Let’s celebrate the Poetry of Place issue!

Our new Poetry of Place issue has been making its way onto the streets since before the holidays.

At last, we’re ready to celebrate.

A release party for issue #36 of the Bear Deluxe
Saturday, February 7th
The Waypost
(click here for directions)
3120 N. Williams, Portland

This issue features the work of nine emerging Oregon poets: Kendall Core, Laura Christina Dunn, Megan Freshley, Marj Hogan, Ross Robbins, Anita Sullivan, Heidi Schulman Greenwald, Stacy Perrou and Armin Tolentino. Poets will read their work starting at 8:30 in a show hosted by Dan Raphael.

The Bard Deluxe Awards drew submissions from over 100 poets and were judged by a panel that included former Oregon poet laureate, Paulann Petersen. This issue of the magazine features two poems by each of the winners…all of whom received the honorary title of Bard Deluxe.

Of our finalists, two have also received Oregon Literary Fellowship: Armin Tolentino (2014) and Laura Christina Dunn (2015).

We’ll look forward to seeing you soon.