Printed Matter Vancouver and Angst Gallery proudly present
an AWP offsite reading featuring
Ohio’s Argus House Press & Červená Barva Press
and NYC’s great weather for MEDIA
Put it on your calendar!
Saturday March 30
1015 Main Street
Vancouver, WA 98663
FREE, but please support our out-of-town guests by buying their books.
Food and libation provided by Niche Wine Bar, 1013 Main Street.
Argus House Press & Červená Barva Press
Argus Press Authors
Teneice Durrant is the Managing Editor of Argus House press and Winged City Chapbooks. A graduate of Spalding University’s Low Res MFA, she is the author of four poetry chapbook and one full length, Glass Corset, just out from Two of Cups Press. She is a college professor and private writing instructor from Akron, Ohio.
Anastacia-Renee is Seattle’s Civic Poet and former 2015-2017 Poet-in-Residence at Hugo House. She is a hybrid genre writer, workshop facilitator, and multivalent performance artist. She is the author of four books: Forget It (Black Radish Books), (v.), (Gramma Press), Answer (Me) (Argus Press) and 26 (Dancing Girl Press) and her poetry, prose and fiction have been published widely. She has appeared in 9 Ounces, a One Woman Show, a theatrical mixed media project. She was a 2016 James W. Ray Distinguished Writers Award nominee and a 2016 Pushcart Prize nominee.
Amanda Johnston earned a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from the University of Southern Maine. She is the author of two chapbooks, GUAP and Lock & Key, and the full-length collection Another Way to Say Enter (Argus House Press). Her poetry and interviews have appeared in numerous online and print publications, among them, Callaloo, Poetry, Puerto del Sol, Muzzle,Pluck!, No, Dear and the anthologies, Small Batch, Full, di-ver-city, The Ringing Ear: Black Poets Lean South, and Women of Resistance: Poems for a New Feminism. The recipient of multiple Artist Enrichment grants from the Kentucky Foundation for Women and the Christina Sergeyevna Award from the Austin International Poetry Festival, she is a member of the Affrilachian Poets and has received fellowships from Cave Canem Foundation and the Austin Project at the University of Texas. Johnston is a Stonecoast MFA faculty member, a cofounder of Black Poets Speak Out, and founder of Torch Literary Arts. She serves on the Cave Canem Foundation board of directors and currently lives in Texas. http://www.amandajohnston.com
Recently selected by Oliver de la Paz for the Patricia Goedicke Prize in Poetry from Cutbank , J. R. Toriseva’s work has appeared in, or is forthcoming, from The North American Review, Salt Hill, The Literary Review, The Saranac Review, The Cincinnati Review, Descant, and JACKET, among others, and included in “Days I Moved Through Ordinary Sound from City Lights”, and “Best Canadian Poetry in English”. Toriseva currently serves as the Director of English and Communication Arts, and an Assistant Professor of English at SUNY-GCC, she has also taught for Mills College, California Poets in the Schools, San Francisco WritersCorps, and Literary Arts of Portland, Oregon.
Červená Barva Press Authors
ČERVENÁ BARVA PRESS was founded in April of 2005. The press solicits poetry, fiction, and plays from various writers around the world, and holds open contests regularly for its chapbooks, postcards, broadsides and full-length books. I look for work that has a strong voice, is unique, and that takes risks with language. Please see submission guidelines for current information. I encourage queries from Central and Eastern Europe.
Great Weather for Media
Featuring Venus De Mars, Thomas Fucaloro, Craig Kite, David Lawton, Christopher Luna, David lawton, Jane Ormerod, Lynette Reini-Grandell, Mary McLaughlin Slechta, and Michelle Whittaker
Venus de Mars is the front-founding member of glam-punk/trans-band “Venus de Mars & All The Pretty Horses,” a core artist of “Rifle Sport Alternative Art Gallery,” and is writing a memoir. She has illustrated covers for Holy Cow! Press, and contributed art used by great weather for MEDIA and others.
Thomas Fucaloro is the author of two books of poetry published by Three Rooms Press, most recently It Starts from the Belly and Blooms. The winner of a performance grant from the Staten Island Council of the Arts and the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, he has been on five national slam teams
Craig Kite is a poet, publisher and director of Mad Gleam Press LLC. He is the current poetry slam champion of Staten Island, NY which he represented at the National Poetry Slam 2018. He was nominated for a Pushcart Prize by great weather for MEDIA in 2016 and has been published by various presses. He has a background in journalism/human rights reporting and has written from locations such as Iraq, Turkey, Chiapas, Guatemala, New Orleans, and Algonquin territory Ontario.
