Verse In Person presents“Opened Window: a steaming evening of erotic verse”
· Featured readers will be Celina Wigle, Dena Rash Guzman, Joaquin Lopez, Ross Robbins, Sterling Clark
· A short open mic dedicated to erotic poems will precede the featured poets.
· Minors will be permitted if accompanied by a mature-looking adult.
If an adult’s mature appearance is dubious, measurements of
cranium and beadiness of eye will determine a subject’s grade of
perversity and subsequent permission to enter event.
· Folding fans may be employed should audience members swoon.
· Smelling salts will not be provided.
CLARK is a poet, performance artist and creator. She hails from Los
Angeles, CA where she began writing at the age of seven. Her poetry has
been described as raw, erotic, and honest. She flays her heart open,
exposes her vulnerability and presents it for all to hear through
written word. She does queer, polyamoury and sex work activism and is a
student of sexology. Her intent as a writer is to inspire honesty in a
world so inhabited by fear.
DENA RASH GUZMAN is the author of
Life Cycle-Poems (Dog On A Chain Press 2013.) Editor of the literary
journal Unshod Quills, she is managing director for the Shanghai, China
based English language publisher, HAL Publishing. In 2010 she was
awarded Judge's Prize for Best Performance at the first known erotic
fiction competition in post-Mao mainland China, at Glamour Bar in
JOAQUIN LOPEZ is a musician, writer, cultural events and music producer, and small business owner. Producer credits include Taste of Mexico at the Portland Art Museum and the annual cultural performance for Portland Latino Gay Pride: Voz Alta. In 2012, he released the album, “…For the Disenchanted,” a
Spanish language ode to melancholia and longing featuring boleros.
Joaquin received his BFA in Theatre Arts from Southern Oregon University
and sits on the board of Business for Culture and the Arts, Momentum
Alliance and Portland Latino Gay Pride. He works at La Bonita with his
ROSS ROBBINS lives, writes, and loves in Portland,
Oregon. He is an avid self-publisher of chapbooks. His latest, "I want
to say how I feel and be done with it forever," is available for
purchase at his appearances, along with his other work.
CELINA WIGLE is
an Oregon native and graduate of Portland State University's English
Literature program. Her mystic alter ego, the Celestial Concubine, has
produced three chapbooks and a spoken word album. She is a certified
postpartum doula, freelance writer, steampunk fashion model, contributor
to the Happy Hysteria holistic sexual health community, and a volunteer
co-editor for VoiceCatcher literary journal.
Sign up begins at 5:45 pm. Reading runs 6:00 pm – 7:45 pm
Wednesday, June 26th
2300 NW Thurman Street
For more info or questions email: firstname.lastname@example.org