The Tangent Reading Series is proud to present
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 4 at 7 PM
DEL RAY CROSS, BETHANY IDES & C.E. PUTNAM
Clinton Corner Café, 2633 SE 21st Avenue (@ Clinton), Portland, OR
DEL RAY CROSS lives in San Francisco, where he edits SHAMPOO, an online poetry magazine he founded in May 2000. Since then, SHAMPOO has published more than four hundred poets, the famous with the first-time-in-print, in its thirty-three issue run. His poetry books include Lub Luffly (2006) and Cinema Yosemite (2002), both from Pressed Wafer. Just out from Luxbooks in Germany, in English with German translations, is Ein frisches Trugbild/A Fresh Mirage.
BETHANY IDES’s work has been shown at the Brooklyn Museum of Art, PS 122, Zieher-Smith Gallery, and the Bowery Poetry Club in New York. Locally, she has collaborated with several Portland-based artists on projects across media, and is currently staging a large-scale piece—“Approximate L”—involving participants all named Lindsay. Her poetry chapbooks include 2005’s “Indeed, Insist (a mystery)” from Ugly Duckling Presse, and the forthcoming “Approximate L” from Cosa Nostra Editions. Ides teaches time arts, art theory, and writing at Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland, OR.
Seattle-based artist and writer C.E. PUTNAM maintains the Putnam Institute for Space Opera Research (P.I.S.O.R.). His chapbooks include “Communal Bebop Canto” (1997), “Manic Box” (2001), “Did you ever hear of a thing like that?” (2001), and “Crawlspace” (2007), the world’s first collaborative book of poetry with an anaglyphic 3-D cover. He will be reading from a manuscript in progress titled “This Bunny is Making Me Happy.”
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