Ada Hastings Hedges
Although for the most part forgotten today, Ada Hastings Hedges was among Oregon’s foremost mid–twentieth-century poets. Famous in her lifetime, she was best known for her superb poems set in Oregon’s high desert, which offer a fascinating counterpoint to C.E.S. Wood’s seminal The Poet in the Desert.
The study of birds was, in its early years, often driven by passionate amateurs in a localized context. A History of Oregon Ornithology takes readers from the Lewis and Clark expedition to the mid-twentieth century, focusing on how birding and related amateur field observation grew outside the realms of academia and conservation agencies.
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9/3/2021 - New blog post!
One of the most unusual national poetic awards received by a Northwestern American poet was won by University of Oregon professor Ernest G. Moll for his collection Cut From Mulga. There are several reasons why Moll’s prize and his poetry are little remarked today. First...
1/29/2018 - New blog post!
I had known the late Ursula K. Le Guin (1929-2018) for about twenty years before I had the pleasure of visiting her at home. We met at an author’s event in Portland in the 1990s...
1/22/2018 - An OSU Press Interview!
Alan Contreras, author of Afield: Forty Years of Birding the American West, co-editor of Birds of Oregon, proofreader for the OSU Press, and private press owner, discusses the process of writing and publishing books.