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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
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 ...
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 ...