Erik Muller’s chapbook Shadowing is free with any purchase at Tsunami Books. The bookstore is its sole distributor.
What: Official Release Party for Issue #36 of The Bear Deluxe
When: Saturday, February 7th, 2015. Doors open at 7PM, event starts at 8:30, ends at 11PM
Where: The Waypost, 3120 North Williams Avenue, Portland, OR 97227
This issue of The Bear Deluxe celebrates Poetry of Place. To that end, The Bear Deluxe held a poetry contest, and the winners have been published in issue #36 and each crowned as a Bard Deluxe.
The release party will include poetry readings by the contest winners: Ross Robbins, Laura Christina Dunn, Armin Tolentino, Anita Sullivan, Megan Freshley, Kendall Core and Marj Hogan.
Ruthy Kanagy has posted a review of “Reverberations from Fukushima: 50 Japanese Poets Speak Out” for the Oregon Poetry Association. The anthology of poetry from Japan, edited by Leah Stenson of Portland and Asao Sarukawa Aroldi of Tokyo, is a bilingual collection of first-person accounts. The review appears as we near the 4th anniversary of the 3.11.11 earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear accident in northeast Japan. Read the review at http://oregonpoets.org/category/book-reviews/.
Ruthy Kanagy is a member of the Lane Literary Guild and author of Living Abroad in Japan (3rd edition, 2013, Avalon Travel Publishers). Her poems have appeared in Fault Lines Poetry and Eugene 150th Birthday Celebration Poetry Collection. A native of Tokyo living in Eugene, she is mostly retired, loves to hike and travel with her bike, and leads Japan Cycle Tours annually.
Ingrid Wendt is pleased to report that the Portland Oregonian ran a full-page interview with her in last Sunday’s print edition (January 11, 2015). It’s also online: http://www.oregonlive.com/books/index.ssf/2015/01/ingrid_wendt_eugene_poet_and_t.html .
She also announces the recent publication of three new poems in the online journal Cascadia. They are followed by a “statement of place.”
About these poems Ingrid says, “All three were begun during Ralph’s and my artist residency in Mexico, two winters ago, though one of them — written in Mexico—is set on the Oregon coast, and is written from very old, journal notes, taken when we were living in Seal Rock for two years. We still own the house, and I no longer fall.” http://cascadiareview.org/category/ingrid-wendt/
The Art of the Pitch: Presenting Your Writing to Publishers and Artist Residencies
Saturday, February 7, 2015, 2-4 p.m., presented by award-winning poets and editors Jill McCabe Johnson and John Sibley Williams.
Daedalus Books, 2074 NW Flanders St., Portland, OR 97209