[Local events] Fri 10/23: Zurawski & Tran

David Abel david at thetextgarage.com
Sun Oct 18 12:49:09 PDT 2015

/*Spare Room <http://www.flim.com/spareroom> & the Switch 
<http://theswitchpdx.blogspot.com> present*/

*Magdalena Zurawski & Stacey Tran*

*Friday, October 23*
7:00 PM

*Independent Publishing Resource Center*
1001 SE Division

/*Upcoming readings:
*/11/7   Peter O'Leary & Valerie Wernet
11/21  Maged Zaher & Michael Weaver

*Magdalena Zurawski'*s poetry collection, /Companion Animal/, was 
published in 2015 by Litmus Press. She is also the author of the novel 
The Bruise (FC2, 2008). Her online column on teaching aesthetics after 
Ferguson can be viewed at /Jacket2/. Zurawski teaches in the Creative 
Writing Program at the University of Georgia.

*Stacey Tran* is a curator of Pure Surface and an editor at Poor 
Claudia; www.staceytran.com


After everyone stops
smoking the Ovid
it gets ugly to be alive.

The dead refuse us
and instead someone I know turns over
a police car and nothing

happens anymore not even
my face so empty and
too full of other people's


I was bored and you
were bored, remember?

We dreamed of
leaving our heads
without a single
noun in them.

*Magdalena Zurawski*


I'm in no danger

flowers resemble
years of wandering
aiming elsewhere

a puzzle of a map

try to help

scatter laughter

pick out paint

exaggerated care

a nest
an open wound

*Stacey Tran*
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