Posts Tagged: Samiya Bashir

Notable Portland: 1/25–1/31

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Literary events and readings in and around Portland this week!

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This Week in Books: Field Theories

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Welcome to This Week in Books, where we highlight books just released by small and independent presses. Books have always been a symbol for and means of spreading knowledge and wisdom, and they are an important part of our toolkit in fighting for social justice. If we’re going to move our national narrative away from […]

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Notable Portland: 1/26–2/1

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Thursday 1/26: James Galvin reads from his poetry, hosted by the Portland State University Creative Writing Department. Literary Arts, 4:30 p.m., free. Rob Spillman, cofounding editor of Tin House, reads from his new memoir, All Tomorrow’s Parties, and is joined in conversation afterwards by Melissa Febos, author of Whip Smart and the forthcoming Abandon Me. […]

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Notable Portland: 1/12–1/18

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Friday 1/13: Franz Nicolay reads from his anarcho-leftist memoir debut, The Humorless Ladies of Border Control and is joined afterwards in conversation by Cari Luna, author of The Revolution of Every Day. Powell’s City of Books, 7:30 p.m., free. Sunday 1/15: Get ready for Dear Sugar Radio: The Writers Resist! Join hosts Cheryl Strayed and […]

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National Poetry Month, Day 18: “Transparent to Visible Light” by Samiya Bashir

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Transparent to Visible Light Across the seas, and then across the seas, an aircraft carried full and whole a world: as far apart as their fair hostess could achieve sat mother and father and their little girl who sucked a sulking, tortured curl she’d wound around her head, smacked the frayed strands against her lips […]

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