Karen McPherson – Upcoming Readings

Grass Roots Books and Music—Corvallis / Thursday, February 12, 2015 7:00-8:00p.m. / Karen McPherson and Tim Shaner will read. Open mic to follow. / Grass Roots Books, 227 SW 2nd Street, Corvallis, OR / http://www.grassrootsbookstore.com/event/karen-mcpherson-tim-shaner

Annual Winter’s Hill Wine and Word tasting–Dayton / Sunday, February 15, 2015. 11am-5pm / Karen McPherson will read poetry and translations as part of the 5th Annual Wine and Words (readings and wine-tasting) at Winter’s Hill Vineyard / 6451 NE Hilltop Lane, Dayton, OR / http://wintershillwine.com/2015/01/5th-annual-wine-words-february-15th/

Visit of Quebec Poet Louise Dupré–UO campus. February 19 &20 / Lecture: “Writing as Transgression of Boundaries.” Thursday, February 19. 4:00-6:00pm / Knight Library Browsing Room, University of Oregon, Eugene. Refreshments. FREE.

Bilingual reading and book-signing. Friday, February 20. 3:00-5:00 p.m. / Museum of Natural and Cultural History, 1680 E. 15th Ave., Eugene / Louise Dupré will read from her work. Karen McPherson will read translations into English of Louise Dupré’s poems and Louise Dupré will read translations into French of Karen McPherson’s poems.

14th Annual Wild Women, Recite!– River Gallery, Independence / Sunday, February 22, 2015 7 p.m. / Hear from two wild women poets: Karen McPherson and Melissa Madenski. / Hosted by Airlie Press and the River Gallery in conjunction with the gallery’s annual juried Wild Women exhibit. / The River Gallery / 184 S. Main St., Independence / Refreshments. Open mic to follow.

The Book Bin–Salem / Friday, February 27, 2015. 7 p.m. / Karen McPherson will read and sign books. Open Mic will follow the reading. / The Book Bin, 450 Court St. NE, Salem OR 97301

Stonehenge Studio Series–Portland / Sunday, March 8, 2015. 7:00-8:00 p.m. / Reading by Karen McPherson Tim Shaner, and Elizabeth McLagan. / (followed by open mic) / Stonehenge Studios, 3508 SW Corbett Avenue, Portland, OR 97239

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Willamette Group of Haiku Poets

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February meeting is on Friday, February 20th, from 2 to 4.
March meeting will be on Friday, March 20th, from 2 to 4.

Windfall Reading in February

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Poetics Corvallis

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Oregon Poetry Collecton Moves to UO Library

The Oregon Poetry Collection, formerly housed in the State Library in Salem, has moved to the Knight Library at the University of Oregon. This special collection consists of the published books of poetry by Oregon poets, past and present, or of publications dealing substantially with Oregon subject matter. During the period of transition, the collection will not be accessible to the public, but authors may donate their publications to the collection by sending them to Dr. Jeff Staiger, Literature Librarian, Knight Library, Room 291J, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 97403. There will be an announcement when the collection is once again accessible at the Knight Library.

Stafford Celebration at Tsunami Books

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H. W. Robertson on Setting Forth

Howard W. Robertson has a poem up now on Setting Forth:


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