Have You Seen Our Poetry Kiosk?

Since August 2020, the Hoffman Writing Program has featured a monthly poem by a writer with strong connections to the North Oregon Coast on the back (and sometimes front) side of the Wonder Garden kiosk. Most of the poems for display in 2021-2022 were selected from our publications, the North Coast Squid and the Word & Image project. The poems for the post are selected by a committee including Phyllis Mannan, Emily Ransdell, and Shirley West.

September:  “Benediction for a Beach Dweller” (Sheltering), Phyllis Mannan, Manzanita
October:  “The Uprising” (Squid), Kit Patten, Tillamook and “We Three Ladies” (Word & Image), Ahna Ortiz, Garibaldi
November:  “Vigil” (Squid), Emily Ransdell, Camas, WA and Manzanita and “I Want Them Back” (Squid), Laura Bailey, Manzanita
December:  “A Woman on 22nd and Killingsworth” (Squid), Carey Taylor, Portland