Portfolio – Selected Items

Abbreviated Writing & Performance Portfolio of Naomi Fast:

Awards:
– Pushcart Prize Nomination for Kajiji Fires
– Laurels Graduate Tuition Remission Award, Portland State University
– Shelley Reece Poetry Award
– Academy of American Poets Prize

Book: Portland Light: Post-Industrial City Poems & Photography, a collection of “lite” poetry & “dark” (black & white) photography. *Available print-on-demand at CreateSpace

Links To A Few Publications in Which My Poetry Can Be Found:
Ghost Town Poetry anthology
Dogwood
VoiceCatcher
Tupelo Press’s Million Line Poem
Empty Shoes anthology

Other Writing & Collaborations:
Victoria Haiboniuk video, based on my poem “Birdsongs in Traffic” March 2017
Joyride Podcast, discussing Pedal by Pedal zine by Julie Brooks (with mention of my essay, “To Find a Bra to Bike in” about 15 minutes in) February, 2017. More of Cat Caperello’s Joyride Podcast episodes here
– “To Find A Bra To Bike In,” published in Pedal by Pedal, Volume 1, (2017)
– BikePortland.org guest articles, starting with my January 2017 “Dispatch from Beaverton.” Arrangement, publication notes/edits & headlines by BikePortland.org Publisher/Editor Jonathan Maus, two time winner of “Best Local Blog.”

Selection of Past Readings & Appearances:
Ghost Town Poetry Open Mic Featuring Naomi Fast, October 2016 (my poem ‘Eclipse’ included at link)
– Beaverton Library Author Fair, May 21, 2016
– First Friday on Broadway, Beaverton street fair, September 2015
– Northwest Multnomah County Library Reading – January 2012
Niche Wine & Art Reading with poet & host Christopher Luna – May 2011
KBOO Reading – January 2011
– Wordstock – October 2010
– St. Johns Booksellers reading – May 2010
– Fertile Ground public play reading – January 2010
– VoiceCatcher book release reading – November 2009
– Lloyd Center Barnes and Nobles – October 2009

Selected Photographs:
https://www.flickr.com – Naomi Fast

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