Bird No Bird

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A reading featuring:

Jeff Alessandrelli
Sarah Bartlett
John Beer
Donald Dunbar
Becks Nguyen
Kelly Schirmann
Kisha Lewellyn Schlegel

Jeff Alessandrelli is the author of the full-length collection THIS LAST TIME WILL BE THE FIRST. Other work has appeared in Denver Quarterly, DIAGRAM, Gulf Coast, Boston Review and four chapbooks. The name of Jeff’s dog is Beckett Long Snout. The name of his micro-press is Dikembe Press.

Sarah Bartlett lives in Portland, OR. Her first full-length poetry collection was the recipient of the Subito Poetry Prize and is forthcoming in 2015. She is the author of two chapbooks, My Only Living Relative, forthcoming from Phantom Limb Press in 2015, and Freud Blah Blah Blah, published by Rye House Press in 2014. She has also co-authored two chapbook collaborations. Her recent work has appeared in: Cloudbanks & Shimbleshanks, The Volta, Sixth Finch, Alice Blue, Swine, and elsewhere.

John Beer is the author of The Waste Land and Other Poems (Canarium, 2010), which won the Norma Farber First Book Award from the Poetry Society of America. A graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, he lived on the Greek island of Patmos for two years in the late 1990s, where he served as literary assistant to Robert Lax. He currently teaches creative writing at Portland State University; previously, he reviewed theater for Time Out Chicago. He edited a collection of poems by Robert Lax, Poems (1962-1997) (Wave Books, 2013).

Donald Dunbar helps run If Not For Kidnap, edits poetry / interviews poets for draft: The Journal of Process, and writes the column POEMHACK. He is author of Eyelid Lick (Fence Books) and the chapbook Slow Motion German Adjectives (Mammoth Editions).

Kelly Schirmann is a writer, musician, & visual artist from Northern California. She is the author of Popular Music (Black Ocean, 2016) & the co-author of Boyfriend Mountain (Poor Claudia). She is the singer for Young Family, whose EP King Cobra is available as a cassette from Spork Press, & runs Black Cake, a record label for poetry & other experiments. She lives in Portland, Oregon, & at kellyschirmann.com.

Kisha Lewellyn Schlegel's most recent essay "Oil," is in the online edition of Conjunctions. She has also published essays in the Iowa Review, Drunken Boat, Gulf Coast, and elsewhere. She holds a Masters degree in Environmental Studies from the University of Montana and an MFA from Iowa's Nonfiction Writing Program. She now teaches creative writing at Whitman College.
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