Eugene Poetry Foundation at Barnes & Noble

Response to Gun Violence – 10/22/18

Lane Community Writers Series – Oct. 3, 2018

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.


Springfield Poetry Series at Emerald Art Center

Windfall Reading Series on Sept. 18, 2018