Local Writing Competition: $500 Prize

The 2015 Writer’s Block Festival  is now accepting submissions for its prose contest.

In collaboration with the Blue Mesa Review, the Writer’s Block Festival announces its 3rd annual writing competition. This year, we’re looking for prose—fiction or creative nonfiction. The winner will receive a $500 prize, publication in the Spring 2016 issue of Blue Mesa Review, and an invitation to read (or have work read) at the Writer’s Block Festival on November 14.

Final judges for this prize are Brenna Gomez, editor-in-chief of Blue Mesa Review, and Jason Thayer, fiction editor. Blue Mesa Review is a literary magazine published by the creative writing department at the University of New Mexico, committed to publishing high-quality literature from emerging and established writers whose work represents the diversity of the literary world and prompts conversation between readers and writers.”

Submission fee for each entry: $11 to Submittable, through the November 1, deadline.

Manuscripts are accepted via SUBMITTABLE through the November 1, 2015 deadline.

Guidelines: Send 5–20 pages of fiction or creative non-fiction (maximum of one short story/flash fiction/essay, or an excerpt from a longer work) in ONE WORD DOC.

Your name and contact info must NOT appear anywhere on the manuscript. Filling out Submittable’s “cover letter” field is unnecessary, but you may. Friends and family members of the judges, and students who have studied with the judges within the last five years, should not apply.

Co-authored works are acceptable. Submitting multiple batches is fine with entry and fee for each.

Submit your work here!

 Please E-mail the contest directors with with further questions.

Twitter: @BlueMesaReview https://twitter.com/bluemesareview

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/blue.m.review

Instagram: https://instagram.com/bluemesareview/

*all info pulled from : http://www.louisvilleliteraryarts.org/#!prose-contest/cd4d

write on,

Rachel Short


Sandra Marchetti’s book tour swings by Louisville for a chat on our Radio hour [6.25.15]

Sandra Marchetti is the author of Confluence, a debut full-length collection of poetry from Sundress Publications, and a co-author of Heart Radicals, with Les Kay, Allie Marini, and Janeen Rastall. Eating Dog Press published an illustrated letterpress edition of her essays and poetry, A Detail in the Landscape, and her first volume, The Canopy, won Midwest Writing Center’s Mississippi Valley Chapbook Contest. Sandy won Second Prize in Prick of the Spindle’s 2014 Poetry Open and her work appears in The Hollins Critic, Sugar House Review, Ecotone, Green Mountains Review, Blackbird, Southwest Review, and elsewhere. She is a Lecturer in Interdisciplinary Studies at Aurora University outside of her hometown of Chicago.

Tune into artxfm.com Thursday at 1pm EDT to hear poems from her book “Confluence” and conversation with host, Rachel Short. There’s a pretty rad review up on RUMPUS

and some introductory FAQ

Q: What was the inspiration for the book?

A: The influences for Confluence are named in the book, quite literally. If you read the epigraphs, notes, and the poems themselves, you’ll see names everywhere. An-
nie Dillard, Elizabeth Bishop, Apollinaire, Octavio Paz, Manet, Dutch painters, Hopkins, and even songwriters lend themselves to my poems. All authors have influences, and I wanted mine laid bare.

Q: Can you talk a bit about the book’s subject matter?

A: I wrote Confluence while living away from my home-

town for the first time. I was in my mid-twenties and didn’t realize how homesick I would become for the broad horizons of the Midwest and the long walks I took

along the DuPage River outside of Chicago. I also didn’t realize how isolated I would feel in Wash- ington, D.C. I wrote poems to remind myself of home, to remember that it existed. I wrote childhood memories of my first house, and roaming the parks I frequented in Illinois. I wrote about the winters, too. I also began dating my now husband long-distance while in D.C. Longing encapsulated that time period in my life, which is reflected in the work. Confluence is really about, not surprisingly, my reunion with the land and my fiancé when I moved back to Chicago.

Q: Who’s the audience you speak to in this book?

A: This book is for anyone who has a strong personal connection to a place where he or she lives or has lived. One poem reads, “Roam the ground where you are / mapped, flat and free, beneath / this sky, this new sea.” If you have lived in, or found the beauty in “flyover country,” you’ll enjoy the book. And of course love is always pretty juicy material for poems! Additionally, I use sound techniques in Conflu- ence that will appeal to those with a musical background.

