[Local events] Sun. 4/7: Laura Moriarty & Morgan Ritter

David Abel david at thetextgarage.com
Thu Mar 21 19:00:11 PDT 2013

Spare Room <http://www.flim.com/spareroom/> presents a reading by

*Laura Moriarty
Morgan Ritter*

Sunday, April 7
7:30 pm

*Division Leap* <http://www.divisionleap.com/>
_/new location/_
6635 N. Baltimore, Suite 132
St. Johns, Portland

_Upcoming readings_
April 28  Andrew Zawacki & Mary Szybist
May 12   David Wolach & Valerie Wernet
June tba   Kathryn Pringle & Donald Dunbar

*Morgan Ritter* is a witch who received her BA in Intermedia from 
Pacific Northwest College of Art in 2011. Her sculptures and videos have 
been exhibited at Portland Institute of Contemporary Art, the Henry Art 
Museum (Seattle) and Centre Pompidou (Paris). Publication Studio 
released /The Thoughtful Digestion of Unique Objects, Complex Subjects & 
Composited Projects/, with an introductory note by artist Dana Dart 
McLean; her book of poetry /Who Is In Charge/ is soon to be edited and 
rereleased by c_L in Portland. She is currently working on fresh nuanced 
sculpture and bitchy poems.

*Laura Moriarty* was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, and grew up in Cape 
Cod, Massachusetts, and in Northern California. She attended the 
University of California at Berkeley. She has taught at Naropa 
University and Mills College and is now the Deputy Director of Small 
Press Distribution. Her recent books include /A Tonalist /(Nightboat 
Books, 2010), /A Semblance: Selected and New Poems, 1975-2007/ 
(Omnidawn, 2007), and the novel /Ultravioleta/ (Atelos, 2006). /Who That 
Divines/ is coming out from Nightboat Books next spring.


Early mugwort
Come here my love play
Blooms for all its
Claim to discontinuity
Continues to be
Born of spring
The prediction machine
You old reprobate
No escape but in
Turns we take
With each next
Local rhapsodic
Suggest away you say
For what its worth
Ending naked
Glass of green wine
Face of earth

*Laura Moriarty*

*French Lesson*

Your inadequacies make you less attentive
More expensive

A cell phone resting upon a bed of sweet white flowers
But it is left in the rain
in the south of France

I smell a fantastic dinner
At the modest café

Don't let modesty fool you
Look what happened to the phone

*Morgan Ritter*

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