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Exchanging Wisdom Book Launch

Book Launch for Exchanging Wisdom: A Guide for Parents of the Autonomous by Christopher Luna and Angelo at Birdhouse Books January 7, 2021 5-9pm Friday, January 7 Birdhouse Books 1001 Main Street Basement Vancouver, WA 98660 (360) 602-1098 Located downstairs from The Rosemary Cafe Join us during the First Friday art walk for an evening of poetry celebrating the release of Exchanging Wisdom: A Guide for Parents of the Autonomous, a new book by Christopher Luna and his son Angelo published by The Poetry Box. The poems in the book trace their relationship from the time Angelo was a toddler through age 21. Christopher and Angelo will read from the book at the top of the hour from 5-8pm and will be available to sign…

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The Poetry Box LIVE f. Elizabeth McBride, Susan Coultrap-McQuin, Marcia B. Loughran

The Poetry Box LIVE – September Edition Time: Sept 11, 2021 at 4pm (Pacific) / 7pm (Eastern) The Poetry Box LIVE is a monthly Zoom poetry reading series on the 2nd Saturday of each month and hosted by Portland poet and publisher, Shawn Aveningo-Sanders. September Featured Poets: • Elizabeth S.E. McBride (Michigan) – author of MOST BEAUTIFUL • Susan Coultrap-McQuin (Minnesota) – author of WHAT WE BRING HOME • Marcia B. Loughran (New York) – author of SONGS FROM THE BACK-IN-THE-BACK ——— HOW TO ACCESS THE ZOOM READING ——— Join Zoom Meeting on Sept 11 No registration required, simply click on link about 5 minutes before the show: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/87874368401?pwd=TmUxK3lYSW02cUIvUDQ1RHg4dm05QT09 Meeting ID: 878 7436 8401 Passcode: 837970 ——- ABOUT THE FEATURED POETS ————- Elizabeth S.E. McBride’s…

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The Poetry Box LIVE — April Edition

The Poetry Box LIVE – April Edition April 10, 2021@ 4:00 PM (Pacific) / 7:00 PM (Eastern) The Poetry Box LIVE is a monthly Zoom poetry reading series on the 2nd Saturday of each month and hosted by Shawn Aveningo Sanders. APRIL Featured Poets: • Penelope Scambly Schott (Oregon), author of SOPHIA AND MISTER WALTER WHITMAN • Sally Naylor (Florida), author of SYNAPSE FLIES INTO STARTLE • David Belmont (New York), author of WORLD GONE ZOOM ——- ABOUT THE FEATURED POETS ———- Penelope Scambly Schott is a past recipient of the Oregon Book Award for Poetry and author of a novel and several books of poetry, including her 2018 prizewinning chapbook November Quilt and most recently On Dufur Hill about a small wheat-growing town in…

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The Poetry Box LIVE – January Edition

The Poetry Box LIVE – January Edition Time: Jan 9, 2021 at 4pm (Pacific) / 7pm (Eastern) The Poetry Box LIVE is a monthly Zoom poetry reading series on the 2nd Saturday of each month hosted by Shawn Aveningo Sanders January Featured Poets: • Cathy Cain (Oregon), author of A SHAPE OF SKY and BEE DANCE • Marcia B. Loughran (New York), author of MY MOTHER NEVER DIED BEFORE—2nd Place Winner of The Poetry Box Chapbook Prize, 2020 • Pasquale Trozzolo (Kansas) author of BEFORE THE DISTANCE ——- ABOUT THE FEATURED POETS ———- Poet and visual artist Cathy Cain is the author of Bee Dance (The Poetry Box, 2019) and Empty Space Places You (Finishing Line Press, 2018). Her honors include the Kay Snow Paulann…

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The Poetry Box LIVE — November Edition

Nov 14, 2020 at 4pm (Pacific) / 7pm (Eastern) The Poetry Box LIVE is a monthly Zoom poetry reading series on the 2nd Saturday of each month. Shawn Aveningo Sanders is the host/emcee with 3 Featured Poet/Authors each show. November Featured Poets: • Doug Stone (Oregon), author of SITTING IN POWELL’S WATCHING BURNSIDE DISSOLVE IN RAIN • Tiel Aisha Ansari (Oregon), author of THE DAY OF MY FIRST DRIVING LESSON—1st Place Winner of The Poetry Box Chapbook Prize, 2020 • Rebecca Smolen (Oregon), author of EXCORIATION and WOMANHOOD & OTHER SCARS ——- ABOUT THE FEATURED POETS ———- Doug Stone is a fourth generation Oregonian and lives with his wife amid hop yards and vineyards near the Willamette River in Benton County, Oregon. In past lives…

