Literary Arts

Hajara Quinn

An editor with Octopus Books; her first book Coolth was published in 2018.

Felicity Fenton Self Portrait
Felicity Fenton

For a 30 page chapbook, User Not Found contains so many snippets of wisdom on taking on the compulsion to keep up appearances online.

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Portland writer and broadcaster Jim Newman

In this month’s literary arts profile, we talk to Portland author Jim Newman about how his work as a television journalist on WCCO-TV and OPB informs his satirical novels.

Portland writer Kait Heacock

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 writer Martha Grover

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

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

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.

Oregon author Tim Hicks

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.

Portland Writer Peter Rock

Read our interview with Portland writer Peter Rock about his forthcoming YA novel, “Klickitat.”

Portland Writer Monica Drake

“The first short story in ‘The Folly of Loving Life’ begins with a lover’s note from the narrator pleading for forgiveness after throwing her boyfriend’s favorite shirt in a free box on the curb and trying to throw his sneakers up on the powerlines.”