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Creative Nonfiction Writer, Fiction Writer, Poet
Cannon Beach, OR
Jan Priddy was born in Corvallis, Oregon and completed two Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees in the visual arts and a BA in Education at the University of Washington, cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa. Her metal work and ceramic sculpture was shown in galleries and museums throughout the west. And then she had children. Her writing has earned publication in CALYX, Raven Chronicles, StringTown, Pacific Magazine, WORK, The Humanist, Brevity blog, and North American Review, as well as inclusion in Women Runners (2001) and What Does It Mean to Be White in America? (2016). Since completing the Pacific University MFA program in fiction (2017), she continues writing nonfiction and poetry, and teaching college classes on the north Oregon coast.
CARLOS REYES is a noted poet and translator. Of his work Carolyn Kizer said: “Mr. Reyes is one of our local and national treasures. His poetry is as clear and strong as his social conscience. One is always struck by his sensual and sensory qualities… and his ability to capture a mood, a world, in a handful of lines.” His latest book of poetry: The Book of Shadows: New and Selected Poems (2009); translations: The Sign of the Crow, Ignacio Ruiz-Perez (2011). He is publisher of Trask House Books. Residencies: Poet-in-Residence, Joshua Tree National Park (2009); Writer-in-Residence, Sitka Island Institute, Alaska (2011). Reyes lives in Portland but travels often to Ireland, Spain and Ecuador.
Howard W. Robertson is a poet and fiction writer who lives in Eugene, Oregon. He has published 9 poetry books: Odes to the Ki of the Universe (2013), Ode to Certain Interstates (2013), The Green Force of Spring (2013), The Gaian Odes (2009), The Bricolage of Kotegaeshi (2007), to the fierce guard in the Assyrian Saloon (1987), et al.; and 2 fiction books: Hyperzotica (2015), Peculiar Pioneer (2013). His work has appeared in many journals, most recently Setting Forth, Yellow Medicine Review. His poetry has been anthologized in Literal Latté: The Anthology (2008), Where We Live Now (2008); Jack Straw Writers Anthology (2007); The Clear Cut Future (2003); Emily Dickinson Awards Anthology (2002); and Ahsahta Anthology: Poetry of the American West (1996).