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Ravenwood

July 8, 2015

 

Selected works from award-winning poet Michael Spring correspond with the watercolor paintings of Deborah Ann Dawson.

 

About the Author – Michael Spring has won several awards and distinctions, including the 2013 Turtle Island Poetry Award for his chapbook Blue Wolf; Honorable Mention in the 2012 Eric Hoffer Book Award, for his third book Root of Lightning; and the 2004 Robert Graves Award. In 2014, he was an Artist-in-Residence for the Oregon Caves National Monument. Michael is a natural builder, martial arts instructor, and poetry editor for The Pedestal Magazine.

 

About the Artist – Deborah Ann Dawson grew up in Oregon’s Rogue Valley and majored in Art at what is now Southern Oregon University. In 1978, she was the first woman to receive the Outstanding Senior of the Art Department Award. For three years, Deborah was an Artist in Residence for the Southern Oregon Arts Council, teaching drawing and watercolors to thousands of elementary school children. Learn more at deborahanndawson.com.

Michael Spring

Michael is a martial arts instructor and poet. He’s won several awards and distinctions for his poetry, including a Luso-American Fellowship from DISQUIET International; the 2016 Centennial Artist of the Oregon Caves National Monument & Preserve; the 2013 Turtle Island Poetry Award for his chapbook Blue Wolf; Honorable Mention in the 2012 Eric Hoffer Book Award for Root of Lightning; and the 2004 Robert Graves Award. He is also a poetry editor for The Pedestal Magazine. He lives on a mountainside in O’Brien, Oregon.