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Birds Fall Silent in Portland, OR

  • The Waypost 3120 North Williams Avenue Portland United States (map)

Celebrate the publication of our latest anthology, Birds Fall Silent in the Mechanical Sea, at the wonderful Waypost and meet an indie press looking for new voices. 

Featuring contributors and special guests including Brittney Corrigan, Merridawn Duckler, Christopher Luna, Dan Raphael.

We will start promptly with a limited open mic so please arrive early.

Free admission, donations welcome and appreciated.

Brittney Corrigan was raised in Colorado but has called Portland, Oregon, her home since 1990. She holds a degree from Reed College, where she is also employed. Brittney’s poems have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies and she is the author of the collection Navigation (The Habit of Rainy Nights Press) and the chapbook 40 Weeks (Finishing Line Press). Her current manuscript is a collection of persona poems in the voices of daughters of various characters from folklore, mythology, and popular culture.

Merridawn Duckler is a poet and playwright from Portland, Oregon, and author of INTERSTATE from dancing girl press. Recent work can be found in Ninth Letter, Pithead Chapel, Queen Mob’s Tea House, and the anthologies Climate of Opinion: Sigmund Freud in Poetry and Weaving the Terrain: 100 Word Southwestern Poems (Dos Gatos Press). Fellowships and awards include NEA, Yaddo, Southampton Poetry Conference, and Horned Dorset Writers Colony. Merridawn is an editor at Narrative and at the philosophy journal Evental Aesthetics.

Christopher Luna served as the first Poet Laureate of Clark County, Washington, from 2013-2017. His first full-length collection of poetry, Message from the Vessel in a Dream, was published by Flowstone Press in 2018. He has an MFA from the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics and is the co-founder of Printed Matter Vancouver, an editing service and small press for Northwest writers. Since 2004, he has hosted the popular Ghost Town Poetry Open Mic in Vancouver, Washington. Christopher’s books include Brutal Glints of Moonlight, GHOST TOWN, USA, and The Flame Is Ours: The Letters of Stan Brakhage and Michael McClure 1961-1978.

Dan Raphael’s twenty-first book, Manything, was published by Unlikely Books in 2019. Recent poems have appeared in Otoliths, Caliban, Mad Swirl, The Opiate, Indefinite Space, and The Careless Embrace of the Boneshaker (great weather for MEDIA). Most Wednesdays, Dan writes and records a current events poem for the KBOO Evening News in Portland.

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