blooming!

October 14, 2019

Victoria Doerper will read from her wonderful collection of poems, What If We All Bloomed?, on Sunday, October 20, 2019, at 4:00pm, at Village Books in Bellingham. The brand-new book includes gorgeous line illustrations by John Doerper. Be there.

Clover, today!

February 24, 2019

Clover: A Literary Rag celebrates Sweet 16 today as a selection of contributors to volume 16 share their words. Featured authors are Luther Allen, James Bertolino, Jennifer Bullis, Nancy Canyon, Susan Chase-Foster, Michael Daley, Victoria Doerper, Paul Hunter, Andrew Shattuck McBride, C.J. Prince, Betty Scott, Gary Wade, and Bob Zaslow.

Join in the celebration at 4:00pm at Village Books in Bellingham. It’s free, and copies of Clover will be available for purchase and signing.

12 for 12 on 12

February 8, 2017

Clover: A Literary Rag

Come celebrate the publication of Volume 12 of Clover: A Literary Rag on Sunday, February 12, 2017, 4:00pm, at Village Books in Fairhaven (Bellingham).

Twelve of the issue’s authors will read: Luther Allen, James Bertolino, Douglas Cole, Victoria Doerper, Susan Chase-Foster, Stephanie Cosky Hopkinson, Paul Hunter, Ramon Ledesma, Laurel Leigh, Jim Milstead, Sara E. Simard, and Harvey Schwartz. The reading is free and copies of Clover will be available for purchase.

Great Blue*

July 24, 2013

Victoria Doerper - Great Blue
2013 Merit Award
By Victoria Doerper

Fish eater, water-stalker;
Killer of moles and muskrats;
Eater of roots;
Feathered squawker, flapper of blue-grey
Silklet strands, curved head plumes,
Neck like a snake;
Flies up before me like a first kiss —
Compelling urge upwells to awkwardness,
Slipping to a sweet, soft gliding grace —
Wings touch the clouds, then dip away
To the clay-blue bowl of the lake.

*Copyright 2013 by Victoria Doerper. Placard designed and illustrated by Anita K. Boyle, Egress Studio.

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