Launch Party for STUDENT OF THE HIPPOCAMPUS: Casey Bush, dan raphael
March 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Join us in celebrating the work of two long time Portland poets, Casey Bush and dan raphael. Both Casey and dan are practitioners of the surrealist vein and are known for their word slinging friendly fire reading styles.
In this event Casey Bush will feature poems from his new book “Student of the Hippocampus”, which was recently published by Last Word Press. Portland novelist and screenwriter, Jon Raymond, has written “These are poems that arise, bearded and barefoot from the raw American earth. They are by turns sacred, profane, desperate, political, gnomic and true. In “Student of the Hippocampus” Casey Bush has birthed a galaxy.”
dan raphael has lived in Portland for 40 years and published 19 books including “everyone in this movie gets paid” (2016) also from Last Word Press. His poems have appeared in over 300 magazines, websites and anthologies. He is the fiction editor for the New Orleans based website Unlikely Stories and each Wednesday can be heard on the KBOO news delivering his timely and biting Poetic Truth.
Last Word Books & Press, located in downtown Olympia, Washington, is the brain child of Robert Ross and is dedicated to free speech and human rights, advancing literacy and education towards a self-aware populace, a government that serves its citizenry, vigorous regulation of corporations and restoration of the natural environment. Amen.