Featured Poet

Kasey Silem Mohammed

K. Silem Mohammad is the author of several books of poetry, including Deer Head Nation (Tougher Disguises, 2003), A Thousand Devils (Combo Books, 2004), Breathalyzer (Edge Books, 2008), The Front (Roof Books, 2009), and Monsters (forthcoming, Edge Books).  In his current project, The Sonnagrams, Mohammad anagrammatizes Shakespeare's Sonnets into all-new English sonnets in iambic pentameter.  He is also a co-editor of the forthcoming Flarf: An Anthology of Flarf, the editor of the poetry magazine Abraham Lincoln, and the faculty editor of West Wind Review.  He is an associate professor in the English & Writing program at Southern Oregon University.

poems by Kasey Silem Mohammed

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Recognizing the need for poetry in our lives, the Oregon Poetic Voices Project (OPV) has begun to create 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