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Spare Room reading: Julian Talamantez Brolaski, Phoebe Wayne, & Trevino Brings Plenty

May 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Free – $5
Passages Bookshop, 1223 NE ML King Jr. Blvd, Portland, OR 97232 + Google Map

Trevino L. Brings Plenty is a poet and musician who lives, works, and writes in Portland, OR. He is singer/songwriter/guitarist for the musical ensemble Ballads of Larry Drake. He has read/performed his work at poetry festivals as far away as Amman, Jordan and close to his home base at Portland’s Wordstock Festival. In college, Trevino worked with Primus St. John and Henry Carlile for this poetry work, studied with Tomas Svoboda for music composition, and Jerry Hahn for Jazz guitar. Trevino is an American and Native American; a Lakota Indian born on the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation, South Dakota, USA. Some of his work explores the American Indian identity in American culture and how it has through genealogical history affected indigenous peoples in the 21st century. He writes of urban Indian life; it’s his subject. Other titles by author: Wakpá Wanáǧi, Ghost River (2015); Real Indian Junk Jewelry (2012); Shedding Skins: Four Sioux Poets (2008).

Julian Talamantez Brolaski is a poet and country singer. It is the author of Of Mongrelitude (Wave Books, 2017), Advice for Lovers (City Lights, 2012), Gowanus Atropolis (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2011), and coediter of NO GENDER: Reflections on the Life & Work of kari Edwards, as well as lead singer and rhythm guitarist for the Brooklyn-based Juan & the Pines and Oakland-based The Western Skyline. Julian maintains a blog of handwritten poems here:

Phoebe Wayne is the author of the chapbooks Transit (forthcoming from Magnificent Field), The Sleep Volumes (dancing girl press), and Lovejoy (c_L press), as well as work in the anthology Welcome To The Neighborhood (forthcoming from Ohio University Press/Swallow Press), Unchaste Anthology 2, Meadow’s Field Guide, Yew, Horse Less Review, and Trickhouse. She lives in Portland, Oregon with her family.

$5 suggested donation for the readers (no one turned away)


1223 NE ML King Jr. Blvd
Portland, OR 97232
+ Google Map


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