Third Tuesday Author: Liz Nakazawa
Liz Nakazawa, in addition to penning Painting the Heart Open, is the editor of Deer Drink the Moon: Poems of Oregon, a collection of nature poems by 33 Oregon poets. It was designated as one of the Best 100 Books about Oregon in the last 100 Years by the Oregon State Librarian. It was also a Best Picks of Powell’s. She also edited The Knotted Bond: Oregon Poets Speak of Their Sisters, a collection of poems by 32 Oregon poets. Her own poems have appeared in Turn, The Timberline Review and The Poeming Pigeon journals and haiku has appeared in ahundredgourds.
She has a background in feature article writing for magazines and newspapers. Her articles have appeared in The Oregonian, Oregon Business Magazine, and The Christian Science Monitor. She’s also published in Psychology Today, and Northwest Travel and has taught freelance writing at Portland State University.
In her free time Liz enjoys bird watching, dancing, both folk and ballroom, calligraphy, reading, hiking and walking, identifying trees and flowers, and collecting old books. She feels incredibly grateful for the love and nurturing, as well as friendships and community, of the pulsating Oregon poetry community. Words bloom easily here in Oregon.