Publications


Of Dogs and Meaning

Of Dogs and Meaning

Of Dogs and Meaning At last, a dog book where the dog doesn't die. Finally, a dog book where all dogs live forever. In Of Dogs and Meaning, Matt Love let's his creative mind off leash to explore everything real and metaphorically canine in...
Oregon Coast Christmas Tales

Oregon Coast Christmas Tales

By Matt Love Psilocybin Santa So many people suffer as the holidays approach . . . A neglected boy. A struggling single mom. An addled nurse. A depressed urban couple. A greedy developer. A suicidal young woman. A meth addict. A phony writer....
Pioneer Pride

Pioneer Pride

An Oregon City Memoir By Matt Love Pioneer Pride: An Oregon City Memoir chronicles my growing up in the loose and lazy days of Oregon City in the 70s and early 80s. It features stories about hackey sack, calligraphy, football, tennis, the Promenade,...
Psychedelic Chipmunk

Psychedelic Chipmunk

A limited edition, handcrafted children’s book for adults about a magic mushroom-eating chipmunk named Jimmy who teaches a would-be writer how to help struggling people all around him and find a voice and purpose for his writing. (Based on a true story.) $...
Oregon Tavern Age

Oregon Tavern Age

Jim Harrison once wrote: “How can you experience the rich fabric of life in a locale without visiting the bars? The answer is, you can’t.” That statement is the editorial motivation for my latest book, Oregon Tavern Age. Oregon Tavern Age (OTA) is a ...
The Bonnie & Clyde Files

The Bonnie & Clyde Files

In 2017, at the age of 53, I experienced an extinction of self. For the first time in my life, I could not get a job, I was nearly broke, and I had no freedom of movement or conscience. I was an American outcast trapped in a labyrinth known as probation,...
Rose City Heist

Rose City Heist

Rose City Heist unfolds in the languid pre-Portlandia era when Portland wasn’t a coffee or dog or bike or quirky indie rock city. It was a cheap gray town with nothing to do where you never waited in line for anything, especially not to eat breakfast. N...
A Nice Piece of Astoria

A Nice Piece of Astoria

He never even intended on writing a book. “The city’s wonders and eccentricities practically dragooned me into writing it,” said Love. “I’ve lived on the Oregon Coast for 18 years and written a lot about coastal subjects, but nothing has inspired ...
The Gigging Life: Lessons Learned on the Literary Road

The Gigging Life: Lessons Learned on the Literary Road

It’s been a far out journey that featured special appearances by Maurice Lucas, Cheryl Strayed, Psycho Sailor, Oregon State Penitentiary, Ken Kesey, Vortex I, Ted Nugent, Legion of the Rock, Tom McCall, Jim Harrison, Beaver Man, Paul Newman and many m...
Of Walking In Rain

Of Walking In Rain

In October 2012, as the longest summer drought in recorded Oregon history finally gave way to the rainy season, author Matt Love decided to write a book in real time reflecting upon the state’s most famous cultural asset and what it means to live i...
Super Sunday in Newport

Super Sunday in Newport

Notes From My First Year in Town By Matt Love New in the Northwest: 'Super Sunday in Newport' Call me Matthew. Some weeks ago -- never mind how long precisely -- having little or no money in my purse, I found myself cruising Highway 101 in Newport...
Sometimes a Great Movie

Sometimes a Great Movie

SOLD OUT In June 1970, the biggest movie star in the world traveled to the Oregon Coast to film an epic novel about a defiant family of loggers written by a home grown counterculture hero. The star was Paul Newman. The author was Ken Kesey. The story...
Love & The Green Lady

Love & The Green Lady

Oregon opened the Yaquina Bay Bridge in Newport on Labor Day 1936. Built during the New Deal, the Yaquina Bay Bridge was the aesthetic and engineering brainchild of Conde McCullough, Oregon’s State Bridge Engineer from 1919 to 1937. For 75 years the Y...
Red Hot and Rollin'

Red Hot and Rollin'

A Retrospection of The Portland Trailblazers' 1976-77 Championship Season Edited by Matt Love SOLD OUT On June 5, 1977 the Portland Trail Blazers defeated the Philadelphia 76ers to win their first and only NBA Championship. The next day, two hundred...
The Far Out Story of Vortex I

The Far Out Story of Vortex I

By Matt Love New Digital Edition is Available PRINT EDITION IS SOLD OUT (PDF and ePub Formats) Vortex I Slide Show The Far Out Story of Vortex I, documented the 1970 free rock festival held in Oregon that holds the distinction of being the...
Grasping Wastrels vs Beaches Forever, Inc.

Grasping Wastrels vs Beaches Forever, Inc.

Covering the Fights for the Soul of the Oregon Coast By Matt Love SOLD OUT In 1913 Oregon Governor Oswald West said of the state's beaches: "No local selfish interest should be permitted, through politics or otherwise, to destroy or even impair this...
Citadel of the Spirit

Citadel of the Spirit

Oregon's Sesquincentennial Anthology Edited by Matt Love SOLD OUT Citadel of the Spirit  merges past and present Oregon voices to create what Love calls the “literary equivalent of a mix tape,” rather than a traditional greatest hits anthology. "I ...
Gimme Refuge

Gimme Refuge

The Education of a Caretaker SOLD OUT Frustrated with life, teaching, and the inability to become a writer, Matt Love escaped Portland in 1997 at 33 years of age and moved to the Oregon Coast. A year later he became caretaker of the 600-acre Nestucca...
The Teaching Maxims of Karl Love

The Teaching Maxims of Karl Love

SOLD OUT My father, Karl Love, taught masterfully for 35 years in public and private schools in Oregon and Brazil. He retired from the classroom in 1991 but it was my good fortune to teach alongside Dad at Oregon City High School during his last job....
The Great Birthright

The Great Birthright

An Oregon Novel Nestucca Spit Press announces the release of The Great Birthright: An Oregon Novel , by Matt Love. In his fiction debut, Love bends and twists the detective novel genre with hilarious, unexpected and political results. The premise:...
Salt

Salt

A Collection of Poetry on the Oregon Coast Edited by Amanda Deutch Salt's 32 poets' contributions reflect the special nature of Oregon's beaches and the range of influence the state's coastal landscape has exerted on American poetry over many...