Q: What sets Confluence apart from other collections of poetry on the shelf today?

A: Confluence definitely gestures toward poetry’s past—I read a lot of Dickinson, Whitman, Hopkins, and Emerson—and attempts to traverse some pretty traditional motifs: truth, beauty, symmetry, and love. However, the rhythms, akin to spoken word or even rap, explode Confluence out of the convention- al. My “universal” themes are examined in different lights, quite literally, and language. This is metrical poetry for the twenty-first century that addresses the panoramic ideas we most often want to read about.

 Here are other area events:

Wednesday at 8 pm, June 24th, I’ll read at Holler Poets Series in Lexington, KY:

Thursday at 1 pm, June 25th, I’ll be on Keep Louisville Literary in Louisville, KY. You can tune into the program here: http://www.artxfm.com/

Saturday at 1 pm, June 27th, I’ll be holding this fab workshop at Sundress Academy for the Arts at Firefly Farms | Knoxville in TN in conjunction with my publisher, Sundress Publications. Please consider signing up:https://www.facebook.com/events/1424376254548595/

Sunday at 2 pm, June 28th, I’ll be signing books at The Morris Book Shop in Lexington, KY: http://www.morrisbookshop.com/welcome

Other events coming up : Dreamland will host Wasted Letters Press on July 15th with local favorite Anthony Trotter Junior and the dreamland improv chamber orchestra.

The end of July will feature student writers on the radio hour for our OUT OF SCHOOL specials

stay tuned for more details

write on,

Rachel Short



This week on the radio hour: William S. Tribell + Readings at InKY and McQuixote on Friday

“William S. Tribell is a Pushcart Prize nominee with a penchant for travel.  Born in Central Kentucky, He has lived all over the country and the world.  Returning to the States last year after five years in Eastern Europe, William now lives in the Cumberland Gap Tenn. He is a member of the Southern Collective Experience.  His work appears in journals and magazines around the world, including Mensa’s Calliope, Pine Mountain Sand & Gravel, and Cowboys & Indians magazine. Many of his poems recorded spoken word and with instrumentation by Radio Hall of Fame inductee Gary Burbank, actor John Blyth Barrymore, Red State Update’s Travis Harmon and many others can be found online. William currently works part time as a reporter for the Daily News in Middlesboro Ky, he is a member of the Tri-State Paranormal Investigators cast of the TV show “Paranormal Journeys” in Middlesboro on MCTV 22 and  hehosts a weekly radio show called Spectrum that airs every Wednesday at midnight est.  on Appalshop’s WMMT 88.7 FM in Whitesburg Ky.

Repressions is a collection of poems by authors William S. Tribell, Tina Twito and J L Carey Jr. Their Repressionist movement culminated during the economic downturn exploring social and economic repressions, as well as, repressed memories and emotions. Many of their poems seek to understand and bring these repressions to the surface, thus re-pressing them or bringing them to light once again. The collection also captures the spirit of what came to be known as the “lost generation”. To learn more about this book please visit Black Madonna Press at Facebook https://www.facebook.com/BMPRepressions”

Tune in to Artxfm.com at 1pm EDT to hear excerpts from the book, Q&A and other meanderings of words.

Also this week: InKY

Friday, May 8 join Louisville Literary Arts for InKY @ Bard’s Town, 1801 Bardstown Rd.

FEATURED: Fiction writer and essayist, Caitlin Horrocks and poet, Kent Shaw, with special guests, poet, Chris McCurry, essayist and poet, Miles Fuller. Open mic sign-ups begin at 6:45, and the event will begin at exactly 7 p.m.
The May 9 poetry class will continue as scheduled, though the poet has changed! Poet, Cynthia Arrieu-King will teach the morning after her May 8 InKY Reading. Cynthia comes to us from Stockton University, New Jersey, where she is an associate professor and former Kundiman fellow. Her books of poetry include People are Tiny in Paintings of China (Octopus 2010) and Manifest (Switchback Books 2013). Cynthia works with the Gerladine R. Dodge Poetry Foundation’s programs for students and teachers in New Jersey schools. She has performed at the Asian-American Writers’ Worskshop, and is part of the Asian-North American Poetry Collective. She is a proud native of Louisville.

Help welcome Cynthia to our literary city on Friday, May 8th at the The Bard’s Town
Pre-registration for the class PYRO Gallery is required. Go to our website for details.

