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Poetry! Finn Menzies, Zosia Waitr, Coleman Stevenson

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

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Other People’s Poems: September

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!

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HER ANIMAL INHERITANCE Chapbook Release

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

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Other People’s Poems: August

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!

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Gobshite Quarterly #27/28

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

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W. Scott Howard, Jennifer Denrow, Jesse Morse

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