Wednesday, September 30, 2009


Please join us for an evening of poetic work.  Please spread the word. Free to the public.

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This poetry event, coordinated by Kaia Sand and Jules Boykoff, will feature several poets, including David Buuck, Jen Benka, Evergreen alumnus Rob Halpern, Carol Mirakove, Frank Sherlock, CA Conrad, Jonathan Skinner, as well as a host of Portland-area writers. 
Where: Sea Change Gallery, 625 NW Everett Street, Portland When: Friday, October 2, 2009 / 9:30pm
The artists at Econvergence are working within a long tradition that presupposes art to have use value beyond itself, as contiguous with, complementary to, and at times critical of, dominant forms of left political protest.

For a full schedule of events during Econvergence, please visit their website here.


  1. I wish I could come. I wish I could make something like this happen here (Detroit). You are so lucky!

  2. Thx for yr comments, Gwendolyn. Detroit, being from there, yes, v. difficult. Portland is a sort of special place in regards to left political poetry and event-making that people will support (with at least token $).

    Some good folks in Detroit to work with, tho, as you know. From Detroit-area individual poets to folks at Broadside Press, Cass Cafe?

    Keep us posted on getting things together out there. I'd certainly like to see the poetry scene in Detroit come alive with a larger event - been a long time since the scene & its dire stakes were regionally visible.

    Seems to me it's the difficulty of swimming upstream while under such constant distress. Difficult to bring people together in such a depressed environment, & ironically this very set of stakes makes aesthetic & other interventions that much more sorely needed...