April 14 | 7 PM The 2nd Saturday

Newport Visual
Arts Center

777 NW Beach Drive
Newport OR 97365

open mic follows

Admission $6.00

Free to Students


Scot Siegel


     Scot Siegel has authored four books of poetry: Thousands Flee California Wildflowers (Salmon Poetry, 2012). Skeleton Says (Finishing Line, 2010), Untitled Country (Pudding House, 2009), and Some Weather (Plain View Press, 2008). His poems are anthologized in the Aesthetica Creative Works Annual (London: Aesthetica, 2011), Open Spaces: Voices from the Northwest (Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2011), Before We Have Nowhere to Stand (Sandpoint, ID: Lost Horse Press 2011), and Dogs Singing (County Clare, Ireland: Salmon Poetry 2010). Siegel has received awards and commendations from Aesthetica Magazine, and the Oregon State Poetry Association. Editor of the online poetry journal Untitled Country Review, Siegel,lives in Lake Oswego, Oregon with his wife and two daughters.  www.redroom.com/author/scot-siegel/.

     Bette Lynch Husted lives and writes in eastern Oregon, her poetry collection At This Distance (Wordcraft of Oregon, 2010) follows an earlier chapbook After Fire (Pudding House, 2002) and a collection of memoir essays, Above the Clearwater: Living on Stolen Land (OSU Press, 2004), which was a finalist for the Oregon Book Award and WILLA Award in creative nonfiction. Lessons from the Borderlands, a second collection of personal essays, is forthcoming from Plain View Press. She was a Fishtrap Fellow and received a 2007 Oregon Arts Commission Award. Her  poems, essays, and fiction have appeared in Northwest Review, Oregon Humanities, Prairie Schooner, Fourth Genre, UTNE Reader, and other journals and anthologies. 

http://oregonpoeticvoices.org/poet/117/  http://www.pemmicanpress.com/CurrentIssue/Bette-Lynch-Husted/Bette-Lynch-Husted-title-page.htm






 Like a west coast Robert Frost, Siegel reveals the marrow of nature and self.” ~ Catherine Kasper, Creative Writing...                                                              
First full-length poetry collection by Northwest poet and writer, Bette Lynch Husted, author of ABOVE THE CLEARWATER, a finalist for the Oregon Book Award in Creative Non-Fiction. "Bette Husted, so richly rooted in the wild Oregon land she inhabits, writes with deep care and conscience. Her poems shun nothing..." --Naomi Shibah Nye. "This is a poet who will take you on roads you don't know to places where you haven't been, the lonesome places...the farthest West, farther than the pioneers. She goes the distance." -- Ursula K. Le GuinHusted