Rubin and Gray at Mother Foucault’s Bookshop

October 5, Friday, 6 pm @ Mother Foucault’s Bookshop: a reading with Janice Rubin and Kate Gray in celebration of Tin Coyote (Blue Light Press, 2017). Mother Foucault’s Bookshop / 523 S.E. Morrison St / Portland, OR 97214 / 503-236-2665

Janice D. Rubin is a counselor and educator. She received her M.S. from the University of Oregon and her B.A. in English Literature. Her poems have been published in CIRQUE: A Literary Journal for the North Pacific Rim, the Austin International Poetry Anthology, Tiger’s Eye Poetry Journal, Glass: A Journal of Poetry, The Quizzical ChairAnthology, It Demands a Wildness of Me (Uttered Chaos Press, 2018) and many other journals. She was nominated for the Pushcart Poetry Prize in 2008. She’s the author of Transcending Damnation Creek Trail & Other Poems(Flutter Press, 2010) and Tin Coyote (Blue Light Press, 2017).
Kate Gray‘s passion stems from teaching, coaching writers, and volunteering as a writing facilitator with women inmates. She is the author of two poetry chapbooks, and one full-length collection, Another Sunset We Survive, which was a finalist for the Oregon Book Award. Her first novel, Carry the Sky stares at bullying without blinking. Now she is writing through Sylvia Plath in a novel-in-progress, narrating what led to The Bell Jar and Plath’s suicide attempt. Kate and her partner live in a purple house in Portland, Oregon with their two very patient dogs.

UO Undergraduate Poetry Contest Reading

The award ceremony for the first undergraduate poetry contest sponsored by the University of Oregon Knight Library/Special Collections and Oregon Poetry Association will take place on Friday, September 28, 2018 in the Browsing Room at the Knight Library from 4 to 6 PM. Refreshments will be served. The event is open to the public. The two undergraduate winners, Sarah Hovet and Joshua Plack will be reading, as well as four other poets selected by the Oregon Poetry Association and the University of Oregon. Those poets are Andrew Gonzalez, Amy Miller, Amanda Cox and Tia North. This celebratory reception precedes the annual Oregon Poetry Association Conference beginning Saturday, September 29 at the Valley River Inn. For more information, please see the OPA website for conference details and a registration form.


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Windfall Reading Series on Sept. 18, 2018

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Cloudbank Books Offers Two Prizes

Cloudbank offers two poetry/flash fiction prizes.

The Vern Rutsala Book Prize / Due date October 31, 2018

• The winner of the Vern Rutsala Book Prize wins an immediate cash prize of $1000 and publication of his or her book with a full color cover.
Cloudbank poetry editors seek a wide range of styles, approaches, forms, and aesthetics (for example: lyric, prose poems, experimental, flash fiction, etc).
• Electronic and postal submissions are accepted from around the world with no citizenship limitations. Click here to access our online submission manager. Our mailing address is: Cloudbank Books, P.O. Box 610, Corvallis, OR 97339.
• The judge this year is Christopher Buckley.
• All writers who enter the contest will receive a free back issue of Cloudbank magazine or a copy of Towline, winner of the Vern Rutsala Poetry Prize 2016. Indicate your selection in your cover letter. Due date: October 31, 2018. Reading fee is $25.

The Cloudbank Prize / Due date February 28, 2019

  • Cloudbank is now accepting submissions for Cloudbank 13. A prize of $200 will be awarded for one poem or flash fiction. / Electronic and postal submissions are accepted from around the world with no citizenship limitations. Click here to access our online submission manager. Our mailing address is: Cloudbank Books, P.O. Box 610, Corvallis, OR 97339. / If submitting by mail, the check should be made out to Cloudbank. All writers who enter the contest will receive a two-issue subscription to Cloudbank magazine. (Your subscription will start with the current issue of Cloudbank, unless you request the next issue.) / Submissions without payment will also be considered for publication but will not be eligible for the prize. We read submissions year-round. / Please do not send more than five poems or flash fiction pieces (500 words or less) for either the contest or regular submissions. A $15 fee covers up to five poems/flash fiction entries. / For contest submissions sent by mail, the writer’s name, address, email address, and the titles of the poems being submitted should be typed on a cover sheet only, not on the pages of poems or flash fiction. / We accept electronic submissions through our submissions manager. Click here to submit. / The submitted work may not have been published elsewhere, including online journals. / We accept simultaneous submissions. Please let us know if your work has been accepted elsewhere. / Postal submissions will not be returned. You can include a self-addressed, stamped envelope (SASE) for notification of the status of the submission. / For those who do not enter the contest, one-year (two-issue) subscriptions to Cloudbank magazine are $15. Individual copies are $8. / Two contributors’ copies will be sent to writers whose work appears in the magazine. If you already have a subscription and want to enter the contest, your subscription will be renewed for two more issues.

Eugene Poetry Foundation at Barnes & Noble