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The Family: Poets Willa Schneberg and Ingrid Wendt Read from Their Work
Saturday, November 1, 2014 / 5–7 pm / Tsunami Books
2585 Willamette, Eugene / (541) 345-8986 / Admission: Free
Willa Schneberg has authored five poetry collections: In The Margins of The World (recipient of the Oregon Book Award in Poetry), Box Poems, Storytelling In Cambodia, the letterpress chapbook The Books of Esther, and the recently released Rending the Garment (Mudfish/Box Turtle Press). Willa has read at the Library of Congress, her poems are heard on Garrison Keillor’s The Writer’s Almanac, and she has been a fellow at Yaddo and MacDowell. She is a social worker in private practice and a visual artist. Willa lives with her husband in Portland, Oregon. www.threewayconversation.org
Ingrid Wendt’s first book of poems, Moving the House, was selected by William Stafford for BOA Editions’ New Poets of America Series. Her next three books won The Oregon Book Award, the Yellowglen Award, and the Editions Prize. Co-editor of the Oregon poetry anthology From Here We Speak, Ingrid has taught at all educational levels, including the MFA program of Antioch, L.A. She recently opened the Oregon state legislature with a poem. A musician by training, her most recent book is Evensong. Ingrid lives in Eugene with her husband, poet and writer Ralph Salisbury. www.ingridwendt.com
The sorcerers are bored and frustrated
standing in their glittery robes and pointy hats
in the corner of my parents’ small kitchen
where the cupboards never close properly,
the pilot light always goes out, and
my father remains spindly and mute
as before he died.
from “Grief,” Willa Schneberg
Now, the small unexpected bells of forgiveness
ringing, ringing, calling me
to attention: what made you
someone to love. All along. I loved you.
And was too busy practicing defense to see.
from “Armistice,” Ingrid Wendt
SHARON LASK MUNSON and LOIS ROSEN will be reading their latest work at TSUNAMI BOOKS in Eugene on Saturday, November 15th at 5:00 p.m. Tsunami Books is located at 2585 Willamette Street, Eugene OR 97405.
SHARON LASK MUNSON is the author of the chapbook, Stillness Settles Down the Lane (Uttered Chaos Press, 2010), a full-length book of poems, That Certain Blue (Blue Light Press, 2011), and upcoming, Braiding Lives, (Poetica Publishing Company, 2014) She lives and writes in Eugene,Oregon. www.sharonlaskmunson.com
LOIS ROSEN’s award-winning poems and stories have appeared in over a hundred journals including most recently: Calyx, Conversations across Borders, VoiceCatcher, Alimentum: the Literature of Food, and The Night, and the Rain, and the River. She leads two Amherst Writers Workshops in Salem, where she’s taught Creative Writing at Willamette University and ESL at Chemeketa Community College. She received an MFA in fiction from the Rainier Writing Workshop. Traprock Books published her first poetry collection, Pigeons, in 2004. Tebot Bach Publications has scheduled her second poetry book, Nice and Loud, for release in June 2015.
You are warmly invited to join Airlie Press at a reading and book signing in celebration of our newest releases, Skein of Light by Karen McPherson and Picture X by Tim Shaner. The reading will take place 7 pm, Sunday, November 2nd, at the Maude Kerns Art Center, 1910 East 15th Avenue, Eugene. Introductions by Ce Rosenow, classical guitar by David Rogers. Refreshments will be provided. The event is free and open to the public. For questions, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
TSUNAMI BOOKS DISTRIBUTES Fall 2014 – ERIK MULLER’S NEW CHAPBOOK, SHADOWING
Erik Muller is pleased to announce the Fall 2014 publication of Shadowing.
The impetus for this book was David Ignatow’s Shadowing the Ground, written when the poet was 77. At 73, Erik reread this collection in a new light: old age, lost parent, illness. In one sitting, Erik’s encounter with Ignatow’s sixty-five poems ignited the drafting of the entire chapbook, over forty poems. They are published in their original order, with revisions guided by Tim Applegate, Carter McKenzie, and Ann Muller. Ann’s tree & shadow photograph is used for the cover of the book designed by Herb Everett of Peace Rose Graphics.
This is a self-published title. It is not for sale and has no price on its jacket. Tsunami Books has graciously agreed to be its sole distributor: One copy of Shadowing will be given to a Tsunami patron who buys a book. Fifty signed copies will be at the bookstore on October 10.