July 17, 2005

Joanna Fuhrman & Jeffrey Lee

Sunday, July 17, 2005
7:30 pm

New American Art Union
922 SE Ankeny Street
$5 suggested donation.


Visiting all the way from Brooklyn, Joanna Fuhrman is the author of two
books of poetry published by Hanging Loose Press, Freud in Brooklyn (2000)
and Ugh Ugh Ocean (2003). Her third book, Moraine, is forthcoming early next
year. Her poems have appeared in New American Writing, Lit, Fence, The Germ,
and other journals and anthologies. From 2001-03, she was the curator of the
Monday night readings at the Poetry Project at Saint Mark's Church. Even though
she once lived in Seattle, this is her first trip to Portland.

Jeffrey Lee is a writer and bookdealer living in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The proprietor of Crane's Bill Books, and the publisher of the broadside and chapbook series Crane Papers, he has also been a staff writer for the Weekly Alibi. In October he will be curating a land/language exhibition at THE LAND/an art site, an outdoor exhibition space near Mountainair, NM, devoted to site-specific, environmentally low-impact, land-based art.


The Shaman Figurine Car Ornament Explains the Accident then Naps

We were lured by color:
the only periwinkle left
in the decomposing empire,
I mean, restaurant,
so we opened it—
allowed a light to circumnavigate
the dancer's limb, allowed
a margin to expand,
past the fleshy cylinder,
back to the migrating parts.

Joanna Fuhrman

Éventail (de Mme. Mallarmé)

Tent Injures Opera Hat With Scepter of Pink Deviations... Stagnating sours the ballast of selection under the plangent hum of a subtitle. Kindly beat the future with codicils that purchase with each grain a little invisible furnace of niter for personnel or a large empty space feigning the Voice of Firestone to avoid the enmity of a bracelet, while a mime cowers behind a mirror, refusing a parcel.

Jeffrey Lee