Synopses & Reviews
Portland, Oregon's vast and varied contemporary poetry scene is on display in Portland: Alive at the Center
, a community-based anthology. A collection of more than 75 poems from a wide spectrum of poets, Portland: Alive at the Center
is a cultural snapshot, showcasing the best new and established voices from this vibrant city. Three poets from Portland came together to recognize the best work of their peers, curating a collection that explores the atmosphere, beauty, complexity, and personality of the region. As the inaugural project from Ooligan Press’s Pacific Poetry Project, this book embodies the Project’s mission to bring poetry to the people by making contemporary poetic voices accessible and exciting for everyone through community involvement and conversation.
About the Author
Portland: Alive at the Center
was compiled by three well-known poets from Portland, who worked together to select and compile the most representative work of their communities. They are Susan Denning, Jesse Lichenstein, and Leah Stenson. Author bios from all contributing poets will be available at ooligan.pdx.edu.