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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


October Windfall Reading

This coming Tuesday, October 21, at 5:30, two wonderful writers, Allan Peterson and Mel Wells, will be reading at Windfall in the Eugene Public Library. Don’t miss it!

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Airlie Press Reading and Signing

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: editors@airliepress.org.

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Erik Muller’s New Book


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.

Ingrid Wendt & Willa Schneberg at Tsunami Books

Ingrid Wendt & Willa Schneberg will be reading together at Tsunami Books on Saturday, November 1, at 5 p.m.

Ingrid Wendt will read from her works, including her latest title Evensong.  Willa Schneberg will read from her new collection Rending the Garment.


Oregon Poetry Association Reading

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Steven Blue’s Poetry & Art Showcase

C. Steven Blue Poetry & Art Showcase (& Open Mic): Saturday, October 18th, 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm at the Eugene Public Library.

Eugene poet C. Steven Blue gathers some of Oregon’s most renowned poets for this annual event, along with new poets and artwork by local artists.  You will be entertained by the exciting talents of Literary Poets, Performance Poets, Slam Poets and a Poetry Open Mic to top it off. Three of Eugene’s finest artists will be displaying and selling their artwork. Bring something to read at the open mic or just sit and enjoy the afternoon’s presentations. Three minute time slots are available for the open mic reading on a first come, first served basis. Sign-up starts at 1:00 pm. Refreshments provided, along with gourmet coffee, tea and herbal tea.

The poets who will be featured at this year’s showcase are: Quinton Hallett, Nancy Carol Moody, Laura LeHew, Joan Dobbie, Howard Robertson, Michele Graf, Rachel Rich, Kit Chell, Michael Hess, Andrew Gonzalez, Candace Renee Perkins, Joe Cronin and C. Steven Blue. Also, three fine Eugene artists will be represented this year: Ellen Gabehart, Judy Hayden, and Steve LaRiccia.

We hope to see you there, at the 3rd annual C. Steven Blue Poetry Workshop and Poetry & Art Showcase (& Open Mic).

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