Jay Ponteri directs the undergraduate creative writing program at Marylhurst University and Show: Tell, The Workshop for Teen Writers & Artists. He is the founding editor of both the online literary magazine M Review and HABIT Books. His work has appeared in Tin House, Puerto Del Sol, Seattle Review and “Listen to This,” was chosen as a Notable Essay in The Best American Essays 2010. Jay lives in Portland, Oregon, with his wife and son.
Essayistic, narrative, and meditative by turns, Ponteri’s is a beautiful and truly courageous voice.
- Jenny Boully
- Author of The Book of Beginnings and Endings
Married writer Jay Ponteri finds himself infatuated with a woman other than his wife and writes a manuscript to explore his feelings. Discovery of this manuscript understandably strains his marriage.Wedlockedoffers readers an intimate, idiosyncratic view of a human institution that can so often...Forward
LYE:WORDS is an occasional reading series at POND Gallery in the heart of downtown Portland.
- Bring your pretty faces for a very special evening.
- Drinks will be available.
- Seating is limited (30). Standing is limited to your comfort zone.
- Donations will be accepted - 25% goes to each reader and 25% to support future LYE events.
Rauan Klassnik’s newest book, Sky Rat, has just released from Spork. He is also the author of two Black Ocean books: Holy Land (2008) and The Moon’s Jaw (2013). He lives in a quiet suburb of Seattle with his wife Edith.
Jay Ponteri teaches literature and writing at Marylhurst University. In 2013 Hawthorne Books published his memoir, Wedlocked, which recently won an Oregon Book Award for Creative Nonfiction. Future Tense Books is publishing a chapbook soon titled Darkmouth Strikes Again.
Kevin Sampsell is a bookseller and publisher living in Portland, Oregon. His books include the memoir, A Common Pornography, and the novel, This Is Between Us. He is currently working on a book about collage art.
- locationPond Gallery
- 920 West Burnside, Portland, OR 97209
- 503 327-8849
Wedlocked shows how couple wrestles with difficult times
The ingredients for a stellar memoir are simple: lay your soul bare for all to judge you.
Actually doing that, though, takes exploring your...Forward
I write lyric essay and memoir, so the communication of complex, sometimes contradictory emotions from one human to another lies at the heart of my prose. I have found that many American readers are...Forward
On March 17th Jay Ponteri was awarded the Sarah Winnemucca Award for Creative Nonfiction at the Oregon Book Awards for Wedlocked.
Literary Arts congratulates the winners of the 2014 Oregon Book...Forward
Congratulations, Jay Ponteri!
To see the entire list of Oregon Book Award finalists, go to Literary Arts.
This is for your deep thinking friend who might be having doubts about his marriage in the form of insatiable crushes on baristas, and needs to hear that others have had those doubts, too, and needs...Forward
Last month I had the honor of stealing about half an hour of time from Rhonda Hughes’s busy day to learn more about traditional publishing and Hawthorne Books, the press that published Jay Ponteri’s...Forward