June 25, 2016

Maryrose Larkin, Susan Schultz, & David Abel

Friday, July 22
7:00 pm

Passages Bookshop
1223 NE ML King Blvd.
503-388-7665

$5 suggested donation

Maryrose Larkin works as a freelance researcher in Tucson, AZ; her recent books include The Identification of Ghosts (Chax) and Marrowing (Airfoil). A founding member of the Spare Room reading series, she is co-editor, with Sarah Mangold, of FLASH+CARD, a chapbook and ephemera poetry press, and an occasional participant in Language Master based performances. Maryrose keeps her friends close and her muses closer.

Susan M. Schultz has lived in Hawai'i for a quarter century; she's author of several books of poetry and poetic prose, including two volumes of Dementia Blog and four of Memory Cards. Her new book is Memory Cards: Thomas Traherne Series from Talisman Press. In her free time, she cheers for the St. Louis Cardinals baseball team.

David Abel is the proprietor of Passages Bookshop and a founding member of the Spare Room reading series. This coming winter the Black Rock Press at the University of Nevada, Reno, will publish his artist's book Selected Durations, and two other collections of experimental work are also on the horizon: Eclipse from Couch Press, and Sequitur Her from press-press-pull.


from cure fraction

the stranger

in the margins
soft & rooted

her ideas
wandering

as is her habit

her house
has eaten me
& kept me in awe

Maryrose Larkin



for Bill Berkson

the blinds go up and
afternoon sun
swallows your scatter

the 'theme' is
in quotes so the enigma
is no surprise

pieces of time bulk up
on either side of the moment
you split

so many drawn and dancing hands
gathered
in your shadow

David Abel