This chapter of The Talking Earth features local writers Crystal Willer, Katharine Salzmann and David Hedges. Hosted by dan raphael, who'll read a couple poems by other folks.
Crystal Willer's poems have appeared in the Spoon River Poetry Review, Territory, West Branch Wired, The Columbia Poetry Review, and elsewhere. She has an MFA from Washington University in St. Louis and an MLIS from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She currently lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband and daughter, and works as an archivist at Lewis & Clark College.
Katharine Salzmann is a poet and massage therapist living in Portland. She has two poetry chapbooks published by persian pony press: Hemopoiesis, 1995, and Prayer Ceremony, 2005 and poems scattered in print and on line journals.
David Hedges’ book "Prospects of Life After Birth: Memoir in Poetry and Prose," appeared in 2019, followed by his novel, “The Changer,” in 2021. A full-length poetry collection is forthcoming in 2024. He is past president of the Oregon Poetry Association and serves on the Oregon Cultural Heritage Commission. David received the Stewart H. Holbrook Literary Legacy Award from Literary Arts in 2003.