The Last Friday of every month brings déjà vu anxiety about making rent, a cloudy awareness of impending mortality and Them's Fightin' Words, our monthly series of gritty blue-collar literary readings MC'ed by local writer and Criminal Class Press poetry editor Johnny No Bueno.
After an open mic, we're proud to present readings from Brian Stephen Ellis and Roy Coughlin.
Mr. Ellis is a transplant to Portland, Oregon from his beloved Boston, Massachusetts. He was a part of the Boston Poetry Slam for six years. He is co-founder of the internationally renowned yes-wave think-tank The Whitehaus Family Record.
Mr. Coughlin repairs washers and dryers for a living. In his spare time he lies about being a writer. His work has appeared at Small Doggies Magazine and HOUSEFIRE.