We're excited about our next reading, Wednesday, April 10th, at 7:30pm at Ristretto Roasters (3808 N. Williams Ave, Portland, OR): JAY PONTERI, STEPHANIE LENOX, and from Alabama, MICHAEL MARTONE! The prompt for the reading is TRIP. We hope you can make it! -Loggernaut http://www.loggernaut.org/readings https://www.facebook.com/events/227532257388887/ ~~~ STEPHANIE LENOX is the author of the poetry collection Congress of Strange People (Airlie Press) and the chapbook The Heart That Lies Outside the Body. Her work has appeared widely in journals and she's received fellowships from the Arizona Commission on the Arts and the Oregon Arts Commission. She teaches poetry at Willamette University and edits the online literary journal Blood Orange Review. She lives in Salem with her family. MICHAEL MARTONE's most recent books are Four for a Quarter, Not Normal, Illinois: Peculiar Fiction from the Flyover, a collection of essays called Racing in Place: Collages, Fragments, Postcards, Ruins, and Double-wide, his collected early stories. Michael Martone, a memoir in contributor's notes, Unconventions, Writing on Writing, and Rules of Thumb, edited with Susan Neville, were all published recently, too. He is also the author of The Blue Guide to Indiana and Alive and Dead in Indiana. Martone is currently a professor at the University of Alabama and a faculty member of the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College. JAY PONTERI is the author of the newly published memoir Wedlocked (Hawthorne Books 2013). He directs the undergraduate creative writing program at Marylhurst University and Show: Tell, The Workshop for Teen Writers & Artists. He is the founding editor of both the online literary magazine M Review and HABIT Books. His work has appeared in Tin House, Puerto Del Sol, and Seattle Review; "Listen to This," was chosen as a Notable Essay in The Best American Essays 2010. He has interviewed Jim Shepard, David Shields, and David Means for Loggernaut. Ponteri lives in Portland with his family.