BAD BLOOD presents: Christopher DeWeese, Heather Christle, and Francesca Chabrier.

Please join us at ADX for our 13th Bad Blood reading. Mingling will begin at 7pm, and the tingling will begin at 8. As always, we’ll have the reader’s books available for purchase, cold beers, and free broadsides. Please bring a few bucks for the books and for the happy jar.

CHRISTOPHER DEWEESE is the author of The Black Forest (Octopus Books, 2012). His poems have appeared in Boston Review, jubilat, and Tin House. He teac

hes at Smith College and lives in Northampton, Massachusetts.

HEATHER CHRISTLE is the author of What Is Amazing, The Trees The Trees, and The Difficult Farm. She teaches poetry at Sarah Lawrence, lives in Northampton, Massachusetts, runs the Royal Society of Hadley for Improving Natural Knowledge at Flying Object, and is the web editor for jubilat.

FRANCESCA CHABRIER lives and writes in Oregon. Her chapbook, The Axioms, is forthcoming from Pilot Books, and her first full-length collection, Throw Yourself Into The Prairie, will be published by Sarabande Books.
The baddest & bloodiest yet. We are both giddy & honored to have some of our favorite East Coast (and Milwaukee) poets come all the way out to the Left Coast. Please come out and give Mark Leidner, Caryl Pagel, Emily Pettit and Bianca Stone a great Portland welcome! Thanks to Valentines for hosting … it’s gonna get sweaty up in there. Stay for DJs & dancing after the poetry.Here are the poets’ specs:MARK LEIDNER is the author of The Angel in the Dream of Our Hangover (Sator Press, 2011) and Beauty Was the Case that They Gave Me (Factory Hollow Press, 2011). He lives and tweets in western Massachusetts.CARYL PAGEL is the author of Experiments I Should Like Tried At My Own Death, published by Factory Hollow Press. Her poems and essays have appeared in AGNI, 1913: A Journal of Forms, Devil’s Lake, and Thermos. She is the co-founder and editor of Rescue Press and a poetry editor at jubilat.EMILY PETTIT is the author of Goat in the Snow (Birds LLC, 2012) and two chapbooks: How (Octopus Books) and What Happened to Limbo (Pilot Books). She is an editor for notnostrums and Factory Hollow Press, as well as the publisher of jubilat. She teaches poetry at Flying Object in Hadley, MA. BIANCA STONE is the author of several poetry chapbooks, including I Want To Open The Mouth God Gave You Beautiful Mutant (Factory Hollow Press) and I Saw The Devil With HIs Needlework (Argos Books June, 2012). She is also the illustrator of Antigonick, a collaboration with Anne Carson (New Directions). Her poems have appeared in such magazines as Conduit, Best American Poetry 2011, and Tin House. She lives in Brooklyn. DJ sets from Michael Hughes & Erik Hanson afterward.

The baddest & bloodiest yet. We are both giddy & honored to have some of our favorite East Coast (and Milwaukee) poets come all the way out to the Left Coast. Please come out and give Mark Leidner, Caryl Pagel, Emily Pettit and Bianca Stone a great Portland welcome! Thanks to Valentines for hosting … it’s gonna get sweaty up in there. Stay for DJs & dancing after the poetry.

Here are the poets’ specs:

MARK LEIDNER is the author of The Angel in the Dream of Our Hangover (Sator Press, 2011) and Beauty Was the Case that They Gave Me (Factory Hollow Press, 2011). He lives and tweets in western Massachusetts.

CARYL PAGEL is the author of Experiments I Should Like Tried At My Own Death, published by Factory Hollow Press. Her poems and essays have appeared in AGNI, 1913: A Journal of Forms, Devil’s Lake, and Thermos. She is the co-founder and editor of Rescue Press and a poetry editor at jubilat.


EMILY PETTIT is the author of Goat in the Snow (Birds LLC, 2012) and two chapbooks: How (Octopus Books) and What Happened to Limbo (Pilot Books). She is an editor for notnostrums and Factory Hollow Press, as well as the publisher of jubilat. She teaches poetry at Flying Object in Hadley, MA. 

BIANCA STONE is the author of several poetry chapbooks, including I Want To Open The Mouth God Gave You Beautiful Mutant (Factory Hollow Press) and I Saw The Devil With HIs Needlework (Argos Books June, 2012). She is also the illustrator of Antigonick, a collaboration with Anne Carson (New Directions). Her poems have appeared in such magazines as Conduit, Best American Poetry 2011, and Tin House. She lives in Brooklyn. 

DJ sets from Michael Hughes & Erik Hanson afterward.

Join us at Bad Blood #11 at ADX on Thursday, May 10. Jenny Boully will be in town from Chicago. And she’ll be reading with our very own Jesse Lichtenstein and Amy Bernstein. As always, bring a few bucks for the happy jar, and a few bucks for the merch table. 

