PLAYA Current Residents

Frances Greenslade

Born in St. Catharine's, Ontario, Frances Greenslade has since lived in Winnipeg, Regina, Vancouver, Chilliwack and Penticton. She has a BA in English from the University of Winnipeg and an MFA in Creative Writing from University of British Columbia. By the Secret...

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Linda Drach

Linda Drach is a Portland writer who has worked in public health research and evaluation for more than 20 years. She manages the State of Oregon’s End HIV Initiative, and has worked on projects related to end-of-life care, substance abuse, sexual and domestic...

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Abney Wallace

Abney Wallace was born and raised in the Upstate of South Carolina. He spent his childhood exploring the quiet creeks and forests around his home, leaving no stone unturned. Longing for a more dramatic geography, he made his way to the granite mountains of Western...

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Roger Peet

Roger Peet is an artist and printmaker in Portland, OR. His work in murals, illustration, silkscreen and relief printing addresses the contemporary crises of biodiversity and capitalism, what can and can't be done about them. He is a founding member of the Justseeds...

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Margaret Chula

Margaret Chula has published eight collections of poetry including, most recently, Daffodils at Twilight. Grants from the Oregon Arts Commission and the Regional Arts and Culture Council have supported her work, as well as fellowships to the Vermont Studio Center, the...

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Tricia Knoll

Tricia Knoll is a Portland area poet with a strong interest in eco-poetry and poetry of place. Her chapbook Urban Wild focuses on human interactions with wildlife in urban habitat. Ocean's Laughter (Aldrich Press)  is a series of poems about change over time in...

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Tamara English

Tamara English’s work explores the experience of the presence of the divine in life, referencing the visual vocabulary of elements of the natural world as a way to connect with one’s personal understanding of the sacred. She holds a BFA in painting from the Pacific...

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James Newton

Jamie Newton lives and works in the Coast Range foothills of the north Willamette Valley. There he paints, sculpts, writes, plants trees and sometimes wrangles chickens. Projects on Instagram: concretewheels /...

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