“Afternoon of Poetry” at Estacada Public Library
April 28 @ 2:30 pm - 5:30 pmFree
Afternoon of Poetry presented by The Estacada Poetry Project and the Estacada Public Library
Sunday, April 28
2:30 – 5 pm
Flora Room of the Estacada Public Library
First Matter Press Poets Lauren Paredes, K. M. Lighthouse, Andrew Chenevert, and Ash Good will read from their recently published books. The readings will be followed by a Q&A session.
LAUREN PAREDES is a storyteller across mediums with a soft spot for the unusual. She is particularly fond of the magic that happens when women come together to share (and find) their voices. Lauren currently resides in Portland, Oregon where she is a founding member of the Eastside Poetry Workshop and First Matter Press Collective.
K. M. LIGHTHOUSE graduated from the University of Utah and worked as the senior poetry director of enormous rooms for two years but has since made the Pacific Northwest home. The poet’s other works appear in From Sac, Blue Lake Review, and Toasted Cheese, as well as two chapbooks: You Are an Ambiguous Pronoun and The Observer Effect.
ANDREW CHENEVERT lives in Portland, OR, where he is the co-founder of the Eastside Poetry Workshop. His work has appeared in several journals, including Clarion, Side B Magazine, and Anesthesiology: The Journal of the American Society of Anesthesiologists, which is pretty weird but very cool. The Night Sky Is A Place Where Things Get Lost is his first book.
ASH GOOD is the author of sounds in my möbius mind (First Matter Press) and These things will never happen quite like that again (LettersAt3AMPress). Ash is the founder of High Priestesses of Poetry & holds sacred space for story tellers to connect with their highest self & healer within. She lives in Portland, Oregon.
In the display case near the computer stations will be an exhibit celebrating Weldon Kees, polymath of the mid-century generation. He was a skilled jazz pianist, a respected abstract expressionist painter, and collaborator on a seminal study of non-verbal communication with psychiatrist Jurgen Ruesch. He is mostly remembered for his poetry.