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West Coast 2017, Portland OR

  • Another Read Through 3932 North Mississippi Avenue Portland, OR, 97227 United States (map)

Celebrate the publication of our latest anthology, The Other Side of Violet at Portland's fabulous bookstore, Another Read Through.

Featuring contributors and special guests Sossity Chiricuzio, Brad Garber, Christopher Luna, and Dan Raphael

Hosted by Jane Ormerod





The Other Side of Violet is an exhilarating collection of contemporary poetry and short fiction by established and emerging writers from across the United States and beyond. The anthology also contains interviews with Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Paul Harding and award-winning poet and novelist Tim Z. Hernandez.

Submissions for our next anthology open October 15 2017. This is a terrific opportunity to meet friendly indie press editors looking for new voices.

Sossity Chiricuzio is a queer femme outlaw poet and a working class radical storyteller—what her friends’ parents often referred to as a bad influence, and possibly still do. A 2015 Lambda Fellow, recent publications include Adrienne, Vine Leaves, Atlas and Alice, NANO Fiction, Mash Stories, and Glitterwolf

Brad Garber has degrees in biology, chemistry and law. He writes, paints, photographs, draws, hunts for mushrooms and snakes, and runs around naked in the Great Northwest. Since 1991, he has published poetry, essays and weird stuff in such publications as Barrow Street, On the Rusk, Black Fox, Ginosko, Barzakh, Smoky Blue Literary and Arts Magazine, and other quality publications.

Christopher Luna is the Poet Laureate of Clark County, WA, where he founded a Poets in the Schools program, a poems-on-the-buses program called Poetry Moves, and Ghost Town Poetry Open Mic—a popular reading series established in 2004. He and his wife, Toni Partington, publish local poetry through Printed Matter Vancouver, a small press which also provides editing services and writing coaching to Northwest writers. 

A long-time Portland resident, Dan Raphael hosts the monthly series Fo Po Poetry, writes& records a weekly news poem for KBOO evening news, and is the prose editor for Unlikely Stories, an on-line mag based in New Orleans. Current poems appear in Caliban, Otoliths, Blackbox Manifold, Rasputin, and Skidrow Penthouse. Everyone in This Movie Gets Paid, from Last Word Press, is his most recent book.

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