Monthly Archives: April 2012

An Interview with Patty Wixon

Start each class reading a poem to your students, regardless of the subject of the class. Patty Wixon’s first chapbook, Airing the Sheets (Finishing Line Press, 2011), followed several decades of her poems appearing in literary journals (Hubbub, Rendezvous, Moving … Continue reading

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Books to the Big Screen (and Vice Versa)

It seems today that Hollywood has run out of original ideas, not only for movies but for television as well. With movie rights sold before the book even comes out (I Am Number Four, I’m looking at you), it’s becoming … Continue reading

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“Second Hand: A Poet’s Journey Toward Science”–Fri., May 4

Where do poets get their ideas? I’m looking forward to this Friday’s talk by poet and essayist Linda Bierds, a professor at the University of Washington. She’s the author of nine books of poetry, including Flight: New and Selected Poems … Continue reading

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Barry Lopez-April 20, 2012

Barry Lopez, living in rural Western Oregon, is a fiction writer focusing on issues of intimacy, ethics, and identity.  His works have been compared to Henry David Thoreau by the way Lopez connects with his surroundings and through his environmental … Continue reading

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An Interview with Jonah Bornstein

Life is not a game. And, by extension, neither is art. Jonah Bornstein received an MFA in Poetry from New York University and moved to Oregon in 1989, where he co-founded the Ashland Writers Conference. He is the author or … Continue reading

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An Interview with Angela Decker

It’s the ordinary things that make up poetry. Angela Decker grew up in Fresno, California, and received a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and a master’s degree in English from Notre Dame de Namur University. Her … Continue reading

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Barry Lopez — a guest post by Bill Gholson

“If I have a subject it is justice and the rediscovery that our lives are shaped through reverence.”—Barry Lopez on Bill Moyers’ Journal Barry Lopez, Oregon resident, and “arguably the nation’s premier nature writer” will be giving a reading in … Continue reading

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An Interview with Amy MacLennan

“Isn’t thwack an amazing word? Isn’t that gorgeous?” Amy MacLennan grew up south of San Francisco, and received a Master of Arts in English from Notre Dame de Namur University in Belmont, California. Her chapbook The Fragile Day was published … Continue reading

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An Interview with Amy Miller

“With poetry, I’m always trying to make sense of the world.” Amy Miller is a Publications Project Manager at Oregon Shakespeare Festival and the author of eight poetry and nonfiction chapbooks, including Tea Before Questions(2010) and Beautiful/Brutal(2009). She won the … Continue reading

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Poetry Month—No Fooling

In honor of National Poetry Month, Literary Ashland is featuring interviews with southern Oregon poets—watch for interviews with Amy Miller, Angela Decker, Amy MacLennan, Gary Lark, Jonah Bornstein, Hannah Darling, and Vince and Patty Wixon. And here are some upcoming … Continue reading

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