Sunday, November 28, 2010

Poetry Readings This Week - 12/1 & 12/7

A couple of upcoming poetry events:

Tomorrow, 12/1 7:30-9:00

Things happening at this event include:
  • Internationally acclaimed whistler and magician Mitch Hider is collaborating with Kaia Sand to tell a tale of financial fiasco
  • Installation projects by Jennifer Hardacker (Sheltered—a video) and David Buuck (“Matta Clark Park Series”—a poster project)
  • Come early for the Right 2 Survive craft fair starting at 6PM

An Event of Poetry, Art, & Music at Switchyard Studios

George Rachel, James Gendron, Michael Roberts
plus music & art (tba)

Tuesday, December 7
7:30 pm


Also, I'd like to invite anyone hosting any poetry (and I use the term "poetry" very loosely here) event in Portland to e-mail me at bryancoffelt (at) gmail (dot) com and I'll try to get the event up on this blog. So excited about the things that have been happening around here lately.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Vids from Summer Reading @ Ampersand

Videos from a reading I did this summer with Emily Kendal Frey and Evelyn Hampton.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Poetry Readings This Weekend - 11/19

Friday, November 19 · 7:00pm - 10:00pm


Rodney Koeneke will also be reading tonight. Yet another reason to get up in this.


Mingling hour at 7. Reading starts at 8. With a donation of any amount, you will receive a limited edition hand-bound Bad Blood chapbook of Brandon Downing's poems.

BRANDON DOWNING is a photographer, collagist, filmmaker and poet. A longtime member of the Flarf Collective, his books include Lake Antiquity: Poems 1996-2008 (Fence, 2009), The Shirt Weapon (Germ Monographs, 2002), and Dark Brandon (Faux Press, 2005). A feature-length collection of his short films, Dark Brandon: Eternal Classics, was released on DVD in 2007, with a further installment expected in 2010. Photographic work can be seen at, while recent video projects can often be found at He lives in New York City.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Poetry Readings This Weekend - 11/12 & 11/14

Switchyard Studios presents: "The Switch"

Friday, November 12 · 7:30pm - 10:00pm

Switchyard Studios, 109 SE Salmon St., Portland, OR
Emily Kendal Frey
Sarah Bartlett
Dean Gorman

Tara Williamson

Krislyn Dillard
Lindsay De Armond!


Sunday, November 14 7:30 pm - ?

The Waypost, 3120 N. Williams Ave., 503-367-3182

Amina Cain
Jennifer Calkins
Doug Nufer
Pam Ore
Mathew Timmons
Christine Wertheim

$5 suggested donation

Friday, November 5, 2010

Poetry Readings This Weekend - 11/6 & 11/7

"Tangent is pleased to host a cross-genre reading of fiction, poetry, and non-fiction on SATURDAY, 6 November at 7 PM. Portland-based writer and editor KEVIN SAMPSELL will be joined by Southern California writers K. LORRAINE GRAHAM and MARK WALLACE. The event will take place at the Open Space Café in Southeast Portland (2815 SE Holgate).

Tangent presents:
Open Space Cafe, 2815 SE Holgate (corner of SE Holgate & 28th Ave) Portland, (503) 233-6736
Admission is free.

KEVIN SAMPSELL is the author of the short story collections, Beautiful Blemish and Creamy Bullets. His newest book is the memoir, A Common Pornography. He has been the publisher of Future Tense Books, a micropress, since 1990.

K. LORRAINE GRAHAM is the author of Terminal Humming (Edge Books), and her visual work has appeared in the Zaoem International Poetry Exhibition at the Minardschouwburg, Gent, Belgium, and the Infusoria visual poetry exhibition in Brussels. She lives in Carlsbad, CA, with her partner Mark Wallace and Lester Young, a pacific parrotlet. You can find her online at

MARK WALLACE is the author of more than fifteen books and chapbooks of poetry, fiction, and essays. Temporary Worker Rides A Subway won the 2002 Gertrude Stein Poetry Award and was published by Green Integer Books. His critical articles and reviews have appeared in numerous publications, and he has co-edited two essay collections, Telling It Slant: Avant Garde Poetics of the 1990s, and A Poetics of Criticism. Most recently he has published a short story collection, Walking Dreams (2007), and a book of poems, Felonies of Illusion (2008). Forthcoming in early 2011 is his second novel, The Quarry and The Lot. He teaches at California State University San Marcos."

Sunday, November 7
7:30 pm

The Waypost
3120 N. Williams Ave.

$5 suggested donation

Lewis Warsh's most recent books are A Place in the Sun (Spuyten Duyvil, 2010) and Inseparable: Poems 1995-2005 (Granary, 2008). He is editor and publisher of United Artists Books and director of the MFA program in creative writing at Long Island University in Brooklyn.

Alicia Cohen is a poet and literary scholar who lives in Portland, Oregon. Her recent book Debts and Obligations was published by O Books; her first book Bear was published by Handwritten Press. She has taught at Portland State University and Reed College.