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Scarecrow Oracle at Auntie’s

Korrektiv Press poet Mark Anderson at Auntie’s Books in Spokane, Washington, along with fellow authors Karen Mobley and Shawn Vestal.

Mark and other Spokane-area writers were on hand at Auntie’s to promote Small Business Saturday.

Don’t Know Nothing but Rolling

sunrise yang

Volume 2 of Sunrise Hexagrams is now available where fine books are sold.

excerpt from sunrise yang

sunrise yin

Volume 1 of Sunrise Hexagrams is now available where fine books are sold.

excerpt from sunrise yin

sunrise yin & yang

Coming soon from Korrektiv Press, a two-volume set of poems and pictures chronicling a year of rising with the sun — by Jonathan Potter

Poetry Workshop with Mark Anderson

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2022, 2:30 PM – 4 PM

Boots Bakery & Lounge, 24 W. Main St., Spokane, Washington

Come write with former Spokane Poet Laureate Mark Anderson. 

Has writer’s block got you down? Have you been plagued by a case of immobile pen since you graduated an MFA ten years ago? Want to write your first poem and you don’t know how? In this drop-in and beginner-friendly workshop series we will be reading great poems and launching into generative writing prompts. It’s important to me that participants will leave having discovered great poems and fresh perspectives on poetry, and having looked at how we can incorporate small bits of meaning into our own writing practices. This is a space for exploration, and for treating each piece of writing like a new adventure. $25 suggested (pay whatever is feasible and sustainable for you)

Mark Anderson in the Spokesman-Review

One of the central difficulties … was trying to create a cohesive sense of self within the manuscript. And I think I learned a lot about where the center of my writing has been. I learned how to tie together some of the disparate versions of myself that have occurred on the page.

https://www.spokesman.com/stories/2022/jun/26/former-spokane-poet-laureate-mark-anderson-release/

Scarecrow Oracle in the Inlander

After more than a decade as a luminous leader in Spokane’s poetry scene, Mark Anderson is celebrating the release of his debut collection, Scarecrow Oracle. The former Spokane Poet Laureate (2017-19), also founder of the weekly Broken Mic series and a frequent publisher of poetry in local anthologies and publications (including the Inlander), has compiled several dozen poems composed in recent years into the 86-page collection. Anderson’s rhythmic, reflective compositions take root in childhood memories, yearnings for love and remembrance, our instinctual fear of death and loss, and wonder at how a single fleeting moment can trigger emotions that rattle us to the core.

Chey Scott

Scarecrow Oracle June 4 Release Party