More Truly, More Strange

An Anthology of Poetry In Augmented Reality, edited by Ger Killeen

About The Poets

Adrienne Asher

was born in San Francisco, California. Her college studies focused on Creative Writing and Fine Arts. Many of her poems explore ways of finding what female agency and power look like personally, in mythology, and in history. She writes about how to love what perishes, and how our lives resemble and differ from animals, insects, and other cousins. Her work has appeared in publications including Bellingham Review and The Laurel Review. She lives in the Pacific Northwest with her musician partner, a Maine Coon cat, and nine miles of books.

Brittney Corrigan

was raised in Colorado but has called Portland, Oregon her home since 1990. She holds a degree from Reed College, where she is also employed. Brittney’s poems have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies, and she is the author of the collection Navigation (The Habit of Rainy Nights Press) and the chapbook 40 Weeks (Finishing Line Press). For more information, visit Brittney’s website:

Jennifer Dawson

is the author of Vagaries (2018), a self-released collection of poetry and prose. She is a Portland, Oregon native. She has previously done work in film, and was an interviewer, writer, and the copy editor for About Face Magazine for three years. Recent work has appeared in Eratio

Braeden Dillenbeck

is a woodland mischief maker and hypnotist living in Oregon.

Simeon Dreyfuss

is a writer and independent interdisciplinary scholar. He was on the faculty of Marylhurst University for 23 years and now is an adjunct professor at Tillamook Bay Community College. His essays, stories, poems, scholarly articles, and journalistic publications have appeared widely. He is currently coeditor of "Issues in Interdisciplinary Studies."

Sophia Irene Farrier

is a native Portland, Oregoner who is employed in keeping her head on straight, watching birds, and trying to get outdoors as much as she can. She moonlights during the day as a Speech-Language Pathologist in her ongoing search to help people be a better them with the limited skills she has.

Karen Gelbard

is The Oregon Weaver. Unique Designs from the Pacific Northwest.

Anne Jobbe Hall

is a retired librarian and museum director who happily resides on the central Oregon coast. She is currently writing a metaphysical fiction series about Atlantis, inspired by Edgar Cayce’s past-life readings and her own philosophical exploration of Being.

Steven B. Katz

is Pearce Professor Emeritus of Professional Communication, and Professor Emeritus of English, at Clemson University. He has published several scholarly/poetic books, articles on scientific and technical communication, and poems in journals in a number of disciplines as well as media, most recently in enculturation.

Ger Killeen

is a poet, recovering academic, digital artist, and Snapchat Official Lens Creator.

Lady Cù

says of herself: "I grew up in the Strathbogie Ranges, Victoria, Australia on a 130 acre block partially cleared but with significant bushland inhabited by a range of indigenous wildlife. My parents raised me to respect the land and all that inhabit it, they were open to the mysteries of the natural world and taught me to read and interpret actions of animals, birds, trees and plants. I now live on 1.5 acres with my husband and four dogs; we are surrounded by indigenous birds and animals with many beautiful trees. I work as an operating room nurse and my home is my sanctuary."

Annalisse Mayer (pseudonym)

writes novels with characters on the autism spectrum. She also blogs about various topics, including 12 step programs. She rarely ventures into poetry, but does so occasionally.

Patricia J. McLean

is a poet and novelist living in Portland, OR. McLean co-hosted the popular poetry series, Readings at Milepost 5 for five years. She is co-author with Duane Poncy of the mystery novel, Bartlett House and they have a new novel in progress. Her poetry, short stories, and non-fiction have appeared in various publications including Windfall, The Lake, Panache, Trillium, Continental Drift and The Green Voice. She has two poetry chapbooks: The Smell of God and The Lines of My Palms.

Hilary Mhic Suibhne

is Irish Language Lecturer at New York University, and External Examiner at Vassar College.

Darla Mottram

resides in Oregon (USA). She holds an MFA in creative writing from Portland State University, and is the creator of Gaze, an online literary journal interested in the intersection between seeing and being seen. Her work has been featured online and in print, most recently at Hobart and Muse/A Journal, and is forthcoming at Cosmonauts Avenue.

Carlos Reyes

lives in Portland, Oregon when not traveling. He has been a Yaddo Fellow and in 2007 he was honored with a Heinrich Boll Fellowship at Achill Island, Ireland. Recently he again has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize. He has published eleven volumes of verse, the most recent Two People in the Night by a River (2019. ). He is author of one prose book: The Keys to the Cottage, Stories from the West of Ireland (2015), and translator of Poemas de amor y locura, Poems of Love and Madness (Selected Translations) (2013).

Ralph Salisbury

was Winner of the 2012 Riverteeth Literary Non-Fiction Book Prize for So Far, So Good; winner of a Rockefeller Bellagio Award; and recipient of the 2015 C.S. Wood Lifetime Achievement Award from Oregon Literary Arts, Ralph Salisbury’s three books of short fiction and eleven books of poems evoke his Cherokee-Shawnee-Irish-English-American heritage. Most recent are Oregon Book Award finalist in poetry, Like the Sun in Storm; The Indian Who Bombed Berlin (short fiction), and Light from a Bullet Hole: Poems New and Selected, nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. A former editor-in-chief of Northwest Review and Professor Emeritus of the University of Oregon, he worked for seven years as part of a team translating the works of renowned Sámi poet Nils-Aslak Valkeapä: an effort that led to a Fulbright Research Award and a Summer in Tromsø, Norway. He died in 2017, at age 91.

Beth Sample

is a writer, wandering spinster, and believer of ten impossible things before breakfast. She resides in South Korea.

Jenny Sasser

is a gerontologist, educator, scholar, and activist.

Kate Saunders

is a glass artist and writer whose sculpture has been exhibited most recently at the Guardino Gallery, and whose writing has appeared in Oregon Humanities magazine.

Kathy Stanley

is a writer, artist and educator with a background in ecopsychology and women’s spirituality. Her website is

Kim Stafford

is the founding director of the Northwest Writing Institute, and currently serves as Oregon's poet laureate.

Ingrid Wendt

was born and raised in Aurora, Illinois. Her first book of poems, Moving the House, appeared in BOA Editions' New Poets of America Series. Her next three books won The Oregon Book Award, the Yellowglen Award, and the Editions Prize. Co-editor of the Oregon poetry anthology From Here We Speak, Ingrid has taught at all educational levels, including the MFA program of Antioch, Los Angeles. A widely anthologized poet, her work has been featured on Garrison Keillor’s Writer’s Almanac. A musician by training, her most recent book is Evensong. Poems have recently appeared in About Place, Valparaiso Poetry Review, Calyx, Cirque, The Poeming Pigeon, Claw & Blossom, and Maintenant 13. She lives in Eugene, Oregon and was married, for 48 years, to poet and writer Ralph Salisbury, who died in 2017.

Amie Zimmerman

lives in Portland, Oregon. Her work has been recently published in Sixth Finch, DIAGRAM, West Branch, Salt Hill, and Heavy Feather Review, among others. She has two chapbooks, Oyster (REALITY BEACH) and Compliance (Essay Press), and is an editor for YesYes Books.Website