Caitlin Horrocks is author of the story collection This Is Not Your City, a New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice and a Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writers selection. She is currently a Bernheim Forest – Baltic Writing resident, and her stories appear in The New Yorker, The Best American Short Stories, The PEN/O. Henry Prize Stories, The Pushcart Prize, The Paris Review, The Atlantic, Tin House, One Story, and many other journals and anthologies. Her awards include the Plimpton Prize and fellowships to the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference and the MacDowell Colony. She teaches at Grand Valley State University and in the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College. She is the fiction editor of The Kenyon Review.

Kent Shaw, first book, Calenture, was published by University of Tampa Press. His poems have since appeared in The Believer, Ploughshares. Boston Review, American letters & Commentary, TriQuarterly and elsewhere. He is currently an Assistant Professor of English at West Virginia State University. He is also poetry editor at Better Magazine.

Christopher McCurry teaches high school English, is a Junior Editor at Accents Publishing, and a Field Office Advocate for poets. His poems have appeared in Limestone, the Los Angeles Review and Rabbit Catastrophe, Rattle and others. He is a Kentucky Teacher Fellow at the Bread Loaf School of English and the author of Splayed.

Miles Fuller is a poet, essayist, and visual artist with an MFA in Nonfiction Writing from the University of Iowa. His work has received accolades through the Academy of American Poets, AWP, Pushcart, and Best American Essays. He is currently working on a book-length project about Mormons and mental illness.

InKY Readings fall on the second Friday of every month, September – May, at The Bard’s Town (1801 Bardstown Rd.) at 7 p.m.

A N D    in    PORTLAND


Join us for a book signing with David Joiner and his debut novel, Lotusland.

Nathan Monroe is a 28-year-old American living in Ho Chi Minh City who falls in love with a poor but talented Vietnamese painter. When he fails to protect their love from her desperate chase for a better life in America, his safety net appears in the form of Anthony, an old domineering friend in Hanoi who hires Nathan at his real estate firm. Only much later does Nathan discover that Anthony has intended all along for him to take over his job and family so that he, too, can escape and start his life over in America.

Lotusland dramatizes the power imbalances between Westerners living abroad and between Westerners and Vietnamese – in love and friendship, in the consequences of war, and in the pursuit of dreams.


David Joiner was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio. He attended Earlham College and majored in Japanese Studies. During his junior year he made his first trip to Asia – a five-month study abroad program in Sapporo, Japan. Nine years and several trips to Asia later he earned his MFA from the University of Arizona where he studied fiction, nonfiction, and playwriting. He has been shuttling between the US, Vietnam, and Japan for all of his adult life.

David has lived and worked in Vietnam seven different times. His earliest experience in Vietnam was as a volunteer teacher in 1994 when he became the first American since the end of the Vietnam War to live and work in Dong Nai province. He has spent more than 10 of the last 20 years in Vietnam, making his home in such places as Saigon, Hanoi, Mui Ne, and Bien Hoa.

His debut novel Lotusland was published in March 2015 by Guernica Editions. He currently lives in Saigon where he is working on a second novel set on the Mekong

River in Vietnam and Cambodia.

Write on,

Rachel Short





TaniaJames on the radio hour [1pm] today, artxfm.com

Tania James was raised in Louisville, Kentucky and lives with her husband and son in Washington DC.

Her debut novel Atlas of Unknownswas published by Knopf in 2009, and was a New York Times Editor’s Choice, an Indie Next Notable, a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection, and a Best Book of 2009 for The San Francisco Chronicle and NPR. Her story collectionAerogrammes, also published by Knopf, was a Best Book of 2012 for Kirkus Reviews, Library Journal, andThe San Francisco Chronicle. Her stories have appeared in Boston Review, Granta, Kenyon Review, One Story, and A Public Space. Two stories from Aerogrammes were finalists for Best American Short Stories 2008 and 2013.

Tania is the recipient of fellowships from the Ragdale Foundation and the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities. From 2011-2012, she was a Fulbright fellow to India living in New Delhi.Tania-James-1014-037-BW-1024x682

Tania will be in person at Carmichael’s Bookstore tonight [7pm] for a reading and book signing.

Check out her website HERE 


The Tusk That Did the Damage

A tour de force set in South India that plumbs the moral complexities of the ivory trade through the eyes of a poacher, a documentary filmmaker, and, in a feat of audacious imagination, an infamous elephant known as the Gravedigger.

