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Join CALYX Poets on 4/23, 7 p.m. @ Imagine Coffee in Corvallis, OR!

Amy MacLennanCALYX, Inc. is hosting a poetry reading, The Poetry is Political (TPIP), tomorrow in honor of National Poetry Month. It will feature poets who share an interest in poetry as a form of personal politics. This is the last of our featured readers, and we hope you’ve enjoyed getting to know our poets.

We have featured some of our event’s readers this past week and have one more before the event. Meet our fourth featured reader, Amy MacLennan, and watch for the last featured poet tomorrow!

Amy MacLennan has been published in Hayden’s Ferry Review, River Styx, Linebreak, Cimarron Review, Elohi Gadugi, Cloudbank, Windfall, The Oregonian, and Rattle. Her chapbook, The Fragile Day, was released from Spire Press in 2011, and her chapbook, Weathering, was published by Uttered Chaos Press in 2012. Her book, The Body, A Tree will be published by MoonPath Press in January, 2016. Amy is an editor for Cascadia Review and The Cortland Review. She lives in Ashland, Oregon.


Why do you think poetry is political? 

Poetry is political when it addresses societal views and judgments. A poem can be obvious or subtle. I always look for metaphors that speak for the needs of others.

-Amy MacLennan