Christopher Luna served as the first Poet Laureate of Clark County, WA from 2013-2017. His first full-length collection of poetry, Message from the Vessel in a Dream, was published by Flowstone Press in 2018. Luna has an MFA from the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics, and is the co-founder, with Toni Lumbrazo Luna, of Printed Matter Vancouver, a small press for Northwest writers which also provides writing coaching, editing, and manuscript review. He has hosted the popular Ghost Town Poetry Open Mic in Vancouver, WA since 2004. Luna’s books include Brutal Glints of Moonlight, GHOST TOWN, USA and The Flame Is Ours: The Letters of Stan Brakhage and Michael McClure 1961-1978.
David Lawton wrote the poetry collection Sharp Blue Stream. A graduate of the acting program at Boston University, he was also Guest Artist in the graduate play writing classes taught by Nobel Laureate Derek Walcott. The 2009 Herbert Huncke tribute reading he curated is legend in post-beat New York.
Jane Ormerod is the author of the full-length poetry collections Welcome to the Museum of Cattle and Recreational Vehicles on Fire. Her work also appears in publications including Maintenant, Marsh Hawk Press Review, Post (BLANK), Sensitive Skin, The Nervous Breakdown, and Paris Lit Up. Jane is a founding editor at independent press, great weather for MEDIA.
Lynette Reini-Grandell is the author of Wild Verge and Approaching the Gate. Other work has appeared in Alligator Juniper, The Understanding between Foxes and Light (great weather for MEDIA), Poetry Motel, Revolver, and Poetry City U.S.A., among others. She has received grants from the Finlandia Foundation and the Minnesota State Arts Board. Based in Minneapolis, she performs poetry with the Bosso Poetry Company and the jazz/poetry collective Sonoglyph. Her newest project is a book-length memoir about finding her voice amid the glam-punk peaks and lows of life with a transgender rock star spouse.
Mary McLaughlin Slechta is author of the poetry collection Wreckage on a Watery Moon, three chapbooks, and a novel, The Spoonmaker’s Diamond. She’s taught at the Chautauqua Institute in New York and joined the editorial staff of great weather for MEDIA after serving as guest fiction editor in 2014.
Michelle Whittaker is a poet and musician. Surge, her debut poetry collection from great weather for MEDIA, was Finalist in the 2018 Next Generation Indie Book Awards. Her poems have been published in The New Yorker, Vinyl, Narrative, Southampton Review, Transitions Magazine, and other publications. She was awarded a Jody Donohue Poetry Prize, NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship, and Cave Canem Fellowship. Michelle is an Assistant Professor in the Program of Writing and Rhetoric at Stony Brook University.
Founded in January 2012 by Jane Ormerod, Thomas Fucaloro, and Brant Lyon, great weather for MEDIA focuses on the unpredictable, the fearless, the bright, the dark, and the innovative…. We are based in New York City and showcase both national and international writers. As well as publishing the highest quality poetry and prose, we organize numerous readings, performances, and book releases in New York City and across the country.
ABOUT ANGST GALLERY
Since its opening in 2008, Angst Gallery has hosted solo and group shows featuring more than 300 local and national artists and cultural events including art shows, musical performances, book launch parties, art talks, classes, workshops, and the monthly Ghost Town Poetry Open Mic. More than just a place to show art, Angst Gallery is also a safe space for community discussion, where all people are respected for who they are. We donate the use of the space to organizations that work for human rights and progressive social change.
ABOUT PRINTED MATTER VANCOUVER
Founded in 2011 by Christopher Luna and Toni Lumbrazo Luna, Printed Matter Vancouver works with new, emerging, or established poets and writers. We believe in getting the work out by providing a way for writers to get the support, feedback, and guidance they want to enter the publishing world. Our services include editing, coaching, workshops, manuscript layout, format, and production.
Printed Matter Vancouver is also a small press which has published five books of poetry featuring Clark County authors: Ghost Town Poetry (volumes one and two), Serenity in the Brutal Garden by Jenney Pauer, Meet Me Where I left You by Tiffany Burba, and Consistently East by Matthew Eiford-Schroeder.