The Poetry Box LIVE – July Edition!
July 9, 2022 @ 4:00 PM (Pacific) / 7:00 PM (Eastern)
- Joann Renee Boswell (WA) – author of breath so hungry
- Kristin Berger (OR) – author of Earthwork
- Elaine S. Nussbaum (OR) – author of Blood Moon
Enjoy a Video from the Show:
ABOUT THE POETS
Joann Renee Boswell is a poet, photographer, teacher, director, mystic, and mother who lives in Camas, WA with her husband (a Quaker minister) and her three young children. You can call her Jo, Jojo, Jomama, or Smookles Renee. Joann received her Choose Your Own Adventure degree (B.A. in Interdisicplinary Studies with an emphasis in Theater, Music, and Writing/Literature) from George Fox University, and later returned to earn her Master of Arts in Teaching. Joann’s first book, Cosmic Pockets (Fernwood Press, 2020), is a full-length collection of poetry and photography. She’s been working on her second full-length collection in collaboration with two illustrators; it is forthcoming from Fernwood Press late in 2022.
Joann loves rainy days filled with coffee, contradictions, dystopian fiction, justice, hand holding, forest bathing, hope, and sci-fi shows. She was her high school mascot and spent a summer working at a lumber mill. Her superpower might be whimsy. Joann is the current poetry editor for Untold Volumes and edits with a team for VoiceCatcher. She has been widely published in places such as CIRQUE, otoliths, VoiceCatcher, The Poeming Pigeon, Tiny Seed Literary Journal, Denial (Not a Pipe Publishing), and Our Church Too.
You can order Joann’s new book HERE
Kristin Berger is the author of the poetry collections Refugia (Persian Pony Press, 2019), Echolocation (Cirque Press, 2018), How Light Reaches Us (Aldrich Press, 2016), and For the Willing (Finishing Line Press, 2008), and a collaborative poetry and print book, Woman & Changing Man: A High Desert Myth (Nightjar Press, 2022), with Eugene, Oregon printmaker Diane Sandall.
Recipient of residencies from Playa, OSU’s Spring Creek Project (Shotpouch and H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest), and Starkey Experimental Forest and Range, Kristin’s work is influenced by Oregon’s High Desert, Cascades, Coastal Range and all the Pacific Northwest’s wild and interconnected landscapes. Kristin lives in Portland, Oregon, with her family.
You can order Kristin’s book HERE
Elaine Nussbaum lives in Scappoose, Oregon with her partner, David, three cats, five hens and a rooster named Echinacea. When she is not working as a substitute teacher at a juvenile detention facility, infusing poetry into the curriculum, she is writing in her cabin surrounded by 3 and 1/2 acres of second growth forest. Every fall, salmon spawn in the creek which runs through her front yard. In her spare time, Ms. Nussbaum enjoys cross-country skiing and sea kayaking. Currently, she and David are restoring a 37-foot sailboat, and plan to sail the inside passage to Alaska next summer.
Ms. Nussbaum holds an MFA in Writing from Pacific University (2013), and a Certificate in Writing from the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at Boulder University (1986). Her work has appeared in Poetry Seattle, Bombay Gin, The Sun, Spilt Infinitive, Louisiana Literature, Silk Road, Thimbleberry, Artists and Climate Change, Persimmon Tree, Headline Poetry and Press, and Terrain. A chapbook of her work, Poems in the Key of D Flat was published by Overwrought Press, in 1992, and a collection of her poetry, Jesus Christ Made Seattle Under Protest was published by Finishing Line Press, in September 2019. She also has a poem appearing in Support Ukraine (anthology by Moonstone Press, 2022)
You can order Elaine’s new book HERE