Update 8: Shade Literary Arts is organizing a fundraiser for a Queer Writers of Color Relief Fund. You can apply for the funding through this survey link.

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Prior relief and support funds for small businesses and artists: NACF’s Native Arts Emergency Support Project, Portland Small Business Relief Fund, Portland Area Artist Emergency Relief Fund, RACC’s  Emergency Artist Relief Fund, RACC’s page for relief resources (and updated here), RACC’s COVID-19 relief Support Beam, Literary Arts’ Booth Emergency Fund for Writers, and Oregon Humanities’ emergency funding for organizations.

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STRAY Record Release Party

May 18, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Nationale, 3360 SE Division, Portland, OR 97202 + Google Map

Saturday, May 18, 3pm at NATIONALE, Fonograf Editions presents a record release celebration for Shannon Ebner’s STRAY: A Graphic Tone. Ebner’s project collates poems by Susan Howe and Nathaniel Mackey, exploring the experiments and politics of poetic form.

Portland poets John Beer and Endi Bogue Hartigan will each read from Howe’s and/or Mackey’s works as well as from their own. Additional reader(s) TBA.

Nationale (est. 2008) is an art space dedicated to the promotion of culture through exhibitions, performances, and a small selection of various publications. Located at 3360 SE Division, Portland, OR.

John Beer is the author of Lucinda & The Waste Land and Other Poems, and the editor of Poems (1962-1997) by Robert Lax. He teaches at Portland State University.

Endi Bogue Hartigan is author of two full-length poetry books− Pool [5 choruses] (2014, Omnidawn Publishing), selected for the Omnidawn Open Prize, and One Sun Storm (2008, Center for Literary Publishing), selected for the Colorado Prize. Recent work from a manuscript exploring clocks and measure are forthcoming or have appeared in Interim, New American Writing, Denver Quarterly, West Branch, and Bennington Review, and her poetry has appeared in numerous other journals and publications as well as collaborative projects with writers and artists in the Pacific Northwest. She lives in Portland with her husband and son.


3360 SE Division
Portland, OR 97202
+ Google Map


Fonograf Editions