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Poetry! Finn Menzies, Zosia Waitr, Coleman Stevenson
September 16, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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!
CS: “I am an animist–words are and act.”
FRM: “I’m kind of soft, and lyrical and sincere.”
ZRW: “I’m sincere, but language-y and a little weird.”
Longer Bios For Those w/ Longer Attention Spans &/or Further Interest:
Finn Menzies is an out transgender teacher in Seattle, WA. He received his MFA from Mills College. He is the creator of FIN Zine, a bi-annual zine dedicated to his journey through transition. Brilliant Odyssey Don’t Yearn is Finn’s debut collection out from Fog Machine Press. His poetry can also be seen in Gigantic Sequins, Quiet Lightning, SUSAN /the journal, Open House, SPORK, HOLD: a journal, The Shallow Ends, and various other journals. Annually, Finn facilitates UNdoing Ego: a writers workshop on meditation and generative writing.
Zosia Rose Wiatr is a poet based in Portland, OR. She is the founder of Abricot, an online journal featuring French- and English-language poetry in translation, launching winter 2017. The first run of her chapbook, Atlas of Negotiable Trajectories (Couch Press, 2015), is recently out of print.
Coleman Stevenson is the author of two collections of poems, Breakfast (Reprobate/GobQ Books, 2015) and The Accidental Rarefication of Pattern #5609 (bedouin books, 2012). Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in a variety of publications such as The Portable Boog Reader, Gramma, Paper Darts, Seattle Review, E-ratio, Osiris, Louisiana Literature, Mid-American Review, and the anthology Motionless from the Iron Bridge. She created and has taught the Image+Text track in the Certificate Program at the Independent Publishing Resource Center since 2015. She creates tarot cards and other divination products through her business The Dark Exact. A collaborative text and image project with artist Aspen Farer, The Doppelgänger Museum, is ongoing.