Welcome ..... you may have clicked your way here because you read my books, or you’ve been reading my work in magazines and anthologies, on paper and online. Maybe you know about my motherhood research. Maybe you've heard I'm a member of Chicago’s pre-Roe abortion underground, called JANE. Perhaps you’re looking for my book about Grace Paley and other writing. You can read a poem, essay or story right now, or listen to me read at SoundCloud or Oregon Poetic Voices, or watch a video of my reading at the Pond House.
This month's Poetry and Everything show will feature Steve Williams - a Portland artist and designer as well as a poet. Join Steve and me on KBOO Community radio Monday, February 27th at 10:00pm or, after that, listen online anytime from anywhere: KBOO.
In the latter months of 2016, my work appeared in Whale Road Review, The Cimarron Review, *82 Review, the music issue of The Poeming Pigeon, and Turtle Island Quarterly - they're all listed, along with earlier 2016 publications, on the page called Selected Works.
On March 4, 2017, I'll be one of the readers in "Our Foremothers’ Voices" - A Celebration of International Women’s Day, honoring the work of early Suffragists and 1970s feminists. Join us: 2:00 pm in the Eliot Chapel/First Unitarian Church, 1011 SW 12th Avenue, Portland, Oregon.
On March 5, 2017, I'll be one of the readers for Al-Mutannabi Street Starts Here! - at Portland's Central Library downtown, 2pm. Poems will be read in English and Arabic by several featured poets.
In April, I'll be talking and reading at the University of California's Merced campus, just south of the Bay area - details tba.
On September 10, 2017 (yes - far in the future) I'll be reading with Constance Hall (known mysteriously and charmingly as "M") in Portland, Oregon in the Stonehenge series - details tba.
On October 2, 2017 (even farther in the future) I'll be reading with Amy Miller and Michael Spring in the Free Range Poetry series at a branch of our excellent county library in NW Portland. This is a reunion for us; we read together last year in Ashland - more details tba.
Listen to an interview at THE ABORTION DIARY podcast - Melissa Madera’s valuable collection of first-person stories. We talked for a long time about many things (Chicago's underground abortion service, my own abortion, lots more) and she did a great editing job.
Listen to a story at BEAR WITNESS, the show produced by Erin Yanke and Moe Bowstern at Portland’s Jack London Bar. This audio clip, hosted by Portland’s KBOO Community Radio, is just under 25 minutes long, including Moe’s brief intro and her seriously usefully thoughtful words at the end.
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Shop at your local, independent bookstores; support the in-person reading and writing community you love. In Portland, Oregon, there are several good ones - including Broadway Books, Another Read Through, and Mother Foucault.