Refugia… A little new book of poems!

I’m proud to announce that my newest collection of poems, Refugia, has been published by Persian Pony Press of Portland, Oregon!

(With the supple and fantastic calligraphy cover art of Patrick Barber at BlackLetterHeart!)

It is a rare thing to run across a collection of poems that lands in exquisite equipoise between that which is said and that which is silent.  The spaces between sing, whisper, weep. They declaim love for the imperfect and the impermanent.  To experience Kristin Berger’s Refugia is to skip stones across a frozen river, is to lay one’s ear against the groaning ice.

―Wendy Willis, author of A Long Late Pledge

More about REFUGIA, and to purchase your signed copy, please click here.

And for the Book Release Party, and other readings, please click here.

Hope to share some poetry with you, one fine day soon!

~Kristin

Poets from Portland & Beyond at the Market!

Announcing our 2018 Season – 12 Poets from Portland & Beyond!

We are so excited to bring you three mornings of poetry this summer, at the Lents International Farmers Market in SE Portland – Sundays at 9:30-10:15, July 1, Aug 5 and Sept 9.

July 1

Ann Tweedy

Endi Bogue Hartigan

Dave Jareki

Marc Olmsted

Ann Tweedy

Aug. 5 (Lents Street Fair!)

Judith Arcana

Tim Boisvert

Darlene Págan

Tim Whitsel

Sept. 9

Amanda Hollander

Stephen Fowler

Tom Richards

Carey Taylor

The Lents International Farmers Market Poetry Series began with a chance meeting in the forests of Oregon’s Coast Range. Meredith Stewart and I connected immediately over a communal fire and Peruvian stew – both Lents residents, poets, women who biked (!), who had a love for our little rugged, urban neighborhood. We wanted to have a venue for emerging poets in Outer Southeast Portland, a place that is often overlooked for its past history of crime and poverty, but an area that is rich in culture and down-to-earth-people. So we took poetry to the Lents International Market, where we knew many diverse paths would cross.

Since 2012, (every year except for 2015), we have featured over 30 emerging and established poets share their work amidst the hustle and unpredictable bustle of a Sunday morning farmer’s market. The result has been poignant harvests of words and new friends. 

You can connect with us on Facebook, where we feature a poem a week from one of our readers, and share local poetry & art news from the community. 

See you at the market!

Kristin & Meredith

 

Another Read Through Poetry Reading, June 28

I’ll be reading this summer, June 28 at Another Read Through (one of Portland’s indie bookstore gems), at 7pm, with Seattle-poet Ann Tweedy and Scot Siegel. 

Please join us and support your poets, and the booksellers that support them!

Another Read Through

3932 N Mississippi Ave

Portland, OR 97227