[Local events] Mon 11/5: Dante Micheaux & Samiya Bashir

David Abel david at thetextgarage.com
Tue Oct 30 12:59:44 PDT 2018

/Spare Room and Passages Bookshop present/

*Da**nte Micheaux & Samiya Bashir*

*Monday, November 5*
7:00 pm

*Passages Bookshop* <http://www.passagesbookshop.com>
1223 NE ML King Blvd.

$5 suggested donation; no one turned away

*Dante Micheaux* is the author of /Amorous Shepherd/ (Sheep Meadow 
Press) and /Circus/, released earlier this year by Indolent Books. His 
poems and translations have appeared in /Poetry, The American Poetry 
Review, Callaloo, PN Review, The African American Review, /and/Tongue/, 
among other journals and anthologies. Micheaux's work has been honored 
by the Vera List Center for Art & Politics, the Oscar Wilde Award, and 
fellowships from Cave Canem Foundation and the New York Times Foundation.

*Samiya Bashir*'s most recent book of poetry, /Field Theories/, “wends 
its way through quantum mechanics, chicken wings and Newports, love and 
a shoulder’s chill, melding blackbody theory (idealized perfect 
absorption, as opposed to the whitebody’s idealized reflection) with 
real live Black bodies in poems that span lyric, narrative, dramatic, 
and multi-media experience, engaging their containers while pushing 
against their constraints.” During the six months leading up to the 
release of /Field Theories/, Bashir created six short videopoems in 
collaboration with video artist Roland Dahwen Wu (Patua Films) and 
dancer Keyon Gaskin (Physical Education). Bashir teaches at Reed 
College, where her magic cat occasionally crashes her classes and poetry 

_*Upcoming Readings*_

*November 18
*Jen Denrow
Rodney Koeneke

*January 11*/
/(at Eliot Chapel, Reed College)
reading and book launch for
Bill Berkson's memoir, /Since When
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