July 13, 2008

Jennifer Bartlett & Sam Lohmann

Sunday, July 13, 7:30 pm

Concordia Coffee House
2909 NE Alberta

$5.00 suggested donation

Jennifer Bartlett was a 2005 New York Foundation for the Arts Fellow. Her first collection of poetry, Derivative of the Moving Image, was published last year by the University of New Mexico Press in their Mary Burritt Christiansen poetry series. More recently, she curated "This Condensery: On Poetry and Mentorship" in the current issue of How2.

Sam Lohmann moved to Portland from Olympia, Washington last fall. He edits a yearly poetry zine called Peaches and Bats, and has self-published several chapbooks, most recently Parks and Unless As Stone Is.

The Unbroken Line

in the desert sky
stars and stars and stars

I imagine how we might
go on forever
a black mass, fluttering

the crippling trees bowed
toward the bending house

a spring snow is merely to be expected

Jennifer Bartlett
from for lee

Perch, easy mischief, crisp yellow
a lover'd see: vie out a vestigial verity

pose an arbor herbal, choose
a fugitive peony, percolate perpetual
scamper at a coat-tail, be sole
pervader, leave any star all umbrage, aim us
erratic in trapeze, peal forte,

in eldritch tempo belch amor.

Sam Lohmann
from Unless As Stone Is