September 13, 2018


The Fall 2018 issue of Parentheses Journal includes my poem "Hawk".

Parentheses Journal, an international independent literary journal, believes "we create our own utopias in the imperfections of being. The voices contain within figments of dust and deep trenches, everyday harmonies, and soliloquies in the sand. The aesthetic of bent dust hardbacks and thick lettered illegible syntaxes in ancient caverns nudges. A semblance of everydayness, colloquial artifacts of experience, membranes of telling over war-frayed leaves rouses."

Free Range Poetry
On Monday, October 1, F.I. Goldhaber, Tiel Aisha Ansari, and Amelia Ettinger read at the Northwest Branch of the Multnomah County Library, 2300 NW Thurman, Portland.

The evening begins with an open mic at 6 p.m. followed by the featured poets starting at 6:45 p.m.

Tiel Aisha Ansari is a Sufi warrior poet. Her work has been featured by Fault Lines Poetry, Windfall, KBOO and Prairie Home Companion among others. Her books include Knocking from Inside and High-Voltage Lines. She works as a data analyst for the Portland Public School district and is president emerita of the Oregon Poetry Association.

Amelia Ettinger, born in Mexico and raised in Puerto Rico, has written poems that reflect the struggle with identity often found in immigrants. She began writing poetry at age three, dictating poems out loud to the adults in her life who wrote them down for her. Amelia continued writing poems and short stores throughout her life, while working as a high school science teacher. In 2015, her first book of poetry, Speaking at a Time, was published by Redbat books.

F.I. Goldhaber will read from her forthcoming collection, "a truth serum for hate and hypocrisy ... writing with a hammer and speaking with a tongue of fire, in What Color is Your Privilege she sings a book-length blues song decrying racial, gender, religious, and sexual intolerance in America. With courage and a rejection of conventionality rarely found in contemporary verse, this book shines a bright, beaming light on the 'hostile world' we live in and the revolution being fought for the soul of America." -- John Warner Smith