À reading is a reading
hosted and curated by Robert Duncan Gray.
Valentine's (232 SW ANKENY, PORTLAND, OR)
every last sunday 5-8pm

PDX READINGS & PERFORMANCES // October 15-26, 2014


Verse Union Poetry Club: Hajara Quinn

Wednesday, October 15, 2014, 6pm

Reading Frenzy, 3628 N Mississippi Ave.

Rae Armantrout: Reading

Thursday, October 16, 2014, 7pm

Portland State University, 1825 SW Broadway
Smith Center Room #294

Rae Armantrout: Talk

Saturday, October 18,…



Nope: A Safe Space Zine

Trigger Warning: Assault, Rape, and Abuse are recurring themes in our arts communities.  The Portland Poetry Slam community came together in April 2014 to make this zine, defining, building, and protecting our safe spaces.  The original zine raised over $500 from supporters nation wide to pay for free distribution of copies.  Click the link to view and download the PDF.

This is a really important zine put together by Robyn Bateman and the Portland Poetry Slam community. Download Nope: A Safe Space Zine and please share it freely and openly. It’s an awesome resource to help make any creative community (online or irl) a safe space for everyone. Let’s continue the conversation about how we are going to end misogyny and destroy the abusive structures that are so pervasive in our society. This is an ongoing struggle that we are all a part of. We can always do better.


Field with Factory, 1888

Vincent van Gogh


Before he made his second “appearance” on The Simpsons in 2004, Thomas Pynchon made a few edits to the teleplay—he crossed out a pejorative line of dialogue about Homer’s ample posterior. “Homer is my role model,” he wrote in the margins, “and I won’t speak ill of him.”

For more of this morning’s roundup, click here.

(via citylightsbooks)



Just remember: even Sylvia Plath got rejection letters. Keep writing. 

(Source: theparisreview, via citylightsbooks)


Saul Steinberg’s Last Self-Portrait.

(via onehundreddollars)


The librarian with the donkey. Librarian Mustafa Güzelgöz (1921 - 2005) carrying the books with a donkey. Ürgüp, Cappadocia, Turkey. (1944)

Photo by unknown

(via citylightsbooks)


Allen Ruppersberg, Seven posters from The Singing Posters: Allen Ginsberg’s Howl by Allen Ruppersberg (Part I), 2003, 14 × 22 inches.

(via citylightsbooks)


new visual poem from the latest edition of pop serial. wow look at this thing here. also there are some good poems by good people other than me there too

(via popserial-deactivated20140930)

Fixed. theme by Andrew McCarthy