Winners of the conference contest!

Erin Smith: 4Cs!

Sandra Stringer: AWP!

and Brian Kirk, the runner up for both!

thanks to everyone that applied!

Poet Carlos Reyes rading Dec 10

The Milwaukie Poetry Series Second Season!

A reading by Carlos Reyes

7 PM, Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2008

The Pond House in Milwaukie, 2215 SE Harrison

Adjacent to the Ledding Library

The Milwaukie Poetry Series Committee and the Ledding Library of Milwaukie are delighted to continue the Second Season of the Milwaukie Poetry Series with a reading by Carlos Reyes.

This will take place on Wednesday, Dec. 10 at 7 PM in the Pond House adjacent to the Ledding Library, 2215 SE Harrison, Milwaukie, OR 97222.

Carlos Reyes is an Irish-American poet blessed with an Hispanic name. Carolyn Kizer has said: “Mr. Reyes is one of our local and national treasures. His poetry is as clear and strong as his social conscience. One is always struck by his sensual and sensory qualities: the touch, taste, feel, color of things, and his ability to capture a mood, a world, in a handful of lines.” Poetry books: At the Edge of the Western Wave (2004), A Suitcase Full of Crows (1995), Nightmarks (1990), The Shingle Weaver’s Journal (1980).

His work is widely anthologized: Hunger and Thirst (2008), Simple Vows Anthology (2007) Never Before (2005), Poets Against the War (2003), Urban Nature (2000), A New Geography of American Poets (1992). He is widely published. Translations: Poemas de la Isla / Island Poems by Josefina de la Torre, Obra poética completa / Complete Poetic Works by Jorge Carrera Andrade, La señal del cuervo / Sign of the Crow by Ignacio Ruíz Pérez.

He publishes Trask House Books, Inc., a poetry press. A founding editor of Hubbub magazine, he reviewed poetry for Willamette Week, a Portland weekly. For 27 years he has been a poet-in-the schools in Oregon, Washington and Nevada. He was president and treasurer of the northwest chapter of PEN. He is the recipient of numerous awards.

The Pond House in Milwaukie is a delightful setting and easy to reach. It is located on SE 21st and Harrison in Milwaukie. From Portland travel south on McLoughlin Blvd. (99E) to Harrison St, the first light as you come into Milwaukie. Turn left and the Library is two blocks east.

From Oregon City, Gladstone and Oak Grove and I-205 from Salem, travel north on McLoughlin to Harrison, turn right and go two blocks east again to the Library.

From East Multnomah and Clackamas Counties, go west on Hwy. 224 to the Harrison St. Exit, turn left and go approximately ½ mile to the library.

The Pond House is 1 block east of the library.

We want to thank the City of Milwaukie for its generous support which makes the Series possible. For information about the readings, please contact the Series Coordinator Tom Hogan at 503-819-8367 or tomhogan2@comcast.net or Ledding Library Director Joe Sandfort at 503-786-7584 or SandfortJ@ci.milwaukie.or.us.

It will be a delightful evening. Please join us for this wonderful reading!

Job Opportunity: U of Portland

University of Portland is hiring a visiting assistant professor to teach four journalism/media courses August-December 2009 . Masters Degree minimum. Application letter, vita, transcripts, teaching evals, and three recommendation letters to Jeff Kerssen-Griep, Chair; Dept. of Communication Studies; University of Portland; 5000 Willamette Blvd.; Portland, OR 97203. File review begins December 13.

"Cutbank" contest--deadline Feb 29 '09

CutBank is pleased to announce the second annual Montana Prize in Fiction, the Montana Prize in Creative Nonfiction, and the Patricia Goedicke Prize in Poetry.

We are honored to have three talented judges participating in the inaugural year of these contests. The Patricia Goedicke Prize in Poetry will be judged by Noah Eli Gordon. Joy Williams will select the winner of the Montana Prize in Fiction. The winner of the Montana Prize in Creative Nonfiction will be selected by Brian Bouldrey.

Submissions are accepted December 1 through February 29. Winners receive $500 and publication in CutBank 71. All submissions will be considered for publication in CutBank.

The contests' $13 entry fee includes a one-year, two-issue subscription to CutBank, beginning with the prize issue, CutBank 71.

Please send only your best work. With all three of these awards, we are seeking to highlight work that showcases an authentic voice, a boldness of form, and a rejection of functional fixedness.

Full guidelines available at www.cutbankonline .org.

CutBank Literary Magazine

University of Montana

www.cutbankonline. org


Job Opportunity: Gettysburg College--deadline Jan 31 '09


One-year appointment, beginning August 2009, for a creative writer who plans a career
that involves college-level teaching, to teach three courses per semester, including
Introduction to Creative Writing and an advanced course in the writer's genre, as well as to
assist with departmental writing activities. Mentorship for teaching and assistance in
professional development provided. M.A., with a concentration in creative writing, M.F.A.,
or Ph.D. with creative dissertation, required. Teaching experience and literary magazine
are essential. Competitive salary.

To apply, send letter of application, c.v., the names of three references, and a 5-10 page
writing sample to Emerging Writer Lectureship, Department of English, Box 397,
Gettysburg College, 300 N. Washington St., Gettysburg, PA 17325, postmarked byJanuary
30, 2009
. Electronic applications will not be accepted.

Gettysburg College is a highly selective liberal arts college located within 90 minutes of the
Washington/Baltimore metropolitan area. Established in 1832, the College has a rich
history and is situated on a 220-acre campus with an enrollment of over 2,600 students.
Gettysburg College celebrates diversity and welcomes applications from members of any
group that has been historically underrepresented in the American academy. The College
assures equal employment opportunity and prohibits discrimination on the basis of race,
color, national origin, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age, and disability.

Application Information
Postal Address: Emerging Writer Lectureship
Department of English
Gettysburg College
300 North Washington Street
Box 397
Gettysburg, PA 17325
Phone: (717) 337-6750
Fax: (717) 337-8551
TDD: (717) 337-6833