[Local events] Sunday 6/21: Sarah Mangold & Chris Piuma

David Abel passages at rdrop.com
Thu Jun 5 15:08:17 PDT 2008

Spare Room presents

Sarah Mangold

Chris Piuma

Saturday, June 21, 7:30 pm

Concordia Coffee House
2909 NE Alberta

$5.00 suggested donation

spareroom at flim.com

Upcoming readings:

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 
is mandatory.


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

for Elijah

All these words here are all wrong.
All wrong words are here, among these words.

   -- Chris Piuma

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