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 side of the Wonder Garden kiosk. The poems are selected from our publications, the North Coast Squid, the Word & Image project, and our most recent, Sheltering, a collection of poems written by the students of our Introduction to Poetry class from earlier this year. The poems for the post are selected by a committee including Phyllis Mannan, Emily Ransdell, and Shirley West.
Beginning in 2021, we will make monthly announcements of the work that has been selected.
August “Writing Poetry in April, 2020,” Vera Wildauer, Manzanita
September “In a Time of Uncertainty,” Marcia Silver, Manzanita
October “When This Is Over,” Shirley West, Manzanita
November “Ode to Scrabble,” Tela Skinner, Neahkahnie
December “On Watching the Netflix Show, Tidying Up,” Emily Ransdell, Camas, WA and Manzanita