Saturday, July 29, 2017

Eisen-Martin, Scott, Wayne 9/15 7 pm @ Ford Food and Drink


Switch No. 41 presents Tongo Eisen-Martin from the Bay, Jordan Scott from Vancouver, B.C., and Portland's own Phoebe Wayne

Where: Ford Food and Drink, 2505 SE 11th Ave, PDX

When: Friday, September 15, 7 p.m. sharp


Tongo Eisen-Martin is the author of Heaven Is All Goodbyes, number 61 in the City Lights Pocket Poets Series. His previous poetry collection is the critically acclaimed someone's dead already, and his work has been featured in Harper's Magazine. He is also a movement worker and educator whose work in Rikers Island was featured in the New York Times. He has been a faculty member at the Institute for Research in African-American Studies at Columbia University, and his curriculum on extrajudicial killing of Black people, "We Charge Genocide Again!" has been used as an educational and organizing tool throughout the country.


Jordan Scott is the author of Silt (2005), and from Coach House Books: blert (2008), Decomp (2013, a collaboration with Stephen Collis and the ecosphere of British Columbia) and Night & Ox (2016). Scott’s chapbooks include Clearance Process (SMALL CAPS 2016), and Lanterns at Guantánamo (Simon Fraser University). Both chapbooks treat his experience after being allowed access to Guantanamo Bay in April 2015. Scott was the 2015/16 Writer-in-Residence at Simon Fraser University and works with Broc Rossell at The Elephants (www.theelephants.net).





Phoebe Wayne is a public librarian and the author of the chapbooks The Sleep Volumes (dancing girl press) and Lovejoy (c_L press). She is also the author of an art/poetry collaboration titled Aa, and poems published or forthcoming in journals such as Yew, Horse Less Review, and Trickhouse. She lives in Portland, Oregon with her family.