I, Poet is Sharon Doubiago’s passionate, self-questioning sequence of poems about (and evolving into the saga of) friends, family, ancestors, lovers, and haters—now available from Omerta Publications.
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by Sharon Doubiago
(Omerta Publications, 2016) 29 pages
Sharon Doubiago’s memoir, My Father’s Love: Portrait of the Poet as a Young Woman, Volume 1 (Wild Ocean Press, 2009), was a finalist in the Northern California Book Awards in Creative Nonfiction, 2010. My Father’s Love: Portrait of the Poet as a Woman, Volume 2, was published in 2011. Love on the Streets: Selected and New Poems (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2008) received the Glenna Luschei Distinguished Poet Award and was a finalist in the Paterson New Jersey Poetry Prize. She has written two dozen books of poetry and prose, most notably the epic poem Hard Country (West End Press, 1982; 1999); Psyche Drives The Coast (Empty Bowl Press, 1990), for which she holds the Oregon Book Award for Poetry; the book-length poem South America Mi Hija (University of Pittsburgh Press, 1992), which was nominated twice for the National Book Award; and the story collections El Niño (Lost Roads Press, 1989) and The Book of Seeing With One’s Own Eyes (Graywolf Press, 1988), which was selected to the Oregon Culture Heritage list: Literary Oregon, 100 Books, 1800-2000. She holds three Pushcart Prizes for poetry and fiction, two Oregon Institute of Literary Art Fellowships, and a California Arts Council Award. She’s published over a hundred essays—from the personal and creative to the scholarly. Her new collection of memoir stories, Why She Loved Him, is circulating, as is her latest poetry collection, Naked To The Earth. Wild Ocean Press has just published (April 2015) The Visit, a 100-page poem about a Native American (Canadian) friend in Twin River Correctional Institute. She is a board member of PEN Oakland.