Featured Poet

Willa Schneberg

Willa Schneberg has authored three poetry collections. Alice James Books published her first book. Willa received the Oregon Book Award In Poetry for her second, In The Margins of The World. Storytelling In Cambodia is her most recent volume. Among the journals in which Willa’s poems have appeared are: American Poetry Review, Salmagundi, Women’s Review of Books and Poet Lore. She has poems in two recently published anthologies I Go To The Ruined Place: Contemporary Poems in Defense of Global Human Rights, and Knocking at the Door: Approaching the Other, and poems forthcoming in Before We Have Nowhere To Stand Israel/Palestine: Poets Respond to the Struggle. Willa has read at the Library of Congress, a poem was featured on "The Writer’s Almanac" with Garrison Keillor, and she has been a fellow at Yaddo and MacDowell. Willa is a social worker in private practice and also a visual artist. In 2012, her exhibit “The Books of Esther” will be displayed at the Oregon Jewish Museum. For more information, see Willa’s website at threewayconversation.org


poems by Willa Schneberg

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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