If Not For Kidnap

a portland, ore. poetry concern

Diana Arterian, Nicole Trigg, and Amaranth Borsuk

If Not For Kidnap - Poetry - Diana Arterian, Amaranth Borsuk, Nicole Trigg



5 PM


2505 SE 11TH AVE #101

FREE! (but bring $ for booze & books:)

Diana Arterian is a Poetry Editor at Noemi Press, and creator and Managing Editor of Ricochet, a publisher of poetry and prose chapbooks. Her own chapbook, Death Centos, was recently published by Ugly Duckling Presse, and her writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Black Warrior Review, Two Serious Ladies and The Volta, among others.

Nicole Trigg lives in Oakland, works at Small Press Distribution, and is the author of a chapbook, Double Cup. At present she studies radical prose forms and is writing a “poet’s novel.”

Amaranth Borsuk is the author of the chapbook, Tonal Saw (The Song Cave, 2010); Handiwork (Slope Editions, 2012), selected by Paul Hoover for the 2011 Slope Editions Book Prize; and, together with programmer Brad Bouse, of Between Page and Screen (Siglio Press, 2012), a book of augmented-reality poems. Her collaboration with Kate Durbin and Ian Hatcher, Abra, recently received an Expanded Artists’ Books grant from the Center for Book and Paper Arts at Columbia College Chicago and will be issued as an artist’s book and iPad app in late 2013. She has a Ph.D. in Literature and Creative Writing from the University of Southern California and recently served as Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in the Humanities at MIT, where she taught classes on digital, visual, and material poetics. She is an Assistant Professor in Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences at the University of Washington, Bothell, where she also teaches in the MFA in Creative Writing and Poetics.


We’ll be running over to the Danniel Schoonebeek American Barricade release party afterwards! Featuring Kidnapees Lisa Ciccarello, Rich Smith, and Zachary Schomburg, and Kidnapper Stacey Tran–come with!


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This entry was posted on March 9, 2014 by in Portland Poetry Reading.

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