Duane Poncy and Patricia J. McLean will present a program on the “State of Poetry, Publication and Activism” at the Seascape Poetry Festival in Lincoln City.
The couple, founders of Elohi Gadugi Journal and The Habit of Rainy Nights Press in Portland, are activists for peace and justice and the editors of Raising Our Voices: An Anthology of Oregon Poets Against the War, honored as one of the 150 most important books of poetry in Oregon.
Poncy is a life-long activist, writer, and advocacy journalist, with numerous peace, justice, environmental, union, and feminist publications.
During the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, he was a member of Roadside Bomb, a guerrilla anti-war poetry collective in Portland. He is an enrolled citizen of the Cherokee Nation and his writing often contains Native American characters and themes. He is currently writing a trilogy of speculative fiction novels.
McLean is the co-author, with Poncy, of Bartlett House, A Will Adelhardt/Lucy Hidalgo Mystery. She works in the social services in Portland and provides assistance to those in need, especially the homeless.
Seascape will be held at the Congregational Church, 1760 NW 25th Street, in Lincoln City. For information on the festival schedule phone Opening Door at 541-921-1395 or 503-392-3717 or email Lincoln City Congregational Church firstname.lastname@example.org or Ken McCormack email@example.com.
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