Poet Carl Adamshick

A self-taught poet learned to write at the public library and in the aisles of Powell’s Books.


Fall Arts
Hundreds of thousands of words have been written about love. Letters, books, plays, songs, movies and certainly poems have all been patched into shapes that try to tell us how love feels. Some s   More
 
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 PENELOPE BASS

Carl Adamshick, Saint Friend


Books
“They keep paging Kenneth Koch at the airport,” begins local poet Carl Adamshick’s new collection. “Someone should let the announcer know/ he is dead…” Well, Saint Friend (McSweeney’   More
 
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

The Lost Poet

Remembering Marty Christensen

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Arts & Books
"Marty looked as if he was seeing things that most of us would never see. And doing things we would never do. And thinking things I will never think. And saying things that we would never be able to say... I have to read them or hear them... to find out what they are."—Gus Van Sant from his introduction to My Flashlight Was Attacked By Bats. "Marty’s flamboyant, uninhibited, sometimes very difficult ...   More
 
Tuesday, January 24, 2012 MARK CHRISTENSEN

Michael Dickman Flies

Tell all the truth but tell it slant.


Books
Let’s get the obligatory journalism out of the way quickly: Michael Dickman’s biography is interesting. He and his twin brother, Matthew, are both terribly renowned young poets (if poets are ev   More
 
Wednesday, August 17, 2011 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

And now some dramatic Twitter readings...


News
Local writer/blogger/reading series mistress/Tweet-addict Melissa Lion is launching "What the Shit: A Dramatic Twitter Reading Series" this Friday, May 22, at Green Dragon. That's right—get drunk and shout out your 140 character brilliance...or somebody else's brilliance. There's really no rules yet. Here's Lion's explanation (she's been Tweetin' about the damn thing all day, naturally): Welcome ...   More
 
Wednesday, May 20, 2009 KELLY CLARKE

Local Author David Biespiel Wins "Best Poetry of the Year" Award


News
Hooray for local artists getting national attention for their work! David Biespiel, a beloved Portland-based poet and teacher, has just been awarded the Best Poetry of the Year by The Poetry Foundation. His new book of poems, The Book of Men and Women, explores the remorseful emotions of regret, longing, and loss through the complex relationships between members of the opposite gender. Biespiel, ...   More
 
Tuesday, December 22, 2009 India Nicholas

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