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)

issue three (spring season) contributor index

Jennifer Bullis
Originally from Reno, Nevada, Bullis holds a doctorate in English from the University of California-Davis and taught college English in Bellingham, Washington, for fourteen years. Her poems appear in Iron Horse Literary Review, Conversations Across Borders, Natural Bridge, Comstock Review, and Floating Bridge Review. She has won The Pitch contest at Poetry Northwest and received Honorable Mention in the Tupelo Press Poetry Project. Her first book of poems, Impossible Lessons, is forthcoming from MoonPath Press in May 2013. (Work | Statement of Place | Website | Map)

Beth Cavener Stichter
Stichter is currently a full-time professional studio artist working in the state of Washington. She received her bachelor of arts in sculpture from Haverford College and her master of fine arts from Ohio State University. She was awarded a USArists Project Grant in 2012, the Artist Trust Fellowship in 2009, the Jean Griffith Foundation Fellowship in 2006, the Virginia A. Groot Foundation Grant and an Individual Artist Fellowship from the Ohio Arts Council in 2005, and the American Craft Council’s Emerging Artist Fellowship in 2004. She has also been an artist-in-residence at the Clay Studio in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and the Archie Bray Foundation in Helena, Montana. She has exhibited nationally (at such institutions as the Smithsonian Museum) and internationally and has taught numerous workshops across the country. She is currently represented by the Claire Oliver Gallery in New York. (Work | Statement of Place | Website | Map)

T. Clear
Clear’s work has appeared in many journals and magazine, including Poetry Northwest, Seattle Review, Atlanta Review, and Crab Creek Review. Her first full-length manuscript, Dusk, is forthcoming from Floating Bridge Press. (Work | Statement of Place | Map)

Jeff Encke
Encke’s poetry has appeared in American Poetry Review, Barrow Street, Black Warrior Review, Colorado Review, Fence, Kenyon Review Online, Salt Hill, Typo, and elsewhere. (Work | Statement of Place | Map)

Jeremy Halinen
Halinen is co-founder and editor-at-large of Knockout Literary Magazine. His first full-length collection of poems, What Other Choice, was selected by Washington State Poet Laureate Kathleen Flenniken as winner of the 2010 Exquisite Disarray First Book Poetry Contest. Other poems of his appear or will in such journals as Cimarron Review, Court Green, Crab Creek Review, the Los Angeles Review, Poet Lore, and Sentence. He resides in Seattle, Washington. (Work | Statement of Place | Map)

Ann Howard
Howard, a journalism school graduate from 1964, left a career in advertising to raise her family. In 1987, she followed a call to ministry and worked as a chaplain in hospital and hospice settings. Now that she is retired, she is finally making time for poetry again. (Work | Statement of Place | Map)

Christopher Howell
Howell is the author of ten poetry collections, including Gaze. Born in Portland, he has received three Pushcart Prizes and two fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, among many other honors. He teaches at Eastern Washington University’s Inland NW Center for Writers in Spokane, where he is director and principal editor for Lynx House Press. (Work | Map)

Peter Keefer
Keefer received a bachelor of fine arts from the California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland in 1958. His interest in printmaking developed shortly afterward, and he continued his training with graduate students at California State University at Northridge, where he was awarded a master of fine arts in printmaking in 1970. During the next ten years, he developed the highly identifiable style which has remained characteristic of his work: earth colors modulated against harsher tones which charge his images with a sense of time and place. (Work | Map)

Stella Latwinski
Latwinski is a self-taught artist and illustrator who comes to Montana after a childhood of playing in the lakes and forests of Pennsylvania. She has been drawing since she could pick up a pencil, but it was not until 2007 that she began to share her work with the public. Primarily working with ink and colored pencil on wooden panels, her illustrations have been described as both sweet and unsettling as she strives to create a fairy tale land that is inspired by nature, travel, and dreams—sometimes dark, other times full of whimsy. (Work | Statement of Place | Map)

Jerry D. Mathes II
Jerry D. Mathes II is a Jack Kent Cooke Scholar alumnus, author of The Journal West: Poems and an essay collection, Fever and Guts: A Symphony. He has fought wildfire and taught the Southernmost Writers Workshop in the World at Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station, Antarctica during the 2009–2010 and 2011–2012 Austral summer seasons. He loves his two daughters very much. (Work | Statement of Place | Map)

Tammy Robacker
Robacker is a 2009–10 TAIP Grant award winner for poetry, a 2011 Hedgebrook writer-in-residence, and the author of the poetry collection The Vicissitudes (Pearle Publications, 2009). Robacker received her bachelor of arts in poetry from The Evergreen State College in 1993. She will begin her master of fine arts in poetry at Pacific Lutheran University this fall. In 2009, she co-edited an anthology of Tacoma poetry titled In Tahoma’s Shadow. Her poetry has appeared in Columbia Magazine, Plazm, Floating Bridge Review: Pontoon, Wild Goose Poetry Review, and Allegheny Review. Robacker’s poetry manuscript, We Ate Our Mothers, Girls, was a finalist in the 2009 Floating Bridge Press chapbook contest. Currently, Tammy is working on her second book of poetry, Villain Song. (Work | Statement of Place | Map)

Judith Skillman
Skillman’s forthcoming books are The Phoenix—New & Selected Poems 2007 – 2013 (Dream Horse Press, 2013) and Broken Lines—The Art & Craft of Poetry (Lummox Press, 2014). Her poems and collaborative translations have appeared in Poetry, Cimarron Review, FIELD, Ezra, Seneca Review, The Iowa Review, and others. Recipient of an award from the Academy of American Poets for Storm (Blue Begonia Press), two of her collections have been finalists for the Washington State Book Award. Judith also writes fiction, and is a Seattle Jack Straw Writer in that genre for 2013. She strives for a minimalist approach in both poetry and prose. (Work | Statement of Place | Website | Map)