JENNY BOULLY is the author of The Body: An Essay (Essay Press), [one love affair]* (Tarpaulin Sky Press), The Book of Beginnings and Endings (Sarabande), and not merely because of the unknown that was stalking towards them (Tarpaulin Sky Press). She has a book of poetry forthcoming from Coconut Books. Born in Thailand and reared in Texas, she has studied at Hollins University, the University of Notre Dame, and has a Ph.D. in English from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. She teaches poetry and nonfiction writing at Columbia College Chicago. 

JESSE LICHTENSTEIN’S poems have appeared in Denver QuarterlyThe Paris ReviewBoston ReviewGulf Coast,Diagram, and Octopus. His essays and journalism about science, technology, and politics have appeared in theNew York Times MagazineThe New Yorker, WiredTin Housen + 1, and Slate. He co-directs the Loggernaut Reading Series in Portland.

AMY BERNSTEIN was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia and currently lives and works in Portland, Oregon. She received her BFA in Painting from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2004. She has shown in Providence, RI, Berlin, Germany, and Portland, Oregon. As an arts writer, she was awarded a Creative Capital | Warhol Foundation Arts Writers grant in short form writing in 2010. Bernstein writes for PORT. 

Bad Blood is back and bloody for the 10th time. BBX! Witching hour at 7:30; reading at 8:30. This is your chance to get your mitts on C.A. Conrad’s new book, A Beautiful Marsupial Afternoon: New (Soma)tics (Wave Books), so bring some dollars for that. Put some dollars in the happy jar and grab a beer. This one’s going to be extra special. You’re extra special. Bad Blood thinks it’s a good match: please come.C.A. Conrad is the author of A Beautiful Marsupial Afternoon: New (Soma)tics (Wave Books 2012), The Book of Frank (Chax Press 2009/Wave Books 2010), and several other books. He is the recipient of a 2011 Pew Fellowship in the Arts for poetry. He lives in Philadelphia, PA. You can find him here: http://caconrad.blogspot.com/James Gendron’s poems have appeared in Fence, Poor Claudia, Supermachine, and The Indiana Review, and are forthcoming in Octopus Magazine, MudLuscious, Bat City Review, and Portland Monthly. His chapbook, Money Poems, was published by Poor Claudia Press in 2010.  He teaches writing at Portland State University.

Bad Blood is back and bloody for the 10th time. BBX! Witching hour at 7:30; reading at 8:30. This is your chance to get your mitts on C.A. Conrad’s new book, A Beautiful Marsupial Afternoon: New (Soma)tics (Wave Books), so bring some dollars for that. Put some dollars in the happy jar and grab a beer. This one’s going to be extra special. You’re extra special. Bad Blood thinks it’s a good match: please come.

C.A. Conrad is the author of A Beautiful Marsupial Afternoon: New (Soma)tics (Wave Books 2012), The Book of Frank (Chax Press 2009/Wave Books 2010), and several other books. He is the recipient of a 2011 Pew Fellowship in the Arts for poetry. He lives in Philadelphia, PA. You can find him here: http://caconrad.blogspot.com/

James Gendron’s poems have appeared in Fence, Poor Claudia, Supermachine, and The Indiana Review, and are forthcoming in Octopus Magazine, MudLuscious, Bat City Review, and Portland Monthly. His chapbook, Money Poems, was published by Poor Claudia Press in 2010.  He teaches writing at Portland State University.

Help us celebrate the publishing of Mark Yakich’s first novel, A Meaning for Wife, along with Romanian poet Andra Rotaru and local poet Donald Dunbar. Mingles at 7, and jingles at 8. We’ll have complimentary broadsides, beer and wine, and books for sale. Bring a few bucks for the happy jar. Alright!

Mark Yakich has recently published his first novel, A Meaning for Wife (Ig Publishing). He is also author of the poetry collections: Unrelated Individuals Forming a Group Waiting to Cross (National Poetry Series, Penguin 2004); The Making of Collateral Beauty (Snowbound Chapbook Award, Tupelo 2006); and, The Importance of Peeling Potatoes in Ukraine (Penguin 2008). Mark is co-creator and co-editor of Airplane Reading (airplanereading.org), a site dedicated to collecting stories about air travel. He lives in New Orleans and at markyakich.com.

Andra Rotaru is a Romanian poet and journalist, and the author of two collections of poetry, including In a Bed Under a White Sheet and Southern Lands. She has received numerous awards, including the Mihai Eminescu National Poetry Prize and The Bucharest Writer’s Association Prize. Rotaru’s poetry frequently intersects with other artists and practices: she has participated in live poetry performances with jazz musicians and in train stations. Her first collection of poems dealt with the legacy of Frida Kahlo, and her current explorations involve collaborations with local dancers.

Help us celebrate the publishing of Mark Yakich’s first novel, A Meaning for Wife, along with Romanian poet Andra Rotaru and local poet Donald Dunbar. Mingles at 7, and jingles at 8. We’ll have complimentary broadsides, beer and wine, and books for sale. Bring a few bucks for the happy jar. Alright!

Mark Yakich has recently published his first novel, A Meaning for Wife (Ig Publishing). He is also author of the poetry collections: Unrelated Individuals Forming a Group Waiting to Cross (National Poetry Series, Penguin 2004); The Making of Collateral Beauty (Snowbound Chapbook Award, Tupelo 2006); and, The Importance of Peeling Potatoes in Ukraine (Penguin 2008). Mark is co-creator and co-editor of Airplane Reading (airplanereading.org), a site dedicated to collecting stories about air travel. He lives in New Orleans and at markyakich.com.

Andra Rotaru is a Romanian poet and journalist, and the author of two collections of poetry, including In a Bed Under a White Sheet and Southern Lands. She has received numerous awards, including the Mihai Eminescu National Poetry Prize and The Bucharest Writer’s Association Prize. Rotaru’s poetry frequently intersects with other artists and practices: she has participated in live poetry performances with jazz musicians and in train stations. Her first collection of poems dealt with the legacy of Frida Kahlo, and her current explorations involve collaborations with local dancers.

Donald Dunbar co-curates the reading series If Not For Kidnap and teaches poetry to future chefs at Oregon Culinary Institute. Other work of his is google-able.

BAD BLOOD PRESENTS: a screening of MADE A MACHINE BY DESCRIBING THE LANDSCAPE, a tour documentary about the band Califone by filmmakers Joshua Marie Wilkinson and Solan Jensen, who will be in attendance.

Clinton Street Theater. 2522 SE Clinton. PDX, OR. 9 pm. $4 at the door.

Trailer: http://vimeo.com/14492575

Bad Blood presents an evening with the filmmakers Joshua Marie Wilkinson and Solan Jensen who will be in attendance to answer questions as they screen their documentary film, Made A Machine By Describing the Landscape, a tour documentary about the band Califone. Joshua Marie Wilkinson and Solan Jensen were featured in Bad Blood Poetry Reading Series #1.

Joshua was born and raised in Seattle, and is the author of five books, most recently Selenography (Sidebrow Books 2010). He has also edited two anthologies for University of Iowa Press, including Poets on Teaching, published in 2010. With Solan Jensen, he directed a tour documentary about the band Califone: Made a Machine by Describing the Landscape, which was released by IndiePix Films in the spring of 2011. He lives in Tucson, where he teaches in the MFA program in creative writing at the University of Arizona. http://www.joshuamariewilk
inson.com/

Solan Jensen is a kayak ranger and guide, who divides his time between Alaska and Antarctica. Educated in philosophy, he began his film career documenting the coastal brown bears of Southeast Alaska. Currently, Solan is at work on a documentary about cancer survivorship and volunteers as a marine mammal emergency responder. http://www.indiepixfilms.com/creator/20330

Bad Blood #8 is at a new venue. Come find us at ADX.

Witching hour at 7:00; reading at 8:00. This is your first chance to get your paws on Ben Lerner’s shiny new novel Leaving the Atocha Station (Coffee House Press), so bring some dollars for that, along with all the other great books that will be asking to come home with you. Put some dollars in the happy jar and grab a beer. This one’s going to be extra special. You’re extra special. Bad Blood thinks it’s a good match: please come.

Ben Lerner is the author of three books of poetry The Lichtenberg Figures, Angle of Yaw, and Mean Free Path. Lerner has been a finalist for the National Book Award and the Northern California Book Award, a Fulbright Scholar in Spain, and the recipient of a 2010-2011 Howard Foundation Fellowship. In 2011 he became the first American to win the Preis der Stadt Münster für Internationale Poesie. He teaches in the writing program at Brooklyn College. Leaving the Atocha Station is his first novel.

Heather Christle is the author of What Is Amazing (Wesleyan University Press, 2012), THE TREES THE TREES (Octopus Books, 2011) and THE DIFFICULT FARM (Octopus Books, 2009), and a chapbook, The Seaside! (Minutes Books, 2010). Her poems have appeared widely in publications including The Believer, Boston Review, Gulf Coast, and The New Yorker. She has taught at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and at Emory University, where she was the 2009-2011 Creative Writing Fellow. She is the Web Editor for jubilat and frequently a writer in residence at the Juniper Summer Writing Institute. A native of Wolfeboro, New Hampshire, she lives in Western Massachusetts.

Ed Skoog was born in Topeka, Kansas in 1971, and is the author of Mister Skylight (2009) and the forthcoming Rough Day, as well as three chapbooks—Tool Kit (1996), L’Allegro and Il Penseroso (2000), and Field Recordings (2004)—and poems in The Paris Review, Ploughshares, American Poetry Review, Poetry, Threepenny Review, The New Republic and Narrative. He graduated from Kansas State University and holds an MFA from the University of Montana. He worked at New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans Center for Creative Arts, and Idyllwild Arts Academy. He lives in Seattle.