[Local events] FWD: Sat. 5/23, Smith/Nichols/Coleman

David Abel passages at rdrop.com
Tue May 19 08:16:39 PDT 2009

from Rodney Koeneke:

The next Tangent reading will be on SATURDAY, MAY 23, with Washington, 
DC poets Rod Smith and Mel Nichols. They'll be joined by former DCer 
(but now Portland's own) Jen Coleman. The reading will be the west coast 
launch for Mel's new book, Catalytic Exteriorization Phenomenon, a 
finalist for the National Poetry Series and published this spring by 
DC's seminal Edge Books. Feel free to stick around the Clinton 
afterwards to meet the poets.

Clinton Corner Café, 2633 SE 21st Ave. (@ Clinton)

JEN COLEMAN is a Minnesota poet by way of DC, New York and now Portland. 
Former co-editor of the literary magazine Pom2 and co-curator of the DC 
based “In Your Ear” reading series. Jen also has a chapbook, 
“Propinquity,” and her work has appeared in The Tangent, Ixnay, Chain 
and other awesome journals.

MEL NICHOLS is the author of Bicycle Day (Slack Buddha Press 2008), The 
Beginning of Beauty, Part 1: hottest new ringtones mnichol6 (Edge Books 
2007), Day Poems (Edge Books 2005), and just out from Edge Books, 
Catalytic Exteriorization Phenomenon (finalist in the National Poetry 
Series). With Mark Cunningham she recently collaborated on the online 
chapbook nightlightnight. She teaches at George Mason University.

ROD SMITH'S most recent book is Deed (University of Iowa, 2007). He is 
also the author of Music or Honesty, The Good House, Poèmes de 
l’araignée (France), In Memory of My Theories, The Boy Poems, Protective 
Immediacy, and New Mannerist Tricycle with Lisa Jarnot and Bill Luoma. A 
CD, Fear the Sky, came out from Narrow House Recordings in 2005. He 
edits Aerial Magazine and publishes Edge Books. Smith is also editing, 
with Peter Baker and Kaplan Harris, The Selected Letters of Robert 
Creeley for the University of California Press.

UPCOMING READINGS: SAT., 6/27, Stephanie Young, Dana Ward & Cynthia Sailers

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