Reprint of John Haislip’s Seal Rock

Karen Locke, John Haislip’s widow, has reprinted Seal Rock, winner of the first Oregon Book Award for Poetry (1987), available locally at Tsunami, J. Michaels, UO Bookstore, and directly from Karen (contact information in yellow box below).


Scott T. Starbuck’s New Book

Fomite Publishes Oregon Poet Scott T. Starbuck’s Industrial Oz:

Scott T. Starbuck has a new book, titled Industrial Oz, which Bill McKibben says is “rousing, needling, haunting” and Thomas Rain Crowe claims “just may be the most cogent and sustained collection of quality eco-activist poetry ever written in this culture, this country.”  Industrial Oz is available at

While the cover art was made by a child, the author warns that the language and themes make it suitable only for high school-age and older.


Hourglass Announces Contest

Hourglass Literary Magazine announces it’s maiden competition for: best short story, best essay, best poem. Multiple and simultaneous submissions are allowed. More information:

Lane Writers Reading Series on October 25

The Lane Writers Reading Series will hold the second reading of its second season on Sunday, October 25, 2015, at 4:30 pm in the River Road Annex, 1055 River Road, Eugene OR.  Karen McPherson, Timothy Shaner, and Tim Whitsel will read their poems.

October 25, 2015 reading

Third Saturday at Tsunami

Saturday, October 17, 5-7 PM: The Third Saturday Readers Series and Open Mic.
Featured Reader is Christopher J. Jarmick. Christopher is a Seattle Area writer and former Los Angeles TV producer who curates and hosts monthly poetry readings and special events. He has also performed his own poetry at numerous venues, given lectures and been a part of writer conference panels. His online film reviews have over 3 million views. Chris’ short poem “Dear Poem Owner” is now riding two King County Rapid Ride buses. In September 2015, MoonPath Press published his latest full length collection of poems, Not Aloud.

Windfall Reading Series

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September 15
Barbara Drake
Anita Sullivan

October 20
Amy Miller
Craig Wright

November 17
Susan Denning
Evan Williams

January 19
Molly Gloss
John Witte

February 16
2016 Oregon Book Award finalists

March 15
Frank Rossini
Rosalind Trotter

April 19 – National Poetry Month
Tim Shaner
& other Lane County poets

May 17
Jordan Hartt
Lois Rosen

The Windfall project is made possible with
support from City of Eugene Cultural Services.
Other Windfall sponsors are the Lane Literary
Guild, Eugene Public Library, Friends of the
Eugene Public Library and the Eugene Public
Library Foundation.

Theo Czuk at Tsunami Books

Tsunami Books, Eugene, Oregon
October 24, 5-7pm.

Around the World of Words

Theo Czuk, novelist, poet and songwriter, explores the craft of writing from the mountaintops of poetry to the lush valleys of the novel and the many inroads that connect the two. Survey the province of the unique tongues spoken by the novel, poetry, and songwriting that makes these disciplines similar, yet unique unto themselves.

Theo’s novel, Heart-Scarred, was written symbiotically with his music (every chapter title in Theo’s novel is a song title from Theo’s musical portfolio). Theo augments his presentation with songs from his critically acclaimed CD, Too Many Shadow, with full concert to follow.

Heart-Scarred has just won the 2014 LARAMIE Book Award for the Literary Western.

The LARAMIE Award: