issue six (spring season) contributor index

Faith Allington
Allington is a Washington resident originally from California. Her poems have appeared in Aroostook Review, Pontoon, DMQ Review, King County Poetry on Buses, and Floating Bridge Review. (Work | Statement of Place | Map)

Judith Barrington
Barrington has published three poetry collections, most recently Horses and the Human Soul and two chapbooks, Postcard from the Bottom of the Sea and Lost Lands (winner of the Robin Becker Chapbook Award). She was the winner of the 2012 Gregory O’Donoghue Poetry Prize (Cork International Poetry Festival). Her memoir, Lifesaving, won the Lambda Book Award and was a finalist for the PEN/Martha Albrand Award. She has been on the faculty of the master of fine arts program at the University of Alaska and teaches classes and workshops in the Unites States; England; and Almàssera, Valencia, Spain. (Work | Statement of Place | Website | Map)

Daniel Butterworth
Butterworth’s poems have appeared in magazines such as Cream City Review, The Wisconsin Review, The Louisville Review, The Portland Review, The Alaska Quarterly Review, The Santa Clara Review, The Midwest Quarterly Review, The Windless Orchard, Plainsongs, Flyway, Amoskeag, The Rockhurst Review, Poet Lore, The Seattle Review, Willow Springs, and other journals. Algonquin Books published his nonfiction book, Waiting for Rain, and Lost Horse Press published his poetry book, The Radium Watch Dial Painters, which was a finalist for the Washington State Book Awards. He teaches writing and literature at Gonzaga University. (Work | Statement of Place | Map)

Susan J. Falk
Falk has a wide reputation with work in public and private collections. She is inspired by the surroundings of the natural ponds and forests of her ten-acre studio South Langley location, which is of course home to her many pets, including her horses. Falk’s works have gained kudos from reviewers and commentators for her gallery exhibitions. She was recently recognized as the winner of the 2013 Langley Environmental Hero Award in the individual category for keeping local residents and others aware of the need to protect McLellan Forest East, Langley’s old growth forest in Glen Valley. (Work | Statement of Place | Map)

Ann Batchelor Hursey
Hursey’s work has appeared in Seattle Review, Crab Creek Review, Chrysanthemum, and Pontoon, among others. Her poem “Wetland,” published as part of the Poetry and Art on the Busses Project (Seattle, Washington), is the official Shel Sheb Estuary poem. She has been awarded writing residencies at Hypatia-in-the-Woods (Shelton, Washington) and Soapstone: A Writing Retreat for Women (Oregon). Born and raised in Ohio, she now calls Washington State home. (Work | Statement of Place | Map)

Tricia Knoll
Knoll lives in Portland, Oregon, where she writes both haiku and poetry. Recent publications include Windfall: A Journal of Poetry of Place, About Place Journal, and many other journals. This is her first publication in Cascadia Review. In May 2014, Finishing Line Press releases her first chapbook, Urban Wild, poetry about the intersection of wild creatures and theoretically tame beings in an urban environment. (Work | Statement of Place | Map)

Lauren Lockhart
Originally from Colorado, Lockhart has spent the last three years between her home there and the West Coast. Now settled in Seattle, Washington, to study community acupuncture and herbal medicine, she hopes to cultivate a strong presence in the music and poetry communities there. Her writing has appeared in several publications, including Minerva Rising and Canary (a Hip Pocket Press production). She also self-publishes her work on a continuous basis, contributes weekly to the online magazine Apple Snacks, and is producing an experimental collaborative art and literature zine, The Year of the Plum. (Work | Statement of Place | Map)

Elizabeth McLagan
McLagan’s poems have been published in many journals, such as Poetry Northwest, 32 Poems, Beloit Poetry Journal, American Literary Review, Fine Madness, Grove Review, Hunger Mountain, SLAB, Iron Horse Literary Review, Southeast Review, Third Coast, Willow Springs, Zone 3, and on the website Verse Daily. The autumn 2009 issue of The Bitter Oleander featured her poems and an interview. “Some Life” was selected for the 2001 AWP Intro Awards. “A Feather Falls from the Wing of Light” won the 2006 Frances Locke Memorial Award from The Bitter Oleander Press. “All Alien Spirits Rest the Spirit” won the Bellingham Review’s 49th Parallel Award for 2009. Her collection of poems, In The White Room, is just out from CW Books. (Work | Statement of Place | Map)

Paulann Petersen
Petersen, Oregon’s sixth Poet Laureate, has six full-length books of poetry, most recently Understory, from Lost Horse Press in 2013. Her poems have appeared in many journals and anthologies, including Poetry, The New Republic, Prairie Schooner, Willow Springs, Calyx, and the Internet’s Poetry Daily. She was a Stegner Fellow at Stanford University, and the recipient of the 2006 Holbrook Award from Oregon Literary Arts. She serves on the board of Friends of William Stafford, organizing the January Stafford Birthday Events. (Work | Statement of Place | Map)

Frank Rossini
Rossini grew up in New York City and moved to Eugene, Oregon, in 1972. He taught at the University of Oregon and Lane Community College until retiring in 2010. His poems have appeared in various journals, including Mas Tequila Review, Seattle Review, and Wisconsin Review. His chapbook, sparking the rain, was published by Silverfish Review Press. sight/for /sight books published a collection of his poems, midnight the blues, in 2013. (Work | Statement of Place | Website | Map)

Annette Spaulding-Convy
Spaulding-Convy’s full length collection, In Broken Latin, is published by the University of Arkansas Press as a finalist for the Miller Williams Poetry Prize. Her chapbook, In The Convent We Become Clouds, won the 2006 Floating Bridge Press Chapbook Award and was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Her poems have appeared in Prairie Schooner, North American Review, and in the International Feminist Journal of Politics, among others. She is co-editor of the literary journal Crab Creek Review, and is co-founder of Two Sylvias Press, which has published the first eBook anthology of contemporary women’s poetry, Fire on Her Tongue. (Work | Statement of Place | Map)

Scott T. Starbuck
Scott T. Starbuck was a 2013 Artsmith Fellow on Orcas Island who feels destruction of Earth’s ecosystems is closely related to spiritual illness and widespread urban destruction of human consciousness. A former charter captain and commercial fisherman turned creative writing professor, his newest book The Other History, published by FutureCycle, is at, and will be reviewed in the June 2014 issue of Amsterdam Quarterly. He has eco-poetry blog posts at South 85, Miriam’s Well: Poetry, Land Art, and Beyond, forthcoming at Alaskan writer Marybeth Holleman’s Art and Nature blog, and on his blog, Trees, Fish, and Dreams. Starbuck lives on Whidbey Island and in San Diego. (Work | Statement of Place | Website | Map)

Caitlin Elizabeth Thomson
Thomson resides in the Chuckanuts, and three deer have been known to live above her garage. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in numerous places, including Radar, The Literary Review of Canada, The Liner, Echolocation, and the anthology Mermaids in the Basement. Her second chapbook, Incident Reports, is forthcoming in 2014 from Hyacinth Girl Press. (Work | Statement of Place | Map)

Pepper Trail
Trail’s poems have appeared in Windfall, Cirque, Comstock Review, Atlanta Review, Kyoto Journal, and other publications, including the recent anthology What the River Brings: Oregon River Poems. His essays appear regularly in High Country News and Jefferson Monthly, the magazine of Jefferson Public Radio. He lives in Ashland, Oregon, where he works as a biologist with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. (Work | Statement of Place | Map)

Diane Tucker
Vancouver, British Columbia, native Diane Tucker has published three poetry books (God on His Haunches, Nightwood Editions, 1996, shortlisted for the League of Canadian Poets’ 1997 Gerald Lampert Memorial Award; Bright Scarves of Hours, Palimpsest Press, 2007; and Bonsai Love, Harbour Publishing, 2014) and a young adult novel (His Sweet Favour, Thistledown Press, 2009). Her poems have appeared in numerous anthologies and in over sixty literary journals in Canada and abroad. She lives in Burnaby. (Work | Statement of Place | Map)

Ingrid Wendt
Wendt has recently returned from a three-month writing residency in Mexico. She is the author of five books of poems, one chapbook, and a teaching guide. Co-editor of In Her Own Image: Women Working in the Arts and the Oregon poetry anthology From Here We Speak, and the recipient of numerous awards, she performs with the Motet Singers, a women’s a cappella ensemble of 13. Her most recent book is Evensong. (Work | Statement of Place | Map

Tim Whitsel
Whitsel lives on a one hundred-year floodplain northeast of Springfield, Oregon. He is passionate about gardening, jazz, Western rivers, soccer, bicycling, and wine. He has visited these obsessions in his poems. For six years, he hosted Windfall, a monthly reading series for the Eugene Public Library and the Lane Literary Guild. We Say Ourselves, a 2012 chapbook from Traprock Books, is his first collection. His poem “Mudflat Allure” won first place at the 2013 Northwest Poets’ Concord. The elegy “On The Day You Are Dying” appeared in June 2013 in Construction, an online magazine. (Work | Statement of Place | Map)