Orphaned by poachers as a calf and sold into a life of labor and exhibition, the Gravedigger breaks free of his chains and begins terrorizing the countryside, earning his name from the humans he kills and then buries. Manu, the studious younger son of a rice farmer, loses his cousin to the Gravedigger’s violence and is drawn, with his wayward brother Jayan, into the sordid, alluring world of poaching. Emma is a young American working on a documentary with her college best friend, who witnesses the porous boundary between conservation and corruption and finds herself in her own moral gray area: a risky affair with the veterinarian who is the film’s subject. As the novel hurtles toward its tragic climax, these three storylines fuse into a wrenching meditation on love and betrayal, duty and loyalty, and the vexed relationship between man and nature.

With lyricism and suspense, Tania James animates the rural landscapes where Western idealism clashes with local reality; where a farmer’s livelihood can be destroyed by a rampaging elephant; where men are driven to poaching. In James’ arrestingly beautiful prose, The Tusk That Did the Damage blends the mythical and the political to tell a wholly original, utterly contemporary story about the majestic animal, both god and menace, that has mesmerized us for centuries.


ArtFM Radio hour: March 5.2015 : Nettie Farris : Matthew Haughton : Jonathan Wood

Tune in HERE this Thursday 1pm EST

Readings and Q&A with Nettie Farris and Matthew Haughton


Musical interludes by Jonathan Wood

When you dig it:  You can then see them collaborate LIVE at Subterranean Phrases

on March 11 @ Decca [812 e. market st ] EVENT PAGE HERE

Subterranean Phrases is a reading series that matches writers and musicians to perform unrehearsed collaborations creating interesting juxtapositions of verbal and musical phrases. It’s subterranean in the cellar lounge at Decca Restaurant.

Can’t wait until March 11th to hear some incredible local readings?  I don’t blame you. Fear not. the Portland Poetry Series happens on MONDAY, March 2ND @ McQuixote Books and Coffee with 4 FOUR outstanding writers. 

Amber Burns : Adam Day : Jeremy Clark : Yolantha Harrison-Pace



All bios below

Nettie Farris is the author of Communion (Accents Publishing, 2013). She teaches writing as an adjunct instructor and has earned a Distinguished Teaching Award from the College of Arts and Sciences University of Louisville. She has won first place prizes in both Graduate Poetry and Graduate Research from the Metroversity Writing Contest. In 2011 she received the Kudzu Poetry Prize. Her poetry has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She lives in Floyds Knobs, Indiana. Her chapbook, Fat Crayons, is forthcoming from Finishing Line Press.

Matthew Haughton’s latest book of poetry is “Stand in the Stillness of Woods” (WordTech Editions). His chapbook, “Bee-coursing Box” (Accents Publications) was nominated for the Weatherford Award for Appalachian Poetry Book of the Year. His poems have appeared in many journals including Appalachian Heritage, The Four Way Review, Still, Border Crossing, and The Louisville Review. He is currently a student at the Bread Loaf School of English, where he is on a generous fellowship from the C.E. and S. Foundation. Haughton works as a school teacher in his native Kentucky.


From songwriter to improviser, Jonathan Glen Wood answers creativity’s call with openness and honesty, seeking clarity on an important inner journey. Whether performing with Old Baby, Jaye Jayle, Lowe Sutherland or Catherine Irwin, Wood strives to find new modes of creative expression, which lead to new musical possibilities. After a wide range of solo releases in 2014 ultimately uniting folk songwriting and synthesizer tones, he’s started 2015 by releasing, “On Remembering,” a wholly instrumental ambient synthesizer affair.

Amber Burns was born and raised in Louisville, KY. She earned her BA in English and Pan-African Studies from the University of Louisville. Amber first began performing her poetry in 2008 as a member of the feminist choreo-poetry troupe, S.H.E.! (Solidifying Her Evolution). She is now a seasoned poet and uses the stage as a platform to discuss the intersections of race, class, gender and sexuality. Amber is the Assistant Director of New Roots, Inc., a Louisville based non-profit working to make fresh local food affordable for those who need it most.

Jeremy Clark was born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky. He recently graduated from the University of Louisville with a degree in Pan-African Studies. In 2014, he was chosen to attend the Callaloo Creative Writing Workshop, and his work is forthcoming in PLUCK! and Callaloo.

