a portland, ore. poetry concern
Friday, October 3rd, 7:30pm
Ristretto Roasters – 555 NE Couch St.
CARL ADAMSHICK is the Author of Curses and Wishes winner of the Walt Whitman Award from The Academy of American Poets. His second book, Saint Friend, is published with McSweeney’s. He is a founder of Tavern Books, a non-profit poetry press dedicated to the preservation of the written word.
SARAH BARTLETT lives in Portland, OR. Her chapbook, Freud Blah Blah Blah, is forthcoming from Rye House Press. She is the co-author of two chapbook collaborations: Baby On The Safe Side (Publishing Genius in 2011) and A Mule-Shaped Cloud (horse less press 2008). Her recent work has appeared in: Swine, Ilk, iO, Eleven Eleven, Phantom Limb, Heavy Feather Review, Spork, Sixth Finch, NOÖ, inter|rupture, and elsewhere.
JENNY DRAI’s poetry has appeared recently in or is forthcoming in American Letters & Commentary, Denver Quarterly, Dusie, Handsome, New American Writing, and the Volta. She is the author of two chapbooks, “:Body Wolf:” (Horse Less Press) and “”The New Sorrow Is Less Than the Old Sorrow” (forthcoming from Black Lawrence Press), as well as a novella, “Letters to Quince” (winner of the 2014 Deerbird Novella Prize, forthcoming from Artistically Declined Press). She also wrote a novel about Jesus, kung fu, polar bears, and Gilgamesh, which was a finalist in the Subito Press Prose Prize. She is currently at work on another novel.