Thursday, November 4, 2010

Graham, Wallace, & Sampsell for Tangent, Nov 6

Am trying desperately, tho it will likely not happen due to personal tragedy + state budget cuts (personal tragedy), to have Mark Wallace & Lorraine Graham read at Evergreen once again. They've been integral to PRESS as a series, reading/performing work at our first large conference in 2008, both incredibly important writers to me (and to many of you). Luckily the two plus fine poet Kevin Sampsell will be hosted this week by Tangent, one of the stalwart Portland reading series. PLEASE GO if you are in or around the Portland area. This evening will be a treat.

Tangent is pleased to host a cross-genre reading of fiction, poetry, and non-fiction on SATURDAY, 6 November at 7 PM. Portland-based writer and editor KEVIN SAMPSELL will be joined by Southern California writers K. LORRAINE GRAHAM and MARK WALLACE. The event will take place at the Open Space Café in Southeast Portland (2815 SE Holgate).

Tangent presents:
Open Space Cafe, 2815 SE Holgate (corner of SE Holgate & 28th Ave) Portland, (503) 233-6736
Admission is free. 

KEVIN SAMPSELL is the author of the short story collections, Beautiful Blemish and Creamy Bullets. His newest book is the memoir, A Common Pornography. He has been the publisher of Future Tense Books, a micropress, since 1990.

K. LORRAINE GRAHAM is the author of Terminal Humming (Edge Books), and her visual work has appeared in the Zaoem International Poetry Exhibition at the Minardschouwburg, Gent, Belgium, and the Infusoria visual poetry exhibition in Brussels. She lives in Carlsbad, CA, with her partner Mark Wallace and Lester Young, a pacific parrotlet. You can find her online at

MARK WALLACE is the author of more than fifteen books and chapbooks of poetry, fiction, and essays. Temporary Worker Rides A Subway won the 2002 Gertrude Stein Poetry Award and was published by Green Integer Books. His critical articles and reviews have appeared in numerous publications, and he has co-edited two essay collections, Telling It Slant: Avant Garde Poetics of the 1990s, and A Poetics of Criticism. Most recently he has published a short story collection, Walking Dreams (2007), and a book of poems, Felonies of Illusion (2008). Forthcoming in early 2011 is his second novel, The Quarry and The Lot. He teaches at California State University San Marcos.

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