News & Updates

Exciting news! We here at Left Fork have worked with the Southern Oregon Guild of Artists & Artisans to put together a full weekend celebrating words and art and words IN art. On Saturday, Sept 17, there will be a poetry workshop with award-winning poet Michael Spring (2pm). Michael's numerous honors include the Turtle Island Poetry Award, a fellowship from DISQUIET,

Sorry there hasn't been much in the way of Left Fork news lately, but a few notes for you: First, some exciting news: Michael Spring, whose collection Ravenwood was published by Left Fork last year, has won a fellowship from Disquiet. As one of the Disquiet Literary Prize winners, he will receive free airfare, accommodation, and tuition for the 2016 Disquiet program in

Exciting news! This year this humble upstart of a press was selected by Turtle Island Quarterly to publish the winners of their chapbook contests, Sara Backer's collection Bicycle Lotus, winner of the Turtle Island Poetry Award, and Judith Arcana's Here From Somewhere Else, winner of the Editor's Choice Chapbook Award. Over the past few weeks, I've been working with the winners to finalize their books--covers, interiors,

It's now been a few years since I had the idea for a local press in the Illinois Valley. My idea was publishing a literary journal of art, poetry, and prose for SW OR; helping local people get their books out; creating works celebrating the region; and also putting together literary events for the region. I think I nabbed the Facebook