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A Surrealist Poetry Reading and Art Show

Zachary Schomburg is the author of 6 books of poems including, most recently, Fjords vol. 2 (Black Ocean, 2021), and a novel, Mammother (Featherproof Books, 2017). He is also a painter, illustrator, teacher, and publisher of an independent poetry press called Octopus Books. He lives in Portland with B and Y. http://www.zacharyschomburg.net/ Jon Boisvert was born in Elkhorn, Wisconsin, and now lives in Oregon. He studied poetry at Oregon State University and the Independent Publishing Resource Center in Portland. http://robmclennan.blogspot.com/2017/09/jon-boisvert-born.html Dan Wiencek’s poetry combines empathy, a surreal imagination and a healthy sense of the absurd, creating poems that grapple with profound questions of personal identity while remaining grounded in authentic lived experience. His poetry has appeared in publications that include New Ohio Review, Sou’wester, The…

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Gobshite Quarterly 2021 Launch/ with Michael Shay’s The Words I Own

Launching Gobshite Quarterly 2021! This first annual, pandemic issue begins with iconic images from the 2020 Black Lives Matter and 1968 Mexico City Olympics protests. Other graphics include Brazilian Tania Cardoso’s illustrations of loneliness, Portland’s Leanne Grabel’s bio of Anne Sexton, and Croatian Miroslav Nemeth’s linocuts on fathers, sons and violence. Our written accounts of living in these times include a selection of Washington poet Armin Toletino’s Superboy poems, Christina Alvarez Lopez on running and Keith Jarrett, poems from Greece, Lithuania, Estonia and New York, and fiction from Slovenia and Springfield, Oregon. Australian artist Graham Willoughby’s fine line etchings illuminate the covers. == “Pan-lingual Gobshite Quarterly, where Paul Krassner meets Vénus Khoury-Ghata, is my favorite source for Hungarian fiction that reads like a song… In…

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Charles Seluzicki

Elegiac by Charles Seluzicki is the first volume in the Cox Family Poetry Chapbook Series from Carnegie Mellon University Press. It is a collection of eleven elegies that memorialize the lives of the poet’s dearly departed friends. Classical in style, Seluzicki’s poems seek to engage in conversation with them in an intimate and convincing sequence.

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Pediatrician Storytelling Night #2

Join us for a unique and brand new monthly series hosted by an awesome group of local physicians. Please come listen–or share!

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WTRLMNS reading!

WTRLMNS is a group of Portland poets who meet monthly to share and discuss their work. Join us for a reading by: VANDOREN WHEELER grew up in Las Cruces, New Mexico. He has published poems in fine publications such as Forklift, OH, Conduit, and ratemyprofessor.com. His book The Accidentalist won the Dorothy Brunsman Prize and was published by Bear Star Press. He also creates single-copy art books by defacing children’s picture books. He teaches in Portland. CHRYS TOBEY’s poetry has appeared in Ploughshares, The Minnesota Review, Rattle, New Ohio Review, Verse Daily, The Cincinnati Review, and elsewhere. Her first book of poetry, A Woman is a Woman is a Woman is a Woman, was published in 2017 from Steel Toe Books.  She curates the reading series Women Writers Against Trump with her sister Allison…

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Clayton Adam Clark, Derek Palacio reading

Clayton Adam Clark is in from out of town for a special engagement, joined by Derek Palacio. Clayton Adam Clark lives in Saint Louis, his hometown, where he works as a public health research scientist and volunteers for River Styx magazine. His debut poetry collection, A Finitude of Skin, won the 2017 Moon City Poetry Award and was published by Moon City Press in November 2018. He is a recipient of an Artist Support Grant from the Regional Arts Commission of St. Louis, and his poems have recently appeared or are forthcoming in Poetry Daily, Shenandoah, The Massachusetts Review, and elsewhere. He earned the MFA in creative writing at Ohio State University and is studying clinical mental health counseling at University of Missouri-St. Louis. Derek Palacio received his MFA from…

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OPP: Other People’s Poems

Recite another person’s poem…. Just do it.

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Gobshite Quarterly launch! 25 Poems on the Death of Ursula K. Le Guin

Launching Gobshite Quarterly # 35/36: *Portland poets Ann Farley, Nastashia Minto, Selena Bekakis, and Amy Baskin *OBA-nominated Portland writer Matthew Robinson *Australian poet Les Murray and a personal memoir of Murray by Swiss writer Christoph Keller… Poems also from Croatia, Lithuania, and Switzerland (German translation by Portland poet and Holbrook Award winner Douglas Spangle) *graphics and flash fiction from around the world *and also launching 25 Poems On The Death Of Ursula K. Le Guin (M. F. McAuliffe) [See also the official website.]

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Book Launch for Kirsten Ihns’s sundaey

Join us Friday February 28th at 7pm at Mother Foucault’s Bookshop for a release party for Kirsten Ihns’s debut poetry collection, sundaey. Kirsten will be reading alongside John Beer. Kirsten Ihns earned an MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, and is currently a PhD student and Neubauer Presidential Fellow in English Literature at the University of Chicago. John Beer is the author of Lucinda & The Waste Land and Other Poems, and edited Poems (1962-1997) by Robert Lax. He teaches at Portland State University. sundaey will be the first title in the Propeller Contemporary Poetry Series.

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