AP Film Studies: Portland’s Poet

Walt Curtis on Mala Noche, Portland’s literary history and Hollywood dildos.

Movie Reviews & Stories
Poet Walt Curtis sits in a tiny room in his shared house in Kerns, amid stacks of books and papers and an in-progress abstract nude painting. As the smell of grilled meat wafts in from the Mexican   More
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 AP KRYZA

Fund Set for Poet Walt Curtis, who Survived the Lair Hill Fire

Portland poet Walt Curtis, whose work was the basis for Gus Van Sant's first film, survived the weekend fire at the Great Northwest Bookstore but now needs your financial support, says his friend Mark Woolley. Curtis had been living in the basement of the historic Lair Hill church-turned-bookshop for several months when the building went up in flames Sunday. Curtis, 68, was in the building but ...   More
Tuesday, May 4, 2010 JAMES PITKIN

HOT TICKET: Phil's Fire Fund Benefit this Tuesday at the Crystal

WW has already reported on a slew of fundraisers for Walt Curtis, the local poet and painter whose home was destroyed when the church that housed both his basement apartment as well as the Great Northwest Bookstore, burned in a big fire last May. Now comes word of a fundraiser for Phil Wikelund, owner of the Great Northwest Bookstore itself, dubbed "Phil's Fire Fund Benefit." Local musicians, artists ...   More
Monday, August 16, 2010 KELLY CLARKE


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