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The Poetry Box LIVE – A Zoom Poetry Reading Series

The Poetry Box LIVE – September Edition Time: Sep 12, 2020 04:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada) The Poetry Box LIVE is a monthly Zoom poetry reading series on the 2nd Saturday of each month. Shawn Aveningo Sanders is the host/emcee with 3 Featured Poet/Authors each show. September Featured Poets: • Joanne Godley, author of PICKING SCABS FROM THE BODY HISTORY (Virginia) • Pamela Anderson-Bartholet, author of JUST THE GIRLS: A Kaleidoscope of Butterflies; A Drift of Honeybees (Ohio) • Marshall Witten, author of MY MIND’S EYE (Vermont) ——- ABOUT THE FEATURED POETS ———- Joanne Godley, author of Picking Scabs from the Body History (The Poetry Box, 2020) is a practicing physician, poet and writer whose work is informed by social injustices. She is…

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Book Launch—The Poeming Pigeon: Cosmos!

The Milwaukie Poetry Series and The Poetry Box present a reading to celebrate the launch of the 9th issue of The Poeming Pigeon: COSMOS. Featured Readers: Pattie Palmer-Baker • Trina Gaynon • Colette Tennant • Liz Nakazawa • Casey Bush • Dale Champlin • Melody Leming-Wilson • Douglas Spangle • Marilyn Johnston • Brittney Corrigan • Judith Arcana • Joann Renee Boswell • Brad G. Garber • Jessica Parker • Devon Balwit • Linda Ferguson • Delia Garigan • Rebecca Smolen • Doug Stone • Linda (LAW) Fraser • Deborah Bachels Schmidt • Shawn Aveningo Sanders About the Book: What’s out there in the great beyond? Could we survive on Mars? What is dark matter? Are wormholes the secret to time travel? Human curiosity is…

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Reading: Shawn Aveningo Sanders: What She Was Wearing

Annie Bloom’s welcomes Portland poet Shawn Aveningo Sanders to read from What She Was Wearing. How long can you keep a dark secret before you become completely unraveled? In What She Was Wearing, Sanders uses poetry, prose, and letters to tell her #MeToo story—one that has taken over 30 years to reveal. In this collection, Shawn shares her nightmare of being raped at a fraternity toga party, and examines the event from a variety of perspectives, including poems written from the viewpoint of her attackers; the toga she was wearing; homecoming years later; and even the moment she told her college-aged children. As Shawn’s story unfolds, the reader will come to understand how significant the aftermath of rape can be. For decades, she was “triggered”…

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Poetry Reading: Cathy Cain and Piper Bringman

Annie Bloom’s welcomes local poets Cathy Cain and Piper Bringman, whose new collections are published by The Poetry Box. Cathy Cain, like a bee to flower, gathers thought from one encounter with nature to another. She speaks from many perspectives—as herself, as tree, as mushroom, or as goddess-hero. Sometimes playful, even mystical, Cain is deeply honest as she confronts the state of our relationship with the natural environment, with technology, and with what it means to be human. “A roadmap to abundance, Cathy Cain’s poetry expresses the impulse to reinvent ourselves outside of cyber noise and instead define ourselves within the boundaries of sentiencies around us.” —Tricia Knoll, author of How I Learned to be White and Broadfork Farm “Thrumming with a wise and generous curiosity,…

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The Poeming Pigeon: Sports – Book Launch Celebration

The Milwaukie Poetry Series and The Poetry Box present a reading to celebrate the launch of the 8th issue of The Poeming Pigeon: SPORTS. Featured Readers: Brittney Corrigan • Sharon Wood Wortman • Kris Demien Penelope Scambly Schott • Margaret Chula • Toni Partington Joshua Plack • Vivienne Popperl • Donna Prinzmetal Barbara A. Meier • Hanna Jane Weber • Joy McDowell Devon Balwit • Linda Neal Reising • Shawn Aveningo Sanders About the Book: Dive into this sports-themed collection and you’ll quickly become a fan, as our poets relive their glory days and share their love of the game. Whether you’re a competitive athlete, a dedicated amateur, or an armchair quarterback, we invite you to the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat—it’s…

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