Featuring Kirsten Rian and Matt Schumacher on August 14, 2011 at Stonehenge Studios, 3508 SW Corbett Avenue, Portland 97239 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Free and open to the public.
Kirsten Rian’s poetry and nonfiction has appeared in international literary journals and anthologies, including Daylight; Rhino (awarded 2011 Founder’s Prize); and Upstreet; and was recently nominated for inclusion in the Best New Poets anthology. She co-authored Walking Bridges Using Poetry as a Compass (Urban Adventure Press), and her anthology of Sierra Leonean poetry, Kalashnikov in the Sun (Pika Press), was released in 2010.
Matthew Schumacher's “poetry challenges the reader to imagine a rich, dreamy world where the improbable is never impossible, and the impossible is brought to life by the author, a puppet master with convincing zeal for all that is alien about being human,” Micah Zevin wrote in a New Pages review of Matt Schumacher's first book, Spilling the Moon. Matt recently completed a second book, The Fire Diaries, as well as a Ph.D. in English. He lives in Rhododendron, Oregon, and moonlights as poetry editor for a journal titled Phantom Drift, whose first issue is scheduled for publication in October.