[Local events] FWD: Tue. 5/26, INFK presents Schomburg & Gendron

David Abel passages at rdrop.com
Tue May 19 23:16:32 PDT 2009

from Donald Dunbar:

If Not For Kidnap Poetry invites you to an evening with local poets

Zachary Schomburg and James Gendron

Tuesday, May 26th
7:30 pm

3968 SE Mall St., Apt A


Beer and wine provided, perhaps food (if we can scrape together the 
money)! If you feel like it, bring something to share! Also, donations 
totally not turned down!

Zachary Schomburg is the author of two books of poems, The Man Suit 
(Black Ocean 2007), and the forthcoming Scary, No Scary (Black Ocean 
2009), and some poetry chapbooks, most recently The Pond (Greying Ghost 
Press) and I Am a Small Boy(Factory Hollow). He co-edits an online 
poetry magazine,Octopus, and a small press, Octopus Books. He teaches 
film, literature, and writing at Portland State and Portland Community 
College. At INFK Zach will show us poems using video footage from his 
Olympus snapshot camera. With this manipulated footage, and a 
combination of text, and music, comes Schomburg's Poem-Film project.

James Gendron is from the sun. In 1996 he almost died from a cocaine 
underdose. He votes ironically. For three years, he "lived" in Syracuse. 
Lou Reed paid for 1/3 of his MFA. His poems are forthcoming in Fence. 
His band, Stabotage, rules; and this Saturday they're playing at the 
Kenton Club with Dean Gorman. His poems explore themes of greatness, 
wonderfulness, patience, charity, and sex. His favorite book is Leaves 
of Grass, which he one day hopes to go back in time and make obscure, so 
that he seems cooler. He's in the process of pulling a "Single White 
Female" on his mentor, Michael Burkard. He's taught at Portland State, 
Syracuse University, and the Onondaga Nation School.

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