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Joe Safdie, Patrick Dunagan, & Charles Alexander (Spare Room Reading)

October 8, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

View Venue Website, 1801 NW Upshur, Suite 660, Portland, OR 97209 + Google Map

Door opens 7:00 pm, reading at 7:30 pm
No late entry
Admission free
Passages Bookshop
1801 NW Upshur, Suite 660

Covid precautions: Proof of vaccination and masks required


Joe Safdie’s last two books from Spuyten Duyvil Press are The Oregon Trail (2021) and, this year, the hybrid chapbook The Secular Divine. Next year a book of his selected essays, Poetry and Heresy, will be published by MadHat Press. He moved to Portland in 2019 and has been studying the language of trees.

Patrick James Dunagan lives in San Francisco and works at Gleeson Library for the University of San Francisco. A graduate of the Poetics program from the now-defunct New College of California, he recently edited David Meltzer’s Rock Tao (Lithic Press) and Roots and Routes: Poetics at New College of California (eds. Dunagan Lazzara & Whittington, Vernon Press). His new book of poems, After the Banished (Empty Bowl), consisting of variations off of ancient Chinese poets Li Bai & co, is dedicated to Tom Clark.

Charles Alexander is the founder & director of Chax Press, author of 6 full-length books & 13 chapbooks of poetry, multiple essays, articles, & reviews, & editor of a critical collection on book arts. Most recent books of poetry are AT the Edge OF the Sea: Pushing Water II (Singing Horse), Pushing Water (Cuneiform), & the chapbooks Some Sentences Look for Some Periods, & Two Pushing Waters, both from Little Red Leaves Textile Series. Pushing Water III is forthcoming from Cuneiform. Has taught literature and writing at Naropa University, University of Arizona, & University of Houston-Victoria, where he directed the MFA Creative Writing Program & managed the UHV Center for the Arts from 2014 through 2018. He lives in Tucson, Arizona, with his partner, the painter Cynthia Miller.
Charles Alexander author page on PennSound
“A wing & a word”: Commentaries on Jacket 2



1801 NW Upshur, Suite 660
Portland, OR 97209
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