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Rabbi David Zaslow teaches poetry

Folks who want to write poetry or hone their poetry writing skills are in for a treat this spring. Rabbi David Zaslow is teaching a seven-session workshop at the Havurah Synagogue in Ashland. Not only is Zaslow a whip smart, inspiring teacher, he had years of experience working as a full-time poet-in-the-schools, funded by grants […]

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Poet Willa Schneberg at Bloomsbury Books

Oregon Book Award winning poet, Willa Schneberg will read and discuss her work at Bloomsbury Books on Sunday, Sept. 14 at 6:30 pm. Schneberg is the author of five poetry collections, “In the Margins of the World,” “Box Poems,” “Storytelling in Cambodia,” the chapbook “The Books of Esther” and her recently released “Rending the Garment.” […]

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The Applegate is rich with poetry this summer

Not that anyone needs an excuse to travel to the gorgeous Applegate Valley, but poetry is an excellent reason for a road trip. The Applegate Poets will present a reading on Sunday, July 27 from 3pm to 4 pm, in the community meeting room of the Applegate Branch Library. The poems will consider aspects of […]

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Unpublished Pablo Neruda poems discovered

Poetry fans, particularly fans of Pablo Neruda, have great reason to celebrate. Officials at the Pablo Neruda Foundation in Chile have found more than 20 unpublished poems by the late Nobel laureate. The poems were discovered in boxes of his papers and will be published by his former publisher Seix Barral in Spanish later this […]

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Maya Angelou

“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.” –Maya Angelou The legendary poet, writer, performer and civil rights pioneer Maya Angelou died yesterday at age 86. Born Marguerite Ann Johnson in 1928 in St. Louis, she was […]

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Library hosts music and poetry event

Music and poetry fans are in for a treat this week. The Ashland library is hosting “An Evening of Original Music and William Stafford poetry on Wed., May 28 at 7:00 pm. Daniel Sperry, a talented cellist, composer and spoken word artist is combining his cello music with poetry by the celebrated Oregon poet William […]

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Even our national parks have poetry

While looking for some places to visit with my family this summer, I came across the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest, just outside of Baker City. It offers over 2 million acres of varied landscape that extends from the Wallowa Mountains down to the canyon country of the Snake River on the Idaho border. Within the forest […]

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Poetry and pizza in Ashland

Plan for some pizza and poetry Tuesday, 7:30 at Northwest Pizza and Pasta, Co., in Ashland. Every third Tuesday the restaurant hosts a terrific slam moderated by poet T. Poe Varnado. The slam is open to everyone and it brings together a fun mix of people of all ages and genres. It’s a real slam, […]

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Poets Gary Lark, Pepper Trail and Michael Springs at Bloomsbury

Tonight, April 10 at 7:00, Bloomsbury Books in Ashland is busting out the big guns with three Southern Oregon poets, Pepper Trail, Gary Lark and Michael Springs. Not only do they each have terrific nature names, they are incredibly strong poets and thought-provoking writers. An evening with these poets is a real treat, so dash […]

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In Ashland the poetry party doesn’t stop

It is National Poetry Month and this town does not miss a chance to celebrate. Luckily for us, Ashland doesn’t limit its poetry events to April, either. Here’s a list of happenings around town, both in April and ongoing. Almost all of these are free of charge and open to the public. Oregon Shakespeare Festival […]

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