Deschutes Public Library News
Second Sunday Welcomes Poets Diane Holland and Dianne Stepp
Posted By: Lisa McGean
Date Posted: 6/26/2007
Join Oregon poets Diane Holland and Dianne Stepp as they read from their work at the monthly Second Sunday program in the Brooks Room at the Bend Public Library. This month's celebration of the written word will take place Sunday, July 8th, at 3:00 p.m. An open mic will follow the guest readers.
Diane Holland is a painter/printmaker as well as a poet whose first chapbook, "The Hand Stayed From Its Desire" was selected by John Poch, editor of "32Poems", for the 2006 Predator Press chapbook prize and was nominated by Eleanor Wilner for a Pushcart Prize. Some of her recent work has also appeared in the "Lumina" where the poem "How It Happens" won the 2006 poetry contest, and in "Gulf Stream Review" where the poem "Of a Certain Age" won the 2005 poetry contest. She was also a finalist for the 2004 Ruth Stone Prize.
Dianne Stepp's poems have appeared in journals and anthologies, including "Willow Springs", "Calyx", "The Clackamas Literary Review", "The Sonora Review", "Portland Lights", and "Regrets Only". She is the author of a chapbook of poems, "Half-Moon Clay." A long-time therapist, she specializes in couple's counseling in Portland, Oregon.
This program is free and open to the public. For more information, please call 312-1034.