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Spare Room

April 23, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join the IPRC for a night of readings by local and out of town poets, hosted by the Spare Room Reading Series.

Deborah Poe is the author of the poetry collections “Keep,” the last will be stone, too (Stockport Flats),Elements (Stockport Flats), and Our Parenthetical Ontology (CustomWords), as well as a novella in verse,Hélène (Furniture Press). Her work has appeared in journals like Denver Quarterly, Court Green, Loose Change, Colorado Review, and Jacket2. Her visual works–including video poems and handmade book objects–have been exhibited at Pace University (New York City), Casper College (Wyoming), Center for Book Arts (New York City), University of Arizona Poetry Center (Tucson), University of Pennsylvania Kelly Writers House at Brodsky Gallery (Philadelphia), and ONN/OF “a light festival” (Seattle), as well as online with Elective Affinities, Peep/Show, Trickhouse, and The Volta. Associate professor of English at Pace University, Pleasantville, Deborah directs the creative writing program and founded and curates the annual Handmade/Homemade Exhibit. She has also taught at Western Washington University, Binghamton University, SUNY, the Port Townsend Writer’s Workshop in Washington, and Casa Libre en La Solana in Tucson and serves as Distinguished Visiting Writer for Seattle University during Winter Term 2016.

Kyle Schlesinger is a poet living in Austin, Texas. Recent books of poetry include: Sydney Omarr’s Wild Children with Flynn Maria Bergann (Planned Obsolescence Press, 2016); Far & Away (Textile Series, 2016); Keep the Change with Deborah Poe (Great Fainting Spells, 2015) and Parts of Speech (Chax Press, 2014). Scholarly works include Poetry & Typography (Ugly Ducking Presse, 2016) and Threads with Steve Clay (Cuneiform/Granary Books, 2016). He is proprietor of Cuneiform Press, a nonprofit literary organization, and Associate Professor of Publishing at UHV.
Lu or Lucy Lee Yim creates work through a combination of experimental sound, writing, video and somatic movement practices. Through unrelentlessly tender means, Lu makes things, tributes to other dimensions, of non binarisms and contradictions. Lu collaborates with Physical Education (Takahiro Yamamoto, Allie Hankins and keyon gaskin) and Sean Christensen/Phull Collums as Woo Lee Allen in LL LL. Support for her work has come through residencies from the Portland Institute of Contemporary Art (Creative Exchange Lab), Performance Works Northwest (Portland) and Pieter Performance Space (Los Angeles). www.lucyleeyim.com


April 23, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Independent Publishing Resource Center Studios
318 SE Main St.
Portland , OR 97214 United States
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