NEW: Nice and Loud

Lois Rosen Nice and LoudI’m delighted to say my second poetry collection, Nice and Loud, published by Tebot Bach Publications and released this September, is now available at The Book Bin in Salem, Oregon, online at, and on Amazon.

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Pigeons, by Lois Rosen

Pigeons by Lois Rosen's Book CoverPublished by Traprock Books, Eugene, Oregon, 2004, Second Edition 2006.

Lois Rosen’s book, Pigeons, in its second printing evokes memories of growing up in New York. In language that is honest and intimate, poignant and at times painful, Rosen invites the reader to travel back with her to “my beautiful Bronx.”

A thread of loss weaves its way throughout the poems–the illness and death of parents, memories of the death of millions of Jews during WW II. Yet ultimately the poems are hopeful, even celebratory. As Christopher Howell says: “… to open Pigeons is to enter an old fashioned candy shop where the sweets bring on reverie so precise you can look, without your glasses, into that longing for the world as it was before you knew how it is.” Rosen’s poems have appeared in Willow Springs, Hubbub, and Many Mountains Moving. She won the Oregon Teachers as Writers Contest and the Oregon State Poetry Association’s Poet’s Choice Contest. She is a graduate of the City College of New York and the School for International Training. Rosen taught English as a Second Language for many years at Chemeketa Community College and co-directed the Advanced Institute of the Oregon Writer’s Project at Willamette University. She arranges the literary speakers for Willamette University’s Institute for Continued Learning. She lives and writes in Salem.