Portland Poets Maryrose Larkin & Allison Cobb
Maryrose Larkin lives in Portland, Oregon, where she works as a freelance researcher. She is the author of Inverse (nine muses books,2006), Whimsy Daybook 2007 (FLASH+CARD, 2006), THE BOOK OF OCEAN (i.e. press, 2007), DARC (FLASH+CARD, 2009), and THE NAME OF THIS INTERSECTION IS FROST (Shearsman, 2010). Maryrose is one of the organizers of Spare Room, a Portland-based writing collective, and is co-editor, with Sarah Mangold, of FLASH+CARD, a chapbook and ephemera poetry press.
Allison Cobb is the author of Born2 (Chax Press, 2004) about her hometown of Los Alamos, New Mexico, and Green-Wood (Factory School, 2010) about a famous nineteenth-century cemetery in Brooklyn, New York. The New York Times called Green-Wood "a gorgeous, subtle, idiosyncratic gem." Cobb’s work combines history, nonfiction narrative and poetry to address issues of landscape, politics, and ecology.