This past Sunday, CALYX celebrated 34 years of publishing at Airlie Winery in Monmouth, Oregon. We enjoyed a great reading from poet Donna Henderson (published in CALYX Books anthology A Fierce Brightness) while tasting each and every darn delicious wine from Airlie Winery (the reisling was just perfect for the hot, sunny day). Winery owner Mary Olson was kind enough to donate a portion of all wine sales to CALYX to support women’s art and literature. Although my pasty shoulders didn’t escape a sunburn, I sure had fun.
For those of you who couldn’t make it, it’s not too late to support CALYX. I suggest that you donate online, buy yourself a nice bottle of wine, and settle down with a book of poems in the sun. Cheers!