Random Poetry Love Notes

A newsletter with inspiration and insights about the connections and purpose of everyday life.


Her poems have been called “stunning” and “remarkable.”

In 2017/18, Peggy Perdue was an Atheneum Fellow in poetry at the Attic Institute of Arts and Letters in Portland. Her poem “How to Do Anything Better” was published in Abandoned Mine and selected for its anthology, 43 Poems for People Who Don’t Read Poetry.

Trained as a journalist, Perdue has worked for Willamette Week, Portland Monthly, Bitch Media, Portland Tribune, Chattanooga Times–Free Press, and more. She is also in the beginning stages of writing a series of profiles, which you can read about here.


Broadway Books

1714 NE Broadway, Portland, Ore.

May 30

6:00 PM

Rose City Book Pub

1329 NE Fremont, Portland, Ore.

October 23


Poetics Corvallis at Interzone

1563 NW Monroe, Corvallis, Ore.

December 1

7:30 PM


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