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August 17, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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 listen. In this way, the poets are aware of their judgements, and they are aware of their losses. It is not easy to be this vulnerable. Expressions of desire and dreams live and thrive across the deep ravines of grief and regret. And like an altar on the hearth of a wise woman’s home, these poems hold space for spirit.”

Copies of this limited press run of Her Animal Inheritance will be available at the reading. Please join us for an evening of poetic offerings. 523 SE Morrison. 7 p.m.

Alissa Hattman is a writer, editor, and teacher. Her writing has appeared in Propeller, Voice Catcher, Prick of the Spindle, WORK, and other publications. She earned her MFA from Pacific University and a MA from Portland State University. Currently, she teaches writing at Chemeketa Community College and is working on a collection of short stories. Visit her at www.alissahattman.com.

Sara Jackson-Holman is a singer-songwriter living in Los Angeles, CA . She was signed to Expunged Records in Portland Oregon in 2010, subsequently releasing three albums. Her music has been placed in several television shows, including Grey’s Anatomy, Orange Is The New Black, and Bones. Currently, she is working on her fourth full length studio album. You can find her music on Spotify, iTunes, and Amazon, or visit her at www.sarajh.com.

Tai Woodville is a Los Angeles-born, Portland-based singer & writer. A Pushcart Prize nominee, she holds a bachelor’s degree in Literature with Creative Writing emphasis from UCSB’s College of Creative Studies. In 2011, Finishing Line Press published Pollen, a collection of her poetry. A regular contributor to online literary journal Visitant Lit, she also writes Parallax Journal, a philosophy blog exploring the nature of reality & the role of the dreamer in the modern age. To see more of her work, visit www.taicarmen.com.


August 17, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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