Member News: Book Launch & Submission Opportunity

The Milwaukie Poetry Series and The Poetry Box present a reading to celebrate the 8th issue of The Poeming Pigeon: SPORTS on Saturday, May 4th at 2:00 at The Pond House (2215 SE Harrison Street, Milwaukie OR).

Featured readers include Brittney Corrigan, Sharon Wood Wortman, Kris Demien, Penelope Scambly Schott, Margaret Chula, Toni Partington, Joshua Plack, Vivienne Popperl, Donna Prinzmetal, Barbara A. Meier, Hanna Jane Weber, Joy McDowell, Devon Balwit, Linda Neal Reising, and Shawn Aveningo-Sanders. Everyone is welcome to join in the celebration.

About the Book:
Dive into this sports-themed collection and you’ll quickly become a fan, as our poets from around the globe relive their glory days and share their love of the game.

Whether you’re a competitive athlete, a dedicated amateur, or an armchair quarterback, we invite you to the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat—it’s all here on these pages.

On your mark, get set. Go!

More details and ordering information can be found at


Contributing poets from around the globe include:
Alan Catlin • Alan Robert Proctor • Amie Sharp • Amy Miller • Anne Harding Woodworth • Barbara A Meier • Bill Cushing • Bill Frayer • Brigitte Goetze • Brittney Corrigan • Carolyn Dahl • Carolyn Martin • Charles Halsted • Christopher Scribner • Claire J. Baker • D.R. James • David E. Matthews • Devon Balwit • Diane Averill • Diane de Echeandia • Don Thompson • Donna Prinzmetal • Dwayne Brenna • Emily Waters Shearer • Eric Forsbergh • Gina Forberg • Gretchen Fletcher • Hannah Jane Weber • Jacob Miller • Jamie Brian • Jan Haag • Jeffrey Hantover • John Herold • Joseph Ridgway • Joshua Plack • Joy McDowell • Judith Terzi • Karen Poppy • Karla Linn Merrifield • Kris Demien • Linda Neal Reising • Livia Meneghin • M.G. Stephens • Marc Meierkort • Margaret Chula • Margaret DeRitter • Margaret R. Sáraco • Margaret Van Every • Marjorie Moorhead • Matthew Harrison • Michael Estabrook • Michael Fedo • Naila Claudia Schulte • Neil Creighton • Nils Nelson • Patrick Swaney • Paul Glenn • Penelope Scambly Schott • Peter M. Gordon • Phyllis Wax • Ralph La Rosa • Rick Kempa • Robert Beveridge • Robert Walton • Roger Sippl • Ron L. Dowell • Scott F. Parker • Scott M. Bade • Sharon Wood Wortman • Stephen McGuinness • Stuart Forrest • Stuart Gunter • Toni Partington • Tony Gloeggler • Tricia Knoll • Victoria Stefani • Vivienne Popper


Our next issue of The Poeming Pigeon will be inspired by the cosmos. From learning how to locate the Little Dipper to standing awe-struck under the Milky Way, humans have been asking: What’s out there in the great beyond? Could we survive on Mars? What is dark matter? Are wormholes the secret to time travel? Our curiosity is as vast as the universe itself.

Send us your best stargazing poems exploring the great beyond, string theory and black holes. Make a case for Pluto–planet or not planet? This theme is yours to take to the outer limits.

We invite poets to submit up to 3 poems during April 15 thru June 15.

The Cosmos issue is scheduled for release in Winter 2019/20. Every contributor receives a free copy of the book. We look forward to reading your poems. Find out more.