DIVA’s “A New Poetry” series features Eugene poet Ce Rosenow and Portland poets Standard Schaefer and Maryrose Larkin in a presentation of their work at 7:30 p.m., Sat., Apr. 5, at the DIVA Gallery, 280 W. Broadway, Eugene, OR. Donations welcome.
Ce Rosenow’s books and chapbooks include The Backs of Angels, Even If, North Lake, Pacific, A Year Longer, and Spectral Forms. She is one of 8 authors in Beyond Within: A Collection of Rengay, one of 4 authors in The Color of Water edited by Carolyn Hall, and co-editor of The Next One Thousand Years, The Selected Poems of Cid Corman with Bob Arnold. She is also the former President of the Haiku Society of America, former co-editor of Northwest Literary Forum and Portlandia Review of Books, and the publisher of Mountains and Rivers Press.
Standard Schaefer is a poet, essayist, and fiction writer. His first book of poetry, Nova, was selected for the 1999 National Poetry Series and published by Sun & Moon Books. His second book, Water & Power, was published by Agincourt in 2005. Desert Notebook was published in Italy and the US in 2008 in limited editions. His poetry has been translated into Italian and anthologized internationally, most recently in Nuova Poesia Americana (Mondadori, 2005) as well as in Vol. 5 of The PIP Anthology of World Poetry of the 20th Century (Los Angeles: Green Integer, 2005). He has co-edited several literary and arts journals including Ribot, New Review of Literature, Rhizome and Or. His work has appeared in journals such as Carolina Quarterly, New American Poetry, Aufgabe, and Slope. He has taught writing and literature at Otis College of Art (Los Angeles) and California College of the Arts (San Francisco). His latest book of poems is The Notebook of False Purgatories (Chax Books 2013). He lives in Portland with his wife and daughter.
Maryrose Larkin lives in Portland, where she works as a freelance researcher. She is the author of Inverse (nine muses books, 2006), Whimsy Daybook 2007 (FLASH+CARD, 2006), The Book of Ocean (i.e. press, 2007), DARC (FLASH+CARD, 2009), The name of this intersection is frost (Shearsman Books, 2010), Marrowing (Airfoil, 2010) and The Identification of Ghosts (Chax, 2013). Maryrose was a founder of Spare Room, a Portland-based writing collective, and is co-editor, with Sarah Mangold, of FLASH+CARD, a chapbook and ephemera poetry press. Maryrose received her MFA from Bard College’s Milton Avery Graduate School of Art. She keeps her friends close and her muses closer.