Adam Day’s forthcoming collection is Model of City in Civil War (Sarabande Books, April 2015). He is the recipient of a Poetry Society of America Chapbook Fellowship for Badger, Apocrypha, and of a PEN Emerging Writers Award. His work has appeared in the Boston Review, American Poetry Review, Poetry London, The Iowa Review, and elsewhere. He coordinates The Baltic Writing Residency in Latvia, Scotland, and Bernheim Arboretum & Research Forest.

Yolantha Harrison-Pace was born in Tacoma, Washington, but lived her early childhood in Amarillo, Texas during segregation until her family moved to Champaign, Illinois in 1966. There integration became a part of her everyday life, often just because her family of 7 attended an event or she and one of her 4 brothers were the only African American student in the classroom. This unique legacy of having lived on both sides of the track, segregation and integration, has been influential in her love for and artistic portrayals of her precious home, America. Pace uses her art forms as tools and strategies for supporting her platform of unity through the pursuit of cultural excellence. Her focus group emphasis is underserved populations in America and beyond. Yolantha is an advocate for abused family members, especially concerning hate crimes against women and children. She has been a Children’s Ambassador for Haiti since the year 2000. She is a teaching artist, playwright, poet and author and has had her play THE WHOLE SKY premier at Berea College. Her multitude of writings have gleaned her such honors as Poet of the Year, Book of Poetry of the Year, and won her the personal accolade of Humanitarian Author of the year. Her works have gone international through her postings as an adjunct writer for University of Southern California’s Art Institute for Genetic Medicine. In addition, as an Urban Folk Artist, Pace’s primitive Angel dolls are owned by collectors around the world. Her newest release: UNCLE THAXTER is a children’s book celebrating friends and family of wounded warriors.


INKY+AXTON SERIES+LANCE G>NEWMAN on the radio hour [2.12.15]

The spring season of the Axton Reading Series kicks off this Thursday, 3pm, at the University of Louisville.

Sayed Kashua is the author of three novels: Dancing Arabs, Let it Be Morning and Person Singular, winner of the Berstein Prize. Kashua also writes a satirical weekly column in Hebrew for the Israeli newspaper Ha’aretz. In a humorous, tongue-in-cheek style, Kashua addresses the problems faced by Arabs in Israel, caught between two worlds. He is the writer and creator of the hit Israeli TV show Arab Labor(Avoda Aravit), now in its third season. In 2004 Kashua was awarded the Prime Minister’s Prize in Literature. He is also the subject of the documentary Forever Scared.

Kashua’s presentation at UofL is entitled “The Foreign Mother Tongue: Living and Writing as a Palestinian in Israel.” His visit is co-sponsored by the Program in Judaic Studies in the Division of Humanities.

Presentation: Thursday, 2/12, 3:00PM-5:00PM, Chao Auditorium, Ekstrom Library

Master Class: Friday, 2/13, 10:00Am-Noon, Bingham Humanities 300

Lynn MelnickDeborah Bernhardt, and Jeremy Clark read for the InKY Reading Series this Friday the 13th (sponsored by Louisville Literary Arts) at The Bard’s Town, beginning 7 pm.

LYNN MELNICK is the author of If I Should Say I Have Hope (YesYes Books, 2012) and the co-editor, with Brett Fletcher Lauer, of Please Excuse This Poem: 100 New Poets for the Next Generation (Viking, 2015). Her poetry has appeared in The New Republic, The Paris Review, A Public Space, and elsewhere. Her fiction has appeared in Opium and Forklift, Ohio and she has written essays and book reviews for Boston Review, Coldfront, LA Review of Books, and Poetry Daily, among others.

DEBORAH BERNHARDT is the author of Driftology (New Michigan Press/DIAGRAM, 2013) and Echolalia (Four Way Books, 2006). Her poetry has appeared in American Letters & Commentary, Barrow Street, columbia poetry review, Court Green, Cue, Fence, Free Verse, New American Writing, The Offending Adam, Trickhouse, TYPO, Verse Daily, Volt, and elsewhere.

JEREMY CLARK was born and raised west of the 9th Street Divide. He recently graduated from the University of Louisville with a degree in Pan-African Studies. In 2014, he was chosen to attend the Callaloo Creative Writing Workshop, and his work is forthcoming in PLUCK! and Callaloo.

