Poetry Reading by Authors Penelope Scambly Schott & Bill Siverly
Penelope Scambly Schott is the author of a novel, eight full-length poetry books, and five previous chapbooks. Her verse biography A is for Anne: Mistress Hutchinson Disturbs the Commonwealth won an Oregon Book Award for Poetry. Her most recent book Crow Mercies received the Sarah Lantz Memorial Prize. Besides her new chapbook from Windfall Press, Lovesong for Dufur, she has a new book called Lillie Was a Goddess, Lillie Was a Whore. Penelope lives with her husband in Portland – although she and her dog spend part of each week in Dufur. She teaches an annual poetry workshop at the Balch Hotel in Dufur.
Bill Siverly was born and grew up in Lewiston, Idaho, and he has lived in Portland since 1972. He taught Native American and world literatures,composition, and creative writing at Portland Community College for twenty-five years. Bill has published four books of poems, including Clearwater Way from Traprock Books in 2009. Since 2002 he has been co-editor with Michael McDowell of Windfall: A Journal of Poetry of Place, which features poetry of the Pacific Northwest and appears twice yearly on the equinoxes.