Jim Shugrue has published three chapbooks: Floating Verses; Small Things Screaming (a finalist for the Oregon Book Award); and Icewater, as well as Cards and Letters, a book of poetry and images in collaboration with artist Paul Schaap. His poems have been widely published, and he received an Open Voice Award from the West Side Y in New York as well as a fellowship from the Oregon Arts Commission. He was a co-founder and editor of the poetry journal Hubbub from 1983 through 2020.
Vern Rutsala (1934–2014)
Vern Rutsala’s poetry is an expression of Oregon and the West. His people are restless, and their journeys are often eastward for recovery, rather than westward for discovery. The language of his poetry is guided by his Irish and Finnish heritage and the cadences of small-town speech—allied to …