George Venn

KEEPING THE SWARM: New and Selected Essays


Packed with sweetness and stinging, eleven personal essays are gathered in George Venn's KEEPING THE SWARM. Two unpublished essays narrate the prize-winning poet’s international sojourns in Spain and China; two others eulogize northwest people he loved. This book is a honey house chuckablock with eclectic gifts: stories, songs, adventures, meditations, eulogies, poems. There are new cells of joy, old black combs of grief, memories of love’s honey flow.

Selected Works

Non-fiction/Literary History
Fifty images. 400+ pages. Cover art by Stephani Stephenson. Release date 9/1/2016. $25 + S/H. Paperback. 7" x 10"
Non-fiction/Autobiography
pages; 20 black/white photos; color cover by Kodua Galieti; released 10/1/12; $15.95; To purchase, go to wordcraftoforegon.com
Non-fiction/Biography
Limited edition festschrift portfolio by student of Ansel Adams and Minor White.
Non-fiction/Literary History
A SOLDIER’S UNPUBLISHED DIARY, DRAWINGS, POETRY, AND LETTERS OF ALASKA AND THE NEZ PERCE CONFLICT
Non-fiction/Military History
Poetry
"A true and compelling voice...."
--Eugene Register Guard
"One of the best poets in the Northwest"
--East Oregonian
Finalist, Oregon Book Award in Poetry, 2000
Poems by George Venn and drawings by Don Gray
With drawings by Ian Gatley
Anthologies
Stewart Holbrook Award, Oregon Institute of Literary Arts, 1995 for "Outstanding contributions to Oregon's literary life."
Multi-genre anthology
AN INTIMATE GEOGRAPHY: POETRY, FICTION, AND ESSAYS
1988 Oregon Book Award
Best 100 Oregon Books 1800-2000