad, and has been included in publications such as: Adagio, Folio, Fireweed, Gray Sparrow Press, Green Fuse, New Verse News, Nibble,Portland Lights Anthology, Post Poetry, The Quizzical Chair anthology and The Smoking Poet. Born in New Jersey, she has lived on the west coast for 32 years. She has had two children's books published by TSR, Inc. Arts and crafts of all kinds compete with her writing time. Her work over the years has been in exhibits, gallery shows and craft fairs, and is now on-line at etsy.com. She currently lives in Sweet Home, OR, where her large garden and flock of chickens is the perfect excuse to sit outside and write poems. Besides Palimpsests, she has a full-length poetry book, Elegy for the 21st Century, and three self-published chapbooks. Her website is www.cathymcguire.com.
Cover art © Catherine McGuire
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