Quinton Hallett is the author of three chapbooks, editor/publisher of Fern Rock Falls Press, and her work has appeared in numerous journals, online, and in anthologies including: Windfall, Thresholds, Jefferson Monthly, Tiger's Eye, Collecting Life: Poets on Objects Known and Imgained, Original Weather, New Verse News, La Fovea, The Medulla Review. She has won state and national awards and received residencies from Caldera Soapstone. Active in the Oregon Poetry Association, she has chaired the Eugene-Springfield Chapter and served on the Board. Through OPA, Quinton coordinated a reading series in Springfield and arranges Spring poet visits to Crow High School in Eugene. She is originally from Long Island, New York, and lived on both coasts and in the midwest before moving to Noti, near Eugene, in 1988. Before she turned full time to poetry, Quinton was an art administrator. She organized exhibitions for the Smithsonian Institution Travelling Exhibition Service, and she was Assistant Director of the Armand Hammer Foundation in Los Angeles. Her chapbook, Refuge from Flux, was released by Finishing Line Press in January, 2010.
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