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Featured Poet

Anne Jennings Paris

Anne Jennings Paris is a writer and visual artist whose work focuses on the intersection of American popular culture and natural history. Anne is a two-time recipient of an Academy of American Poets Prize. Her poetry has appeared in Zyzzyva, The Cimarron Review, and the Pomona Valley Review. Her nonfiction has appeared in Northwest Palate Magazine, On the Page Magazine, and Shadow Boxing: the Art and Craft of Nonfiction. Anne was excited to present her new collection of poetry, Killing George Washington, at Wordstock 2009, because the book features several historic figures with ties to the Portland area. Anne is originally from Gainesville, Florida. She is a graduate of Wesleyan University and received her MFA in Creative Writing from San Jose State University. Anne lives with her family in Oregon City, Oregon, where she teaches art and creative writing.

poems by Anne Jennings Paris

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Recognizing the need for poetry in our lives, the Oregon Poetic Voices Project (OPV) is a comprehensive digital archive of poetry readings that will complement existing print collections of poetry across the state.

"We each carry lines of poetry with us. Words that others have written float back to us and stay with us, indelibly. We clutch these "life lines" like totems, repeat them as mantras, and summon them for comfort and laughter."

-Academy of American Poets