Sitsaw Press Reading

SITSAW PRESS & PUBLISHING warms up the press and announces first chapbook, SMOKING AT NIGHT AND OTHER POEMS, by Stacey Tran.

SITSAW’s first release party couples with a poetry reading by Kate Hirsch and Stacey Tran on Tuesday, July 20, 2010 at 7pm. The small press and publishing house is based in Portland, OR, whose mission is to embrace and cultivate writers and their relationship with their craft by encouraging writers to publish often and develop a body of printed work.

SITSAW was co-founded by Spencer Alan Williams and Stacey Tran in April 2010. Alongside chapbooks and chapbook series, collections, novellas, and broadsides (poetry, short-fiction, prose poetry, ephemera) – the press seeks out opportunities for writers to share their work through alternative print media and readings.

SMOKING AT NIGHT explores nuances of possibility against probability. “In a collection that keeps us on our toes and in what seems to be a world of profligacy, Tran does not waste one puff, turning what are difficult ideas into a smooth language for us to understand. SMOKING AT NIGHT combines simplicity with surrealism when we find ourselves to be moths flocking the lights. What to expect: an ‘almost-love / found in realms / farthest beyond us’” (J. Michael Wahlgren, editor of Gold Wake Press).

The event takes place at the Independent Publishing Resource Center (917 SW Oak St. Room #203, Portland, OR 97205) and is extended to the general public free of admission. Copies of SMOKING AT NIGHT will be available for purchase (cash/check).


Author: Stacey Tran


Publication date: July 2010

Price: $10.00

Format: Perfect Bound

Specs: 40 pages, 5 ½” x 8 ½”