Tom Titus and Eric Alan at Tsunami Books

On Sunday, November 15, 2015, at 4 p.m in Tsunami Books:

Tom Titus and Eric Alan will offer perspectives on gratitude using words, photos, and recorded music. They’ll include an invocation from poet David Whyte, passages from their own books and CD, and elements of any other forms of gratitude people care to share. Everyone is welcome and admission is free. Book proceeds and donations will benefit Tsunami Books.

Tom Titus and Eric Alan

Windfall Reading – November 17, 2015

November’s Windfall reading features Portland poet Susan Moore Denning  and award-winning writer Evan Morgan Williams.

5:30 p.m. at Eugene Public Library, Tuesday, Nov. 17.


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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.