Hot poetry week in Portland!

Wow, what a week for poetry in stumptown!

Just look at this lineup:

Saturday, March 10, the Switch series I curate with Jeremy Davis and Paul Maziar hosts Oregon Book Award finalist Alicia Cohen and Brooklyn, New York, poet and Litmus Press founder E. Tracy Grinnell, with music from the ladies of Axton Kincaid and art by Julie Costanzo, 7 p.m. 109 SE Salmon St.

On Sunday, March 11, Powell’s on Hawthorne hosts Julian T. Brolaski of Brooklyn, New York, and Judith Goldman, temporarily of Portland. Each has a fabulous new book out, 4 p.m., 3723 SE Hawthorne Blvd.

On Tuesday, March 13, the If Not for Kidnap Reading Series hosts Eileen Myles from New York City and Rachel Springer of Portland, with music by Diagonal People, doors at 7:30, 3968 SE Mall St., Apt A

Thursday, March 15, a big group of poets is reading works they wrote as if they were “works by others.” Readers include Donald Dunbar, Sam Lohmann, Jerry Harp, Lindsay Allison Ruoff, Robert Duncan Gray, Alex Behr, Emily Kendal Frey, David Knowles, Joseph Mains, B.T. Shaw, Amy Bernstein, 6 p.m., Place Gallery, 700 SW 5th Ave.
And to round out your week of poetry bliss, on Friday, March 16, the Bad Blood Reading Series hosts CA Conrad of Philadelphia, who also has a new book out, with James Gendron of Portland, doors at 7:30, reading at 8:30, 417 SE 11th Ave.

And I probably missed some. Go reading curators of Portland!


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