Karen Locke Memorial at Tsunami Books


Erica Goss

January 23, 2020

Friends and family of Karen Locke (1945-2018) gathered at Eugene’s Tsunami Books on Sunday, January 12. A stellar line-up of local poets, including Laura LeHew, Jenny Root, Quinton Hallett, Ingrid Wendt,

Eugene Weekly's Winter Reading Issue


Jenny Root

December 17, 2019

The Winter Reading issue of the Eugene Weekly is out

Daryll Lynne Evans of Wordcrafters


Joan Dobbie

October 26, 2019

Originally from Colorado, with a Perdue MFA in Fiction, Daryll Lynne described her own writing in this way, "In school I worked with a theater company and wrote a few plays

Scott Landfield of Tsunami Books


Joan Dobbie

October 1, 2019

Link to audio:


Scott L.: My Dad was the editor in chief of the local newspaper, and three times a week he would do a radio show on a local radio station interviewing people, talking about what was going on in our small city. He had a great voice

Coming Soon From Uttered Chaos Press: Joan Dobbie's New Poetry Collection


Erica Goss

May 30, 2019

On a cold, wet January evening in 2018, Eugene poet Joan Dobbie read from her manuscript, “Stone Poems,” at Poetry for the People. Poem after poem filled the room with the story of a love affair in which two people try their best but can’t seem to avoid hurting each other, as in these lines from “Two Stones or One Stone:”


Both stones were brittle and hard.

Bouncing, they struck one another.


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