Thursday, on the radio hour on artxfm.com, I’ll be chatting with Lance G. Newman, 1pm EST

Lance G. Newman, also known as Mr. SpreadtheLove. is a poet, spoken word artist, instructor, community advocate, and performance art host who has been working diligently at receiving grants for his community project: SpreadLovEnterprise. He hosts workshops and events for healing and creativity:

Poetry Workshops!!!

Educational Articles
Blog Talk
Word Play (Activities)
& More!!!


“Children and adults alike enthusiastically embrace poetry through SpreadLove poetry workshops. Dissecting both written & oral tradition Mr. SpreadLove, Lance G Newman II, instructors his students to read and write poetry with a greater understanding of poetical devices.

Exploration of poetical devices such as: wordplay, alliteration, personification, metaphors, satire among many other techniques are used to compose original works.  After participants compose their written poetry they are able to learn memorization and stage presence techniques.

Spoken-word poetry derives from folklore which is the art of storytelling. Not only has humanity’s history been vividly recorded by such method but challenging qualms and also affirmations of hope. Spreadlove is certain that you have a story to share.”

Tune in to artFm on Thursday at 1pm to hear about the status on the grant proposal, some spoken word pieces, and how he’s keeping louisville Literary.

Kentucky Writing Workshop–February 6 + Plus events in LOUisVille,PORTLand, BLOOMington

How do I get published?

How do I pitch to an agent?

How do I find an agent?

What should my marketing strategy be?

If you have these questions and more, consider attending this year’s KY writing Workshop.  All details can be found HERE

This is a special one-day “How to Get Published” writing workshop on Friday, Feb. 6, 2015, at the Holiday Inn Louisville East. In other words, it’s one day full of classes and advice designed to give you the best instruction concerning how to get your writing & books published. We’ll discuss your publishing opportunities today, how to write queries & pitches, how to market yourself and your books, what makes an agent/editor stop reading your manuscript, and more. No matter what you’re writing — fiction or nonfiction — the day’s classes will help point you in the right direction. Writers of all genres are welcome.

This event is designed to squeeze as much into one day of learning as possible. You can ask any questions you like during the classes, and get your specific concerns addressed. We will have literary agents onsite to give feedback and take pitches from writers, as well. This year’s faculty so far includes agent Natalia Aponte (Aponte Literary), agent Alice Speilburg (Speilburg Literary), agent Brent Taylor (TriadaUS Literary), agent Victoria Lea (Aponte Literary), and editor JD DeWitt (River Valley Publishing).

Chuck Sambuchino (chucksambuchino.com,@chucksambuchino) of Writer’s Digest Books is the editor of Guide to Literary Agents as well as the Children’s Writer’s & Illustrator’s Market. His authored books include Formatting & Submitting Your ManuscriptCreate Your Writer Platform, which was praised by Forbes.com; andHow to Survive a Garden Gnome Attack, which was optioned for film by Sony. He oversees one of the biggest blogs in publishing (the Guide to Literary Agents Blog) as well as one of the biggest Twitter accounts in publishing (@WritersDigest). He is a freelance editor who has seen dozens of his clients get agents and/or book deals, and he has presented at almost 90 writing conferences and events over the past eight years.

Current Events:

Tomorrow, January 29th, in Louisville

Pyro Gallery, Double Vision readings (continued) scroll down to previous blog post for more details.

Tomorrow, January 29, in Bloomington, IN

This feature reading is a mix of new and experienced voices showcasing a breadth of poetic styles and voices. There will be a short open mic to begin the show, so get there early to sign up. Open mic slots will be up to five minutes.

Donna Mikayla Mundy
Laura Brikmanis
Bradley K Meyer from Dayton, OH
and Ian Uriel Girdley

Monday, February 2nd, in Portland
The third installment of the Portland Poetry Series is here. This month we explore the theme “Anechoic”, or that without an echo. The concept came from the feeling of existing in a cityscape during the cold winter months, the sound of everything and nothing.

We are settling into our new time slot on the first Monday of each month this go round with four excellent poets. As always we will also include a “Reading from the Canon” to set the mood for the evening. There will also be three five-minute open mic poetry spots for those that would like to present something they’ve been working on.

Our featured poets this month are Maree Ecrevan, Lange G. Newman, II, Rosella Pearl, and Dru Longhofer.