Skyhooks Poets to Read at Deschutes Public Library

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The Skyhooks Poets will read at the Deschutes Public Library’s Second Sunday event, December 11, starting at 2pm. Second Sunday is a monthly celebration of poetry and prose. Each month, regional writers are chosen to read a selection from their work. An open mic follows the guest readers, where poets both novice and published are invited to share their work.

The Skyhooks Poetry Critique Group first began meeting in 2001.The group includes Carol Barrett, Marion Davidson, Kake Huck, John Martin, Judy Montgomery, Jane Thielsen and Ellen Waterston. The event is free and open to the public. An open mic will follow the readings. The Bend Library is located at 601 N.W. Wall Street in downtown Bend.

Carol Barrett’s first book, “Calling in the Bones,” won the Snyder Prize from Ashland Poetry Press. Marion Davidson’s chapbook, “Closeness of Ice,” was published by Finishing Line Press; her poems appear in Rattle, The High Desert Journal, and elsewhere. Kake Huck’s novel-in-poems, “Murderous Glamour,” can be found on Amazon, and she is currently circulating a manuscript on poems about Venice, setting the bar high for herself by limiting each poem to a single sentence. John Martin, the sole male Skyhook, is a member of the High Desert Poetry Cell. His first full-length book, “Hold This,” was awarded the Concrete Wolf Louis Poetry Prize; it will appear in spring 2017.  Judy Montgomery’s poems appear in journals and anthologies, especially in those relating to illness and healing.  She received the Oregon Book Award for her first collection, “Passion.”  Jane Thielsen is working on chapbooks, manuscripts and broadsides. Ellen Waterston has published poetry, memoir, essay, and the libretto for the opera “Via Lactea.” Her fourth collection of poetry, “The Domilocos Hotel,” will appear in 2017 from Moonglade Press.

For more information, email or call 541.480.3933.

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