Gritty Blue Collar Literature returns on Last Friday!
A new reading series has bullied its way into town -- the kind of literature that looks great with a black eye, that knows the sting of dry-wall in winter-cracked knuckles, that knows the difference between the smells of freshly sanitized stripper poles and black tar heroin. This is the home for the terrifying and obscene.
Join us every Last Friday for "Them's Fightin' Words!" Our host, (local writer and Criminal Class Press Poetry Editor) Johnny No Bueno vows to bring you the grittiest and most down-home writing Portland has ever known.
The second installment of TFW! will be at 7PM August 31st, featuring readings from Dena Rash Guzman and Brian Tibbetts, and an open mic for new writers to get their performing feet wet and veterans to work out their latest pieces.
About this month's features:
Ms. Guzman is a poet and editor whose writing can be found or is forthcoming at Thrush, Rumpus, Gertrude, Lyre Lyre, Fried Chicken and Coffee and elsewhere. She is founding editor of the literary journal Unshod Quills and managing director for Shanghai's only independent English-language press, HAL Publishing. Her first book of poetry will be released by Dog On A Chain Press in late 2012. She also co-produces Unchaste Readers, Portland's only all-female literary series.
Mr. Tibbetts is a writer, musician, printmaker and painter whose writing has appeared in Word Riot, Gobshite Quarterly and Housefire. He is the Fiction Editor of Unshod Quills.