If Not For Kidnap Poetry Reading
with Alyssa Morhardt-Goldstein, Georgia Wood, Jessalyn Wakefield, and Julia Clare Tillinghast
Saturday, October 26, 2013 @ 7:30 p.m.
Alyssa Morhardt-Goldstein is a seven-year transplant to NYC, currently adventuring in PDX. She received her MFA in poetry from The New School, and her BS in classical vocal performance and literature from Mannes Conservatory. She has been published in Front Porch, Saudade, Prick of the Sprindle, and was selected by Matthea Harvey as The New School’s 2012 Chapbook Contest winner in poetry. She is the founding editor of SOUND: a daily literary magazine on contemporary musico-poetics, an associate editor for Rattapallax, a contributor to Luna Luna Magazine, and worked as the VP of design and program development for the Poetry Society of New York.
Georgia Wood, a northern California native, moved to Portland, OR in the summer of 2005. She spends time cultivating her interests in poetry, guitar, and the spanish language. Currently, Georgia is attending Linfield College to complete a degree in nursing. In 1997 she won an award for writing a poem about a Blue Bird. After a celebratory 13 year hiatus she started writing poems again in late 2010.
Jessalyn Wakefield lives on public lands and food stamps. You can find her at amihuman.net.
Julia Clare Tillinghast is from Michigan. She studied poetry at Sarah Lawrence College and Virginia Tech, where she received her MFA. She has spent a number of years, on and off, living in Istanbul, Turkey, and is Co-Translator, along with Richard Tillinghast, of Dirty August, a Selected Poems of the experimental 20th-century Turkish poet Edip Cansever. In addition to translations in Agni, Guernica, The Boston Review, Crazy Horse, Arts & Letters, Poetry Daily, Verse Daily & others, she has had or has forthcoming poems in Rattle, 3:AM Magazine, Passages North, Sou’Wester, Pank, and The Bakery. She lives in Portland with her son, Hamza.
The event starts at 7:30pm at Land Gallery, located at 3925 N Mississippi Ave. Admission is free and open to all.