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!
Lauren Camp will be with us from Santa Fe on Saturday, July 29 to read from her poem collection, One Hundred Hungers (Tupelo Press, 2016). Jake Vermaas will read with Lauren, along with additional friends TBD. Lauren Camp is the author of three books, including One Hundred Hungers, which won the Dorset Prize. She has… Read More Lauren Camp – ONE HUNDRED HUNGERS
Gobshite Quarterly‘s mission is to honor the integrity of the author’s vision & intention, & not let editorial sensibilities be ruled by considerations of sexual or political content, or by political correctness or cant in any guise. GQ releases issue # 27/28 on July 28 with Amy Temple Harper, Sean Davis, Leann Grabel, Shannon Wheeler,… Read More Gobshite Quarterly #27/28
Come celebrate the official release of Nathan Wade Carter’s stunning and honest new chapbook, ROYGBIV, from Ursus Americanus Press. We have been hard at work on this little thing for a minute now and are ecstatic about releasing it into the world. The event is free, just bring your bodies and a beverage of your… Read More ROYGBIV Chapbook Release: Nathan Wade Carter & Friends
Friday, July 21, we’re excited to welcome three poets from Colorado home to Portland–well, at least two are coming home. Join us for readings, wine, and cheese. W. Scott Howard teaches poetics and poetry in the Department of English and Literary Arts at the University of Denver. Scott worked at Powell’s Books (1990-93) where he co-managed (with Vanessa Renwick)… Read More W. Scott Howard, Jennifer Denrow, Jesse Morse