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Sanctuaries

Gentrification in Portland and the city’s redlining past go under the microscope in Darrell Grant’s jazz-classical chamber opera, Sanctuaries, with a libretto by two-time National Poetry Slam Champion Anis Mojgani and directed by Alexander Gedeon. Focusing on personal stories from the Albina neighborhood, this latest site-specific commission challenges Portland as a community to truly listen to and acknowledge marginalized voices while addressing issues of white privilege, racial equity and inclusion, and economic disparity. Work DARRELL GRANT | Sanctuaries Creative Team DARRELL GRANT | composer ANIS MOJGANIi | librettist ALEXANDER GEDEON | director EZRA WEISS | conductor YUKI IZUMIHARA | set designer CARL FABER | lighting designer BRANIC HOWARD | sound engineer Vocalists DAMIEN GETER | bass-baritone EMMANUEL HENREID | baritone MARILYN KELLER | ITHICA TELL…

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WORDS AND PICTURES : A workshop w/ Anis Mojgani

So much of writing poetry is a combination of putting together different elements, whether congruous or not, to see what their juxtaposition creates in the imagination of the reader; of deciding what to put on the page and what to leave absent; and how these decisions give space for readers to become an active part of what they are reading. What happens when we add pictures into the mix, whether simple or complex ones? What poetic spaces in the writer and reader are created with these combinations? What sort of poems become poems when words and pictures are put together? Writing poetry often begins simply by letting something from inside unfurl untethered to reveal its shape to you, and then picking up to see what it…

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Reply All: Portland Review Reading

Original, borrowed, and found texts from Portland-based multidisciplinary artists and writers Anis Mojgani, Joni Renee Whitworth, and Jenny Vu. With live performances, and visual contributions that explore art, work, and collective attention — and the communal possibilities for live literature. Hosted by Portland Review. [See also the Lit Crawl website listing.]

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Mother Foucault’s 5th Annual Airstream Poetry Festival

Join us at the 5th Annual Airstream Poetry Festival at Sou’wester Lodge in Seaview, Washington! October 25-27, join publishers, authors, and plain old book lovers for potlucks in the pavilion, readings, workshops, walks by the sea, and maybe even some karaoke at the Sou’wester Lodge and Trailer Park in Seaview, Washington. Featuring: Alejandro de Acosta, John Beer, Gerald Costanzo, Karolinn Fiscaletti, 2019 Airstream Fellow Harrison Harb, Anis Mojgani, Flavia Rocha, Ed Skoog, Rose Swartz. We are proud to announce the Winner of our Poetry Fellowship this year is Harrison Harb! As the 4th Annual Airstream Poetry Fellow, Harrison will spend the week prior to the festival in the Sou’wester’s Potato Bug trailer and share his work at the Saturday night reading. Tickets for the festival: Tickets…

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Seek

In honor of our inspiration and namesake, Lilla Leach, the intrepid explorer of Oregon’s most wild spaces, we present “Seek,” a literary reading featuring Idris Anderson, Kate Gray, Takashi L. Kendrick, Missy Ladygo, Gigi Little, and Anis Mojgani. Join us for this literary expedition on the East Terrace of Leach Botanical Garden, August 18th, 4-6PM. Discover new authors to love (or discover something new about an already-loved author), plus ample supplies of food, wine, and conversation, all in Lilla’s magical back yard. Come early and explore the Garden! $10 suggested donation at the door. Proceeds to benefit Leach Botanical Garden, a 501(c)3 nonprofit. Idris Anderson’s second collection of poems Doubtful Harbor won the Hollis Summers Prize and was published by Ohio University Press in 2018.…

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An Evening with Mighty Mike McGee, Anis Mojgani, & Brian Ellis

NovaPDX presents a Wordlights Special: An evening with Mighty Mike McGee with special guests, Anis Mojgani & Brian Ellis. It is a rare treat to enjoy poetry from all three of these poets. Mighty Mike McGee Mighty Mike McGee is a well-traveled “stand-up poet” and storyteller from San José, California. In the world of poetry slam, he is the first to win both the 2003 National Poetry Slam Individual Grand Championship and the 2006 Individual World Poetry Slam Grand Championship. He has toured very extensively throughout United States, Canada and Europe. Since 2002, he’s covered several hundred thousand miles performing his brand of poetry and humor. McGee has been featured on HBO’s Def Poetry Jam, CBC Radio and Television, and NPR’s Snap Judgment. He was…

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Fonograf Benefit Fundraiser Party

On Saturday, June 8 from 7pm-9pm at Outlet, the non-profit literary record label Fonograf Ed. presents a benefit fundraiser to inaugurate both the summer and the label’s new and forthcoming releases. The event will feature readings/performances from poet Anis Mojgani (http://thepianofarm.com) and musical groups Whip (https://www.timesbold.net/) and Deserve (https://deserve.bandcamp.com/). Sara Brant Guest and Jeff Alessandrelli will host the evening. The zero waste pop-up shop UTILITY will also be on site from 5-7pm; find more info about UTILITY at https://www.utilityzerowaste.com/. Outlet is the studio space of Kate Bingaman-Burt. It also hosts workshops and facilitates pop-up events and projects. About Fonograf Editions: Fonograf Ed. publishes albums influenced by language and literature. Each release is available in both an analog and digital format, with a particular focus on…

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Ooligan Press Writers of Color Spring Showcase

Literary Arts and Ooligan Press (part of Portland State’s graduate program in Book Publishing) partner to present the third Oregon Writers of Color Spring Showcase. This event will feature many of Oregon’s most talented, diverse writers and is designed to connect these artists with the publishers seeking to hear their voices. The evening’s host will be Anis Mojgani.

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Write Bloody at AWP – Portland

Featured readers: Anis Mojgani, Derrick C. Brown Poetry, Amber Flame, Mindy Nettifee, Anneleyse Gelman, Taylor Mali (the poet), Seema Reza, Aurielle Marie, and surprise guests! [Tickets here]

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