YesYes Books

1614 NE Alberta St

Portland, OR 97211

(503) 446-3851

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Marty McConnell offers start-to-finish instructions along with a grounding in the Gathering Voices approach for both aspiring and seasoned facilitators who want to establish or invigorate a poetry learning environment for workshops in the community and the class room.
Gathering Voices includes:
  • Poetry from some of the most exciting poets writing today including Ada Limón, Patricia Smith, Jamaal May, Keetje Kuipers, Ocean Vuong, Rachel McKibbins, and so many more! 
  • Tailored discussion questions for each poem.
  • Innovative and interactive writing prompts for twenty-four complete three-hour workshops 
  • Guidelines for leading discussions of participants' work
  • Strategies for marketing your workshop, creating a schedule, maintaining boundaries and more
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Workbook available soon.
Book purchase includes online support materials
such as downloadable worksheets
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YesYes Books is a dynamic independent press that publishes poetry and prose collections from bold fresh voices.

Our titles have won the American Book Award, the Lambda Award for Gay Poetry, the Kate Tufts Discovery Award, the Devil's Kitchen Reading Award, the John C. Zacharis First Book Award, the Milt Kessler Award, and the Eric Hoffer Chapbook Award, and have been finalists for The Believer Book Award, the Norma Farber First Book Award, the Lambda Award for Transgender Poetry, the Balcones Poetry Prize, and the CLMP Firecracker Award for Fiction, among others.


Some of the authors, editors, friends, events and joy of YesYes Books. Come join us!

Vinyl Poetry Literary Magazine

An online literary magazine and sister organization to YesYes Books, Vinyl offers a glorious array of poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, essay, reviews, and visual art to more than 70,000 readers in 170 countries. 

With fresh weekly content from emerging voices to internationally recognized writers, Vinyl brings you literature and art that will enrich, engage, and enlighten. Come see what we've got going on!

Blue Buck by Allie Kelley

Each year YesYes Books donates hundreds of books to organizations that serve at-risk youth, women, LGBTQ populations, veterans, libraries, literary initiatives, and more. Through PSYCCity (Poetry Serving Youth City by City) YYB also works to raise awareness of youth homelessness and holds fundraisers across the country for youth organizations.

Some of the organizations YesYes Books has raised funds for and donated books to include:

  • Bridge Over Troubled Water

  • Center for Women Writers, Salem College

  • College of San Mateo

  • The Covenant House, Oakland

  • Henrico Cultural Arts Center

  • Housing Works Bookstore

  • Indianapolis Public Library

  • Just Buffalo Writing Center

  • LA Youth Network

  • Literature for All of Us

  • Girls Write Now

  • P:ear Portland

  • Poetry Project

  • Trans Lifeline

  • Truro Public Library

  • Youth Cares Seattle

  • Young Chicago Authors

Teen Angel by GB Kim

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