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March 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

WTRLMNS is a group of Portland poets who meet monthly to share and discuss their work.

Join us for a reading by:

VANDORENWHEELERgrew up in Las Cruces, New Mexico. He has published poems in fine publications such as Forklift, OH, Conduit, and ratemyprofessor.com. His book The Accidentalist won the Dorothy Brunsman Prize and was published by Bear Star Press. He also creates single-copy art books by defacing children’s picture books. He teaches in Portland.

CHRYS TOBEY’s poetry has appeared in Ploughshares, The Minnesota Review, Rattle, New Ohio Review, Verse Daily, The Cincinnati Review, and elsewhere. Her first book of poetry, A Woman is a Woman is a Woman is a Woman, was published in 2017 from Steel Toe Books.  She curates the reading series Women Writers Against Trump with her sister Allison Tobey. Chrys lives in Portland with her darling dog of seven years.

ALICIA JO RABINS is a writer, musician, ritualist, and Torah teacher. The New York Times calls her voice “gorgeous”; the San Francisco Chronicle calls her writing “a poetry page-turner, both sexy and humble.” She is the author of Divinity School (2015 APR/Honickman First Book Prize) and Fruit Geode (finalist for the 2018 Jewish Book Award), and has released three albums with Girls in Trouble, her indie-folk song cycle about women in Torah. She is currently at work on an independent feature film, A Kaddish for Bernie Madoff. Rabins lives in Portland with her husband and their two children.

JESSE LICHTENSTEIN’s poems have appeared in The Paris ReviewBoston ReviewDenver Quarterly, and other journals. He has written about contemporary poetry for The Atlantic magazine.

MATTHEW MINICUCCI is the author of the collection Small Gods, winner of the 2019 Oregon Book Award for poetry, and Translation, winner of the 2014 Wick Poetry Prize at Kent State University Press. His poems and essays appear in Alaska Quarterly ReviewThe Believer, the Gettysburg ReviewOregon HumanitiesThe Southern Review, and the Virginia Quarterly Review.

DAVID NAIMON’s work has appeared or is forthcoming in OrionTin HouseBoulevardAGNIBlack Warrior Review, and elsewhere. It has garnered a Pushcart prize, been reprinted in The Best Small Fictions, and cited in Best American Essays and Best American Travel Writing.  He is the co-author, with Ursula K. Le Guin, of Ursula K. Le Guin: Conversations on Writing, which won the 2019 Locus Award in nonfiction and was a Hugo Award finalist.  He lives in Portland, where he hosts the literary radio broadcast and podcast Between the Covers (whose archive can be found at: tinhouse.com/podcasts)

ED SKOOG is the author of Travelers Leaving for the City, which will be published by Copper Canyon Press in May 2020, and three other collections. His poems have appeared in The New YorkerHarper’sThe New Republic, and elsewhere.


March 13
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Mother Foucault’s Bookshop
523 SE Morrison St
Portland, OR 97214


Mother Foucault’s Bookshop