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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I, Poet

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.