The Studio Series: Poetry Reading and Open Mic

The Studio Series: Poetry Reading and Open Mic will feature Steve Dieffenbacher and Scot Siegel at Stonehenge Studios, 3508 SW Corbett Avenue, Portland 97239 on Sunday, November 11 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. 

Free and open to the public, the Studio Series is held monthly on second Sundays. The Ross Island Café/Grocery is open for light fare before readings. For additional information please contact host and organizer Leah Stenson at
Steve Dieffenbacher’s poem "Emptiness" won the 2010 poetry prize sponsored by Cloudbank magazine of Corvallis, Oregon. Other poems have appeared in regional journals such as the Jefferson Monthly, in anthologies such as What the River Brings: Oregon River Poems, edited by Kathryn Ridall and Deer Drink the Moon, published by Ooligan Press at Portland State University, as well as in several chapbooks. His full-length poetry collection, The Sky Is a Bird of Sorrow was published by Wordcraft of Oregon 2012. Dieffenbacher is an editor at the Mail Tribune in Medford and has won various awards for writing, photography and page design in his more than 35 years as a journalist.
Scot Siegel’s latest book is Thousands Flee California Wildflowers (Salmon Poetry, 2012). His poems appear in the current issues of Nimrod, RAIN, Tule Review, He recently was chosen by US Poet Laureate Philip Levine to receive an Honorable Mention in Nimrod International’s Pablo Neruda Poetry Prize Competition. He works as a town-planning consultant and lives with his wife and two daughters in Lake Oswego.

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