All are invited to hear these contributors to the Winter 2015 issue of VoiceCatcher: a journal of women’s voices & visions.
Monday, April 20, 2015
Reading 6:00–7:00 p.m.
Social hour 5:00–6.00 p.m. for food, drink, community
(Glyph is offering a dinner menu starting at 5:00 p.m.)
The Glyph Café and Arts Space
804 NW Couch St.
Portland, OR 97209
Christine Dupres holds a doctorate in folklore and folklife from the University of Pennsylvania. She is a descendent of the Lower Cowlitz and the Cree of Manitoba, Canada, and currently lives in Portland. She has worked for the National Policy Consensus and NAYA Family Centers in the areas of development and community engagement; served on the board of Oregon Humanities; is on the faculty at the American Leadership Forum, and is the owner of Radiant Life Counseling. Her work Being Cowlitz was published by the University of Washington Press in 2014. She is working on a book of poetry called Pigeon Springs set in 1846 in the Washington Territory.
Helen Kerner was first published in the National High School Poetry Anthology many long years ago. She graduated from the University of Washington with a degree in art and promptly entered the corporate world, but never stopped writing poetry. Helen has been published in several of the Marin Poetry Center’s annual anthologies, as well as in Stories With Grace, a short-lived Pacific Northwest literary journal. In 2007 she published The Journey, a book in poetry and prose about her 1993 bone marrow transplant for leukemia. She is currently working on a collection about her childhood at the outskirts of Redmond, Washington.
Tricia Knoll is a Portland, Oregon poet with a deep interest in both haiku and eco-poetry. Her works have appeared in many journals including VoiceCatcher: a journal of women’s voices and visions, Windfall, CALYX, and Cirque. Her chapbook Urban Wild is available from Finishing Line Press and Amazon.
Barbara LaMorticella lives in a cabin in the hills outside Portland, Oregon. A founding member of the San Francisco Mime Troupe, she is a long-time poetry host on KBOO. Her second collection of poems, Rain on Waterless Mountain, was a finalist for the Oregon Book Award. She’s the winner of a Bumbershoot Big Book Award, the first Northwest Poets Concord prize, the Holbrook Award for Outstanding Contributions to Oregon Literary Arts, and the first Oregon Literary Arts fellowship for Women Writers. Retired from medical transcribing, she cares for her grandchildren and agitates for fundamental health care reform.
Donna Prinzmetal is excited about her new book, Snow White, When No One Was Looking, a collection of persona poems in the voice of Snow White. Yes, some people (particularly her family) may get the wrong idea and really believe that she carries her mother’s blood in a vial at her neck and cavorts with married men, so Donna wants to assure both them and you that she is not actually Snow White, just happy to speak for her and reveal all her secrets. In addition to not being Snow White, Donna is a psychotherapist and tutor. Her poetry has appeared in many publications including Prairie Schooner, The Oregonian, The Journal, and of course, Voicecatcher, where she also served proudly as the young voices editor for three issues.
Hannah Sams spends most of her time putting off doing laundry and putting together mix CDs. Her hobbies include being awful at Spanish, boring people with the fine points of property laws, making silly faces at babies in grocery stores, and coping with bipolar disorder. Once, when her kindergarten class performed a short show for their parents, she climbed off the stage as soon as it ended and began giving everyone her autograph. Hannah grew up in a house on N.E. 65th and Beech in the ’90s and her first job was at a lemonade stand.
Pearl Waldorf is a meaning seeker, a science nerd, a word junky. She wants you to know art is a dying art. She also wants you to know this distinction we make between bodies and minds might as well be a cheese sandwich on Mars. Maybe you’d like to share a meal with her sometime. Her partner found a sweet dining room table on Craigslist for a hundred bucks and refinished it. Really, all misfits are welcome. Pearl offers psychotherapy, creative process and career consultation in her private practice in SE Portland. She loves her work.
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VoiceCatcher thanks the Glyph Café and Arts Space for hosting this event.