Our featured readers for January 10, 2012 will be Jennifer Lesh and David Cooke. They will be followed by an open mic.
Jennifer Lesh was born in San Bernardino, California and has lived in and around Portland for the past seven years. Her work has previously appeared in Eclectica, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, XConnect, and other places. The poems she read at the 2010 Wordstock festival can be found in the latest VoiceCatcher anthology, available at Powells Books. She’s a founding member of Portland-based writing group, The Guttery (http://theguttery.com), and is a former Pushcart Prize nominee and writer-in-residence for New Light Studios of Beloit, Wisconsin.
David Cooke is one Portland ’s newest poets to be recognized internationally. His debut poem earned the Ruth Stone Poetry Prize and a Pushcart nomination. He was crowned champion of AmeriCymru’s Night of the Living Bards and just won second in the War Poetry Contest. His poems show his love of vivid imagery and colloquial language, his passion for word play and spiritual questioning. He is also a founding member of The Guttery a writing group and can be seen performing with the Moonlit Guttery Team.
Stay for open mic. Bring something to read. Come early to sign up and enjoy a bite or brew from Eat.Art.Theater.
Readings @ Milepost 5
Tuesday, January 10, 7:30 pm
Eat.Art.Theater, 850 NE 81st (enter on Oregon St.)
Sponsored by The Habit of Rainy Nights Press.