Adrienne Veronese was born in Portland, Oregon, and calls the Pacific Northwest home. She apprenticed at Boston’s Stone Soup Poetry at seventeen, and at nineteen was teaching the graduate poetry workshop under University of Oregon’s poet in residence, John Haislip. While attending Antioch University in Seattle, she headlined at the first Bumbershoot Festival to feature poets local to the Pacific Northwest. Her poetry and essays have been published in a wide variety of literary journals, broadsides, chapbooks and anthologies. She has published three novels and a picture book with poetic insights about the plight of drunken shopping carts. Currently, she maintains a poetry blog while producing a popular fiction podcast.
Adrienne’s Recent Posts:
The Smiles of the Bathers The smiles of the bathers fade as they leave the water,And the lover feels sadness fall as it ends, as he leaves his love.The scholar, closing his book as the midnight clock strikes, is hollowand old:The pilot’s relief on landing is no release.These perfect and private things, walling us in,Continue reading “Meditation on Hope vs Faith”
Whenever someone says to me, “Oh, so you like to write poetry; I had an aunt who liked to write poems,” I know they have no idea what it is to be a poet. A poet is not someone who likes to write poems. A poet is driven to write. Poetry is the outcome ofContinue reading “On Being a Poet”
indians lived in those cavesout behind the farmhouse,their artifacts trickle outwith each new generationexploring the cool dark,carrying big sticks &fierce imaginationson their bear hunts timid beasts,those black bears,bold only for the brief runof salmon berrydown along the creek one winter the snow meltedand then froze again,leaving a face on the sideof the cliff.was it aContinue reading “The Hills Had Caves”
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