GHOST TOWN POETRY OPEN MIC Featuring Mary Slocum Thursday, December 13, 2012

hosted by Christopher Luna and Toni Partington
7pm Thursday, December 13, 2012

Cover to Cover Books
6300 NE St. James Rd., Suite 104B
(St. James & Minnehaha)
Vancouver, WA

LGBTQ-friendly, all ages, and uncensored since 2004

 With our featured reader, Mary Slocum: Mary was a shipyard electrician with a MSW for 17 years. Now retired, she has time to pursue her theory that she is a reincarnated dog. Mary has been published in Stanza, NW Literary Review, Upper Left Edge, Tradeswomen’s Network Newsletter, Black Cat, Portland Alliance, Unhook, Work and Carcinogenic. She enjoys reading publicly more than publishing and has also appeared with a comedy collective. Her new collection, Greatest Hits: 60 Years of Lookin ($14.95), published by Dancing Moon Press, is also available in e-reader (all four formats). Regular posts and poems can be found at:

“Sixty Years of Lookin offers a panoramic view of life from birth through death, with all its attendant triumph and tragedy. These carefully crafted songs of longing and regret are filled with the gallows humor of those who have been hit hardest by the empty promise of American capitalism. Mary Slocum’s devastating reportage of the minute particulars of relationships, childhood memory, and gender discrimination in the workplace suggests how we might survive loneliness, marriage, and the aging process. The melancholy subject matter is offset by her sharp wit and the pleasure to be found in the plainspoken vernacular of everyday working people. Containing everything from astute comparisons of rural vs. urban lifestyle to maddening depictions of the uphill battles fought by social workers, this astounding collection speaks to us all.” –Christopher Luna, Printed Matter Vancouver publisher and author of Ghost Town, USA 


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