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Literary Arts

Portland author Michael Heald

Portland author Michael Heald

January 2, 2017 / Literary Arts

In this month’s literary arts section, Michael Heald, owner of Perfect Day Publishing and author of “Goodbye to the Nervous Apprehension,” discusses what it takes to run an independent press, how to curate a novel, and his writing as an essayist and a journalist.

Portland writer Kait Heacock

Portland writer Kait Heacock

November 30, 2016 / Literary Arts

In this month’s literary arts interview, writer Kait Heacock discusses her acute examinations of family in her new short story collection, admiring Raymond Carver, and aiming to make a mark in Pacific Northwest literature.

Portland Author Casey Jarman

Portland Author Casey Jarman

November 2, 2016 / Literary Arts

In November’s literary arts profile, we talk to Casey Jarman, the author of “Death: An Oral History.” In his new book, Jarman explores our cultural anxiety about death, how it clashes with capitalism and what renowned writers and thinkers told him about the ultimate existential subject.

Portland writer Martha Grover

Portland writer Martha Grover

October 3, 2016 / Literary Arts

A keen observer of Portland life, writer Martha Grover discusses her new book “The End of My Career” and her deep love for Sandy River in this month’s literary arts profile.

Author Gina Ochsner

Author Gina Ochsner

September 2, 2016 / Literary Arts

In this month’s Literary Arts profile, we talk to Oregon writer Gina Ochsner. Her new novel, The Hidden Letters of Velta B., weaves an intricate and multi-generational tapestry of Latvian history, folklore and magic.

Alexis M. Smith

Alexis M. Smith

August 2, 2016 / Literary Arts

This month’s literary arts profile spotlight Alexis M. Smith. We talk to the Portland author about her new novel “Marrow Island,” the beauty of Puget Sound and the importance of small presses.

Author Joe Kurmaskie

Author Joe Kurmaskie

July 5, 2016 / Literary Arts

Joe Kurmaskie is many things, The Metal Cowboy, a proud Portlander and the author of “A Guide to Falling Down in Public.” Read his interview in July’s Literary Arts feature.

Oregon author Tim Hicks

Oregon author Tim Hicks

June 9, 2016 / Literary Arts

This month in our literary arts section, an interview with Tim Hicks on his new novel “Last Stop Before Tomorrow,” its Prometheus anchor and climate change.

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