"Placed: An Encyclopedia of Central Oregon Vol. 1 is a composition of entries collected in 2018-2020 based on place and phenomena unique to our pocket of the planet, from Warm Springs to Fort Rock to Burns and everywhere in-between. It includes 37 contributors writing their unique perspective and experience of the high desert. Started before the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the nationwide Black Lives Matter protests and demonstrations, and the social and political upheaval of 2020, and completed just prior to the presidential election, Placed is a snapshot of our before, and a series of lenses by which to view our possible future."
-Editors Irene Cooper and Ellen Santasiero