New Overstreet Book News!

It's January 3, 2011 and there's a new book deal in the Overstreet household! … [Read more...]

Asheville Poetry Review Delivers an Early Christmas Gift

I am blessed in so many ways that Anne Maureen Doe said "Yes" when I proposed about 15 years ago.And I am overjoyed whenever the world confirms what I've known all along: That she is an excellent poet.So I can't help myself: … [Read more...]

Whitest Christmas Ever.

We're snowed in for Christmas.We've canceled our trip to Portland to spend the holiday with my family.We're doubtful that we can get to a local Christmas eve gathering.Our church has canceled all Christmas services.And it's a good thing I got home from Cincinnati, because an icy arctic blast has provoked my friends there to cancel their own Christmas parties.Be safe, everybody. We have everything we need in our own homes and hearts. No need to make that last-minute trip to … [Read more...]

Poetic Justice?

If you've been reading my blog for long, you know I'm a big fan of my wife Anne. I'm also a big fan of her poetry.Apparently I'm not the only one.She was just nominated for a Pushcart Prize. … [Read more...]

So, I’m was reading some great poetry this morning…

I'm enjoying a new feast of poetry. … [Read more...]

A Day of Poetry and Fantasy: Celebrate Anne’s Birthday!

It's Anne's birthday!!If you want to send me an email with birthday wishes for Anne, please do, and I'll pass them along. … [Read more...]

Specials: Cairns and Overstreet Poetry! “Knocked Up.” “All About Adam.” “The Golden Compass.” “Spidey 3.” Helen Mirren. Aronofsky.

Here are a few links I've been saving up this week...Scott Cairns and Anne Overstreet both have poems in the new issue of Relief! Order your copy today!Ross Douthat on Knocked Up and its (surprising?) lack of talk about abortion. (Updated: Even more.) (Oh, and I just discovered his first post on the movie.)Peter Chattaway on Disney's upcoming Adam-and-Eve movie... All About Adam.Peter's also keeping an eye on The Golden Compass's movie hype, and how director Chris Weitz and … [Read more...]

Poet Anne Overstreet Reading Tomorrow Night in Seattle

My favorite poet, Anne Overstreet, will be reading tomorrow night as just one participant in an evening full of art... at The Thread.To convince you that I'm a huge fan of Anne's work, there's this: I married her. So unless I'm hit by a train, I'll be there cheering. … [Read more...]

“Through a Screen Darkly” – An Evening of Celebration and Gratitude

LookingCloser-book-arrives

Last night, Linda Wagner (right) and her husband Larry (taking the picture) joined Anne and me for a late, celebratory dinner at Saltoro in Shoreline, Washington. We were celebrating, as you can see, the arrival of several big boxes of books... copies of Through a Screen Darkly.It was Linda who first approached me at Seattle Pacific University in 1995 to invite me to join a writer's group, and who co-edited an arts magazine with me called The Crossing for several years after that. For all of … [Read more...]

Snow Day at Overstreet Headquarters

Anne wisely decided not to sit back and relax on several inches of snow.But I chose otherwise. … [Read more...]


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