Readings@Milepost Five

October Reading and 2012 Publishing Announcements

Join us for an evening of poetry and prose at Eat.Art.Theater, Milepost 5’s fine café and performance venue. Featured readers will be Ralph Salisbury, Brittney Corrigan and Jay Thiemeyer.

Stay for open mic. Bring something to read.  Come early to sign up and enjoy a bite or brew from Eat.Art.Theater.

Tuesday. October 11,  7:30 pm
E.A.T., NE 81st and Oregon St.
Portland, Oregon


Author Ralph Salisbury

Ralph Salisbury’s thirteen books evoke his Cherokee-Shawnee-Irish-English-American heritage.  “In the Children’s Museum in Nashville” was published in the New Yorker, in 1960, and attracted attention as a precursor to the contemporary Native American literary movement. Rainbows of Stone was a 2000 Oregon Book Award finalist, and his 2009 Light from a Bullet Hole was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize.


Poet Brittney Corrigan

Brittney Corrigan’s poems have appeared in The Texas Observer, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Borderlands, The Blue Mesa Review, Oregon Review, Manzanita Quarterly, and Hip Mama, among others. She is the poetry editor for the online literary journal Hyperlexia. To read more of Brittney’s work, visit her website at

Jay Thiemeyer

Jay Thiemeyer is the author of Marginal Notes.  Jay has been a long-time homeless advocate and co-host to KBOO radio’s “My Buckets Got a Hole In It.”  His poems have appeared in Burnside Cadillac, Street Roots, and The Portland Alliance. He will be freshly back from Mondragon Spain and hopes to have some pieces based on his experience there.

The Habit of Rainy Nights Press will announce its 2012 publishing selections tonight.

The latest news: moving, new offerings, website changes

First on the list is our big move. In late July we will be packing up and heading to Milepost 5, an arts community in Portland’s Montavilla neighborhood. Montavilla is our old stomping ground, where Elohi Gadugi/The Habit of Rainy Nights Press was born. We are excited about the move and being in the midst of a creative community of artists, musicians, writers, and poets. We plan to have a big bash in late September or early October, so look for the announcement.

The Habit of Rainy Nights Press is in the process of selecting new offerings for fall and spring. We will be making announcements in a few weeks time, but it looks like we have a couple of very promising manuscripts.

The Germaine Truth is officially in Archive status. There have been no new posts for three years now, but it has been difficult for us to let it go. It is not necessarily dead, and all of the stories can still be accessed as usually, but lacking some new burst of energy, we are on hiatus. It’s been fun!

Other website development is also on hiatus as I put all of my creative energy into finishing my trilogy and doing the best job I can marketing books for our authors.

While I’m at it, thank you to all who have supported our literary endeavors. We hope to have more and better things to come.