Judy Montgomery and Carol Barrett read select original poems.
Judith H. Montgomery lives in Bend, where she writes and loves to teach poetry workshops. Her poems appear in the Bellingham Review, Measure, and Prairie Schooner, among other journals, as well as in many anthologies. Her chapbook, Passion, received the 2000 Oregon Book Award for Poetry; the full-length Red Jess appeared in 2006; Pulse & Constellation (2007), a finalist for the Finishing Line Poetry Prize, followed. She enjoys judging poetry competitions, and was the first Writer-in-Residence at Central Oregon Community College. Her fourth collection of poetry, Litany for Wound and Bloom, was published this summer by Uttered Chaos Press.
Carol Barrett holds doctorates in both Clinical Psychology and Creative Writing. She teaches in the Humanities and Culture program at Union Institute & University, and in the Creativity Studies program at Saybrook University. She has also taught poetry at C.O.C.C. Carol's poems have appeared in JAMA, Poetry Northwest, Nimrod, and other venues. Her scholarship has been published in seven fields. Carol's book Calling in the Bones (2005) won the Snyder Prize from Ashland Poetry Press, and the chapbook Drawing Lessons (2002) was first runner-up at Finishing Line Press. Pansies, a collection of creative nonfiction vignettes about the Apostolic Lutheran community, will be out this fall from Sonder Press.