[Local events] Sunday 6/21: Sarah Mangold & Chris Piuma
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Thu Jun 5 15:08:17 PDT 2008
Spare Room presents
Saturday, June 21, 7:30 pm
Concordia Coffee House
2909 NE Alberta
$5.00 suggested donation
spareroom at flim.com
July 13 Jennifer Bartlett & Jim Stewart
July 20 Steve Dickison & Susan Gevirtz
August 24 Lee Ann Brown & Cynthia Nelson
Sarah Mangold is the author of Household Mechanics (New Issues) and a
slew of chapbooks, most recently Parlor, a limited edition print and
e/chap from the Dusie Kollectiv. She publishes Bird Dog, a journal of
innovative writing and art and co-edits with Maryrose Larkin,
FLASH+CARD, a chapbook and ephemera press. She lives and works in Seattle.
Chris Piuma moved to Portland eight and a half years ago. He is a
cofounder of Spare Room and has emceed maybe half their readings to
date. And now he is leaving. He is moving to Toronto to go to grad
school. He will miss you terribly.
This is your last chance to see him read in Portland for a while. So
attendance is mandatory.
The last time attendance was mandatory at one of his readings, he read a
poem for each of the people who attended the reading -- forty-seven
poems personalized for the forty-seven people packed into the cafe at
Borders. He is not going to read a poem personalized for each person who
comes this time, and yet attendance is once again mandatory.
It will be a nice Saturday night in June in Portland, and you will have
many options for what to do with yourself that night, but alas
attendance is mandatory and you will be at the reading. His book
Exercises in Penmanship came out in 2007 and is available under
mysterious circumstances. His poetry blog, Buggeryville, can be read at
As usual, he is writing what he will read specifically for this reading.
And -- this cannot be stressed enough -- your attendance at this reading
an eternal appropriateness
he likes steps into tricks
and hot half-a-pineapple
dearly now to find hugeness
in human your human form
-- Sarah Mangold
All these words here are all wrong.
All wrong words are here, among these words.
-- Chris Piuma
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