Welcome to Cyclone Press, a small boutique book publisher in Ashland, Oregon, specializing in poetry. 

New in 2021

The Great Hunt and other poems
Patricia Wixon

48 pages

Praise for The Great Hunt

"These poems are alive to everything—places, people, memories, wild creatures in the garden and myriad encounters along the road. There is a winsome confluence of a childlike open-eyed delight in all things, and an elder’s wisdom about what is precious, fragile, and worthy. There is tragedy, violence, loss and grief. But through all changes and challenges, the poems preserve the sovereignty of the writer, whose ultimate act is blessing."
— Kim Stafford, author of Singer Come from Afar, Oregon Poet Laureate Emeritus

"I love how Patty Wixon sees the world—how she remembers, intuits, links the shining details together. Reading her poems is almost as good as being in her company—a revitalization of spirit comes. Great warmth and gratitude for the richness of life—her poems are contagious in the best way."
— Naomi Shihab Nye, author of Everything Comes Next: Collected and New Poems

"To open The Great Hunt is to enter inner and outer worlds that are exquisitely intertwined. As in all of Patricia Wixon’s poetry, we find a keen eye for the details of the natural world—and of the everyday world seen anew—in language both straightforward and rich. 'Hobart Bluff,' for instance describes a hike: 'Time to turn back./ On the road going down, a shallow creek winds/ its way like a long scarf caught in the wind.' Here one’s mind opens a full, sensual new perspective, an invitation to insight as well as sight."
— Lisa M. Steinman, author of A Book of Other Days, Oregon Book Award for Poetry

About the Author

Patricia Wixon's previous books of poems are Airing the Sheets (2011), Side Effects (2014), and Dear Spoon (2016), and her poetry and essays have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies. The Great Hunt and other poems is published to celebrate her eighty-sixth birthday. For forty years Patricia Wixon helped bring well-known writers from across the country to Southern Oregon to give public readings and workshops to students and teachers. In 2014 she and her husband, Vince Wixon, received the Stewart H. Holbrook Literary Legacy Award for their contribution to the literary life of Oregon.

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