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.
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 on Neon Frontier (KZME 107.1) -
Zachary Schomburg talks about Bad Blood and the local poetry reading scene.