Printed Matter Vancouver author Jenney Pauer to read from Serenity in the Brutal Garden at the Figures of Speech Reading Series in Portland May 15

Printed Matter Vancouver is happy to share the following announcement from Figures of Speech co-host Steve Williams:
Our Next Event

Join us for another passionate evening of poetry at In Other Words (http://inotherwords.org/events), 14 NE Killingsworth, Portland, 7 p.m. on May 15th. Stephanie Lenox and Jenney Pauer are going to bring their words to life just for you. And to make sure you enjoy the event, we’ll provide Open Mic, poetry prompts, broadsides both present and past, and of course Cookies. See you all soon.

Stephanie Lenox lives in Salem, Oregon, with her husband and two daughters. She teaches poetry at Willamette University and edits the literary journal Blood Orange Review. She is the author of The Heart That Lies Outside the Body, an award-winning poetry chapbook published by Slapering Hol Press in 2007. Her first full-length poetry collection Congress of Strange People is forthcoming from Airlie Press in fall 2012. Her work has appeared widely in literary journals and has been honored with fellowships from the Arizona Commission on the Arts and the Oregon Arts Commission. Her website is www.stephanielenox.com.

Stephanie Lenox
Photo credit: Sabina Samiee / Oregon Arts Commission
Jenney Pauer is a graduate of Southern Methodist University, where she studied theater and English literature. After serving four years in the U.S. Army as a Korean linguist, she obtained a Secondary English Education degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Before moving to the Pacific Northwest with her dog and cat in 2008, she taught high school English along the border of Arizona and Mexico. Recently, Jenney co-wrote a short film, Nico’s Sampaguita, which was accepted into the 27th Annual Asian Pacific Film Festival in Los Angeles, and is soon to be released by Sacred Fire Films in San Francisco, CA.

Jenney Pauer

by Anna Shogren

Printed Matter Vancouver presents Serenity in the Brutal Garden, the debut collection by Vancouver poet Jenney Pauer

Printed Matter Vancouver editors Toni Partington and Christopher Luna are proud to announce the publication of Jenney Pauer’s first book of poetry, Serenity in the Brutal Garden. This book of finely crafted, poignant poetry packs the same emotional punch that Vancouver, WA has come to expect from her spoken word performances.  As Northwest spoken word legend Jack McCarthy comments, ” If George Eliot were alive today and writing poetry, she would sound a lot like Jenney Pauer. There is an unforced elegance in virtually every line she writes. My immediate response is to stand back and salute.”

Printed Matter Vancouver nominated Jenney Pauer’s poem “Relational Aggression,” which appears in the Ghost Town Poetry anthology (http://www.amazon.com/Ghost-Town-Poetry-2004-2010-Anthology/dp/1461075114/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1317767068&sr=1-1#reader_1461075114), for the 2012 Pushcart Prize.

CELEBRATE NATIONAL POETRY MONTH

with a book launch party for Jenney Pauer’s

SERENITY IN THE BRUTAL GARDEN

Edited by Toni Partington and Christopher Luna

for Printed Matter Vancouver

Book cover photo: Anni Becker

Book cover design: Toni Partington

GHOST TOWN POETRY OPEN MIC
Hosted by Christopher Luna and Toni Partington
all ages and uncensored since 2004

7pm Thursday, April 12, 2012
and every second Thursday

Cover to Cover Books
6300 NE St. James Rd., Suite 104B
(St. James & Minnehaha)
Vancouver, WA
360-993-7777
christopherjluna@gmail.com
http://www.printedmattervancouver.com

Jenney Pauer

Photo by Anna Shogren

Jenney Pauer is a graduate of Southern Methodist University, where she studied theater and English literature. After serving four years in the United States Army as a Korean linguist, she obtained a Secondary English Education degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Before moving to the Pacific Northwest with her dog and cat in 2008, she taught high school English along the border of Arizona and Mexico. Recently, Jenney co-wrote a short film, Nico’s Sampaguita, accepted into the 27th Annual Asian Pacific Film Festival in Los Angeles, and soon to be released by Sacred Fire Films in San Francisco, California. This is her first book.