Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Tangent Reading this Saturday, 5/23: Jen Coleman, Mel Nichols & Rod Smith

Rod Smith and Mel Nichols are in Portland from DC, reading for Tangent this Saturday with former DCer (now Portland’s own) Jen Coleman. Mel’s new book, Catalytic Exteriorization Phenomenon, will have its west coast launch. Feel free to stick around afterwards to meet and talk with the poets. (“Love Ya” puppet, sadly, stayed home. Security risk.)
Tangent presents
Clinton Corner Café, 2633 SE 21st Ave. (@ Clinton) Portland, OR

JEN COLEMAN is a Minnesota poet by way of DC, New York and now Portland. Former co-editor of the literary magazine Pom2 and co-curator of the DC based “In Your Ear” reading series. Jen also has a chapbook, “Propinquity,” and her work has appeared in The Tangent, Ixnay, Chain, and other awesome journals.

MEL NICHOLS is the author of Bicycle Day (Slack Buddha Press 2008), The Beginning of Beauty, Part 1: hottest new ringtones mnichol6 (Edge Books 2007), Day Poems (Edge Books 2005), and just out from Edge Books, Catalytic Exteriorization Phenomenon (finalist in the National Poetry Series). With Mark Cunningham she recently collaborated on the online chapbook nightlightnight. She teaches at George Mason University.

ROD SMITH'S most recent book is Deed (University of Iowa, 2007). He is also the author of Music or Honesty, The Good House, Poèmes de l’araignée (France), In Memory of My Theories, The Boy Poems, Protective Immediacy, and New Mannerist Tricycle with Lisa Jarnot and Bill Luoma. A CD, Fear the Sky, came out from Narrow House Recordings in 2005. He edits Aerial Magazine and publishes Edge Books. Smith is also editing, with Peter Baker and Kaplan Harris, The Selected Letters of Robert Creeley for the University of California Press.
UPCOMING READINGS: SAT., 6/27 Stephanie Young, Dana Ward & Cynthia Sailers

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