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Carter McKenzie and Willa Schneberg
July 21 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
“A poem does invite, it does require. What does it invite? A poem invites you to feel. More than that: it invites you to respond. And better than that: a poem invites a total response.” (Rukeyser, The Life of Poetry)
In the spirit of Rukeyser’s words, poets Carter McKenzie and Willa Schneberg will be sharing work from their respective collections.
Carter McKenzie’s work appears in numerous journals and anthologies, including What the River Brings: Oregon River Poems, Canary, Sisyphus, Turtle Island Quarterly, The Berkeley Poets Cooperative: A History of the Times, and the poetry anthology Of Course, I’m a Feminist! She is an active member of the Springfield-Eugene Chapter of SURJ (Showing Up for Racial Justice). Carter lives in a small community in Western Oregon’s Middle Fork Willamette watershed region, which has been her home for the past twenty-three years. Stem of Us (Flowstone Press, May 2018) is her second full-length book of poetry.
Willa Schneberg is a poet, visual artist, curator, and psychotherapist. She has authored five poetry collections including In The Margins of The World, recipient of the Oregon Book Award, and her latest volume, Rending the Garment. Willa has read at the Library of Congress, and has been a fellow at Yaddo and MacDowell. Her poems have appeared in American Poetry Review; Salmagundi, Poet Lore; Bellevue Literary Review; Before there is Nowhere to Stand: Palestine/Israel Poets Respond to the Struggle and Raising Lilly Ledbetter: Women Poets Occupy the Workspace. In February of 2018, she served as a poet-in-residence in Kathmandu.