Selected Press


Radial Bloom Awarded Kirkus Star

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


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


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


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


The Song We Say We Do Not Sing

Selections from the anthology Verde Que Te Quiero Verde: Pomes After Federcio Garcia Lorca

Two Poems By Amy Ratto Parks

The literary, editorial, journalistic, and artistic works in are of the highest quality, submitted by a variety of contributors for a diverse audience. The works may be idealistic, technical, historical, philosophical, and more. Above all, they focus on the environments around us that both affect and are affected by the human species.
Contest Finalist: Song for Pink Bloom and Passerine | Song of Collision, Escape

Trees | About Place Journal

Song For The Persistence Of Light

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