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#TCWF16 featured poets list

March 28, 2016

Poet Puzzle


We are excited to be featuring three poets at our festival this year, happening April 16 at the Yamhill Campus of Chemeketa Community College. Who said April had to be the cruelest month? For writing in Yamhill County, it just might be the best of all.


Barbara Drake






Barbara Drake’s newest collection of essays is Oregon Book Awards finalist Morning Light: Wildflowers, Night Skies, and Other Ordinary Joys of Oregon Country Life, (OSU Press). Previous books include Peace at Heart (essays), Driving One Hundred (poetry) and Writing Poetry (textbook). A retired Linfield College Professor, she lives with her husband in rural Yamhill County and will be giving a talk for poets at the festival.


Ed Edmo

Ed Edmo






Ed Edmo is a Shoshone-Bannock poet, actor, playwright, performer, traditional storyteller, tour guide, and lecturer on Northwest tribal culture. He adapts Native legends for the theatre and performed with Ken Kesey, Mason Williams, and Allen Ginzberg in 1977 before 10,000 people in Eugene. Ed lives in Portland with his wife, children, and granddaughter.


David Mason

David Mason






Poet Laureate of Colorado from 2010-2014, David Mason is a native northwesterner, author and editor of many books, including Ludlow: A Verse Novel, Sea Salt: Poems of a Decade, and Davey McGravy: Tales to be Read Aloud to Children and Adult Children. His work appears in The New Yorker, The Nation and many other magazines.


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