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Twelfth Annual Oregon Quarterly Northwest Perspectives Essay Contest
Winning and finalist essays from the 2010 Northwest Perspectives Essay Contest.

Debra Gwartney, author of Live Through This and faculty member of Pacific University’s Master of Fine Arts in Writing program, was this this year’s contest judge.


Open Category

1) Kim Cooper Findling ’93, “The Friday’s Trilogy”

2) Dwight Holing ’76, “A Flyway Runs Through It”

3) Heidi Shayla ’94, “A Mountain Waltz”

Student Category

1) Michelle Kyoko Crowson, “Body, Metal and Pine”

2) Chloe Rambo, “Tart Raspberries”

3) Isolde Raftery, “The Sisters of Greenhill Road”


Open Category

John Campbell, “The Song in Front of You”

• Mary Emerick, “The Shoe Tree”

Beth Keegan, “A Train To Nowhere”

Larry Levine, “Don Juan”

Adam Nilsson, “Ruthless”

Tuula Rebhahn ’09, “The Crab Raider”

Robin Schauffler, “Roots and Branches”

Student Category

• Stephen Lennstrom, “Mr. Republican Goes to Washington (State)”

• Christine Carter, “The Path To My Stomach Begins and Ends in Oregon.”





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