This week, the Pacific University Master of Fine Arts in Writing Program presents the 2018 Annual Spring Reading Series. Free and open to the public, the evening readings begin at 7:30pm in the Taylor-Meade Performing Arts Center, located on campus, at the corner of Pacific Avenue and Cedar Street in Forest Grove, Oregon.

The readings:

  • Saturday, June 16 – Chris Abani, Ellen Bass & Kellie Wells
  • Sunday, June 17 – Sanjiv Bhattacharya, Pete Fromm & David Long
  • Monday, June 18 – Judy Blunt, Mike Magnuson & Matthew Shenoda
  • Wednesday, June 20 – Marvin Bell, Frank Gaspar & Molly Gloss
  • Thursday, June 21 – Debra Gwartney, John McNally & Mary Helen Stefaniak
  • Friday, June 22 – Claire Davis, Laura Hendrie & Dorianne Laux

looking ahead to summer…

December 19, 2015

Ellen Bass Nanoose June2016

Dorianne Laux & Joseph Millar

Soon — very soon! — the days will start getting longer, and while there’s plenty of winter ahead, it’s not too soon to dream of summer escapes. The summer of 2016 will bring two dazzling poetry workshop/retreats to Annie’s Acre in Nanoose Bay, on the eastern shore of Vancouver Island.

June 3-5, Ellen Bass will offer “The World Split Open” and August 5-7, Dorianne Laux and Joseph Millar will offer “The Hidden Architecture of the Poem.” Enrollment is limited. For details on the workshops and accommodations, contact Tina Biello:

poetry to share

October 2, 2014

poetry boxWhether you call it a poetry box or a poetry post, it’s an appealing idea: sharing the poems you love with anyone who wants one. (We’ve mentioned this subject before, here and here, for example.)

The photo, from Walter Magazine out of Raleigh, North Carolina, shows a poetry box installed by poets Dorianne Laux and Joseph Millar in front of their Raleigh home.

If you’re curious about poetry boxes/posts/poles, here are a few places to find inspiration: watch the videos, Jim Bodeen’s Poetry Pole (and the related post from Blue Begonia Press) and Portland’s Poetry Posts; look at the Poetry Box page on Facebook (click on Photos and browse the albums); and see the map of Portland (OR) poetry posts. Here’s an L.A. Times profile on a local poetry box-er and an article about a poetry box installed in a Lancaster, Pennsylvania, park.

If you have other favorite poetry box links or stories, please leave a Comment!
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planning ahead…

March 13, 2013


Both September and Tieton, Washington, may seem like they’re a long way off, but if you hope to enroll in one of the master classes at LiTFUSE, now is the time for action. (Note: enrollment is already full for Dorianne Laux, but there are still a few spaces left for Jennifer K. Sweeney and Peggy Shumaker.) Even if you don’t take a master class, there are plenty of reasons to attend LiTFUSE, including Mighty Tieton itself.

Read about LiTFUSE. Read about Tieton.

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