February 14th – To Hell With Love

On February 14th we will have our first themed Open Mic, To Hell With Love, which will explore the dark side of love. Bring your poems and very short fiction (under 1600 words) about rejection, break ups, lonely hearts and twisted love.

If you don’t have anything on the subject, don’t worry, we won’t turn you away.

We will begin with featured reader, Ruth Beck (who may or may not address the subject).

January 10th Reading

Our featured readers for January 10, 2012 will be Jennifer Lesh and David Cooke. They will be followed by an open mic.

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Poet Jennifer Lesh

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.

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Poet David Cooke

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.)
Portland, Oregon

Sponsored by The Habit of Rainy Nights Press.

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 http://brittneycorrigan.com.

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.