Selected Press

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Radial Bloom Awarded Kirkus Star

Brilliant, at once dense and ethereal; rewards multiple readings.

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UM English Faculty Member Wins National Poetry Contest

The Phi Beta Kappa Society, the nation’s oldest academic honor society, asked for poems to reflect a favorite discipline in the liberal arts and sciences. Amy Ratto Parks, UM’s assistant director of composition in the English department, chose a middle school Latin lesson for the backdrop of her poem “Verb of Being,” and the society members selected it as the winner

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Pictures Of Poets

What began as a personal project of large scale portraits, Pictures of Poets quickly evolved to become a state-wide initiative. Originally inspired by artist, Chuck Close and British photographer, Platon, Spokane photographer, Dean Davis found additional inspiration after attending a poetry reading at the 2017 Spokane Arts Awards. Davis created a multi-disciplinary, multi-media experience showcasing both the portraits and poetry

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Amy Ratto Parks And The Lover She Can't Forget

The following highlights are from a conversation with Amy Ratto Parks about her mosaic novel, Radial Bloom

A literary journal published by the Black Earth Institute dedicated to re-forging the links between art and spirit, earth and society