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BODY & GLASS – Rodney Koeneke, Samiya Bashir, Emily Kendal Frey, Allison Cobb
June 9, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday, June 9 we’re hosting a poetry reading with friends, for friends, by friends. Rodney Koeneke & Friends.
Rodney Koeneke’s most recent book of poems, Body & Glass, is just out from Wave Books. Other collections include Etruria (Wave, 2014), Musee Mechanique (BlazeVOX, 2006), and Rouge State (Pavement Saw, 2003). His work has appeared in Fence, Granta, Harriet, Harper’s, The Nation, Poetry, Zyzzyva, and elsewhere. He lives in Portland, Oregon.
Samiya Bashir’s books of poetry: Field Theories (winner of the 2018 Oregon Book Award for Poetry), Gospel, and Where the Apple Falls, and anthologies, including Role Call: A Generational Anthology of Social & Political Black Literature & Art, exist. She lives in Portland with a magic cat who shares her obsession with trees and blackbirds and occasionally crashes her classes and poetry salons at Reed College.
Emily Kendal Frey lives in Portland, Oregon. She is the author of several chapbooks and chapbook collaborations. Her first full-length collection, The Grief Performance, won the Norma Farber First Book Award from The Poetry Society of America. Her second collection, Sorrow Arrow, won the Oregon Book Award. She is a practicing psychotherapist.
Allison Cobb is the author of After We All Died (Ahsahta Press); Plastic: an autobiography (Essay Press EP series); Born2 (Chax Press); and Green-Wood, originally published by Factory School with a new edition forthcoming in 2018 from Nightboat Books. After We All Died was a finalist for the National Poetry Series and the Oregon Book Award. Allison lives in Portland, where she co-curates the Switch reading, art, and performance series.