Thursday, November 7, saw the debut of the first-ever Poetry Press Week at Literary Arts! Inspired by the fashion industry’s biannual exhibition, Fashion Week, Poetry Press Week was designed to showcase various local poets’ yet unpublished works. Five Portland-based poets selected “models,” or readers, to present their latest pieces via spoken performance, dance and music. Among the invited were members of the press, publishers, editors and agents, as well as the general public.
Poetry Press Week is the brainchild of Liz Mehl and Justin Rigamonti, with the assistance of Heather Brown. “We hope the event will become biannual,” Brown remarked. Featured poets of the evening were Ashley Toliver, Britta Ameel, Carl Adamshick, Matthew Dickman, and Zachary Schomburg.
Ashley Toliver had prepared a simple scene of only two readers, dressed in matching black and white clothes, delivering her lines in colorless voices against a backdrop of charcoal drawings of insects and anatomy.
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