Join us on October’s Friday the 13th for an evening of poetry, tarot, performance and bibliomancy by Coleman Stevenson Eva Bertoglio Jamondria Harris Stephanie Adams-Santos Julia Wohlstetter Michelle Overby & Yahanna Louise
Come & celebrate the official release of Matthew Minicucci’s second collection of poems, Small Gods (New Letters), on Thursday, October 12th at 7pm. Matthew will read with Portland-based poet, Chrys Tobey, author of A Woman is a Woman is a Woman is a Woman from Steel Toe Press.
Join us on October 10 for a reading & conversation with poet, translator, and travel writer Richard Tillinghast. Richard Tillinghast is author of twelve volumes of poetry and five books of creative nonfiction including Damaged Grandeur, a critical memoir of Robert Lowell, Tillinghast’s poetry teacher at Harvard, Finding Ireland: a Poet’s Explorations of Irish Literature… Read More A Reading and Conversation with Richard Tillinghast
Don’t Hesitate: Knowing Allen Ginsberg Previously unpublished letters to poet Marc Olmsted and his recollections about the Beat poet from 1972 until Ginsbeg’s death appear in a revised and expanded edition of this book from Beatdom Press. Olmsted will read, take questions and sign books. Also present, poets Josh Lubin and Suzi Kaplan Olmsted.
A poetry reading & event in celebration of: —The publication of Finn’s brand new book Brilliant Odyssey Don’t Yearn. —Coleman’s brand new tarot book, The Dark Exact Tarot Guide. —Zosia’s first reading since returning from living in Mirecourt, France. Bring cash for books, decks, and beverages! Brief Bios: CS: “I am an animist–words are and… Read More Poetry! Finn Menzies, Zosia Waitr, Coleman Stevenson
Come by the shop with a poem in your head! Other People’s Poems (OPP) is a monthly series where we gather to recite poems other people have written. From memory. For each other. Hope to see you at this month’s OPP!
Friday, August 25, join us for music and poetry from Olympia songwriters, poets, and artists. Quiver and Wtrbel, “strange and magical folk outfits hailing from Olympia, WA.” This show is the Portland show on their 2017 west coast summer “Serve the Earth” tour. They are honored by the accompaniment of poetry from Olympia-based poet, Emily Van… Read More Quiver / Wtrbel / Emily Van Kley / Brenna Sahatjian
Join us Thursday, August 24, as we wish John Beer well on his sabbatical year from PSU’s MFA program. John will read from his latest book, Lucinda: A Poem. Then we’ll laugh, cry, reminisce, and look forward to when John will be back in our midst again. If you don’t know, John Beer is the author… Read More John Voyage: Reading and Farewell Party for John Beer
August 17th we’ll be hosting a poetry reading, marking the release of Her Animal Inheritance, a collection of poems by local writer/teacher Alissa Hattman, poet/singer Tai Woodville & singer/songwriter Sara Jackson-Holman. Julia Laxer, award-winning Portland poet, says about the collaboration: “These poems take turns as they speak, question, honor, and validate each other. These poems… Read More HER ANIMAL INHERITANCE Chapbook Release
Other People’s Poems (O.P.P) is a beloved monthly series hosted by the shop. Memorize a poem written by someone else, and come recite it for a rapt and captive audience!