Submission Reading Series presents a one-off reading featuring the poets Jamondria Marnice Harris, Dan Hoy, and Abraham Smith. We’re celebrating the release of books/chapbooks by all three authors (see below)! It’s $10 suggested donation with no one turned away at the door for lack of funds 🙂 Booze/lite snacks provided (tho donations help pay readers / fund Submission).
Saturday, June 9th
High Low Art Gallery
936 SE 34th Ave, Portland, OR 97214
Doors – 3:30pm
Reading – 4:00pm prompt
Jamondria Harris is a poet & multimedia artist based in Portland. They use words, sounds, wires, instruments, textiles & what falls into their hands to engage with blackness, desire, decolonization,religion,spirituality,fairy tales,queerness, femme supremacy, & body horror. They are a VONA Workshop Fellow, among other things. Their first full-length book of poetry, quaerere, is out on Magic Helicopter Press and their music can be found at soundcloud.com/meroitic.
Abraham Smith is the author of DESTRUCTION OF MAN (Third Man Books, 2018), a book-length poem about farming, in addition to Ashagalomancy (Action Books, 2015), Only Jesus Could Icefish in Summer (Action Books, 2014), Hank (Action Books, 2010), and Whim Man Mammon (Action Books, 2007). In 2015, he released Hick Poetics (Lost Roads Press), a co-edited anthology of contemporary rural American poetry and related essays. His creative work has been recognized with fellowships from the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, MA, and the Alabama State Council on the Arts. Smith is an Assistant Professor of English at Weber State University, Ogden, Utah.
Dan Hoy is the author of The Deathbed Editions (Octopus Books, 2016) and several poetry chapbooks, including The Terraformers (Third Man Books, 2017), The Tree (Solar Luxuriance, 2016), Omegachurch (Solar Luxuriance, 2010) and Glory Hole (Mal-O-Mar Editions, 2009). His collection The Terraformers is a nominee for the 2018 Elgin Award by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Poetry Association, and his work has been featured in The Best American Nonrequired Reading, Triple Canopy, Novembre, Elderly and other magazines and anthologies. He currently